in the wake of
phrasal 1. close behind and in the same path of travel <
missionaries arrived in the wake of conquistadors and soldiers — Sabine MacCormack
>
2. as a result of ; as a consequence of <
power vacuums left in the wake of the second world war — A. M. Schlesinger b1917
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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