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to walk after the spirit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Walk \Walk\ (w[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Walked; p. pr. & vb. n. Walking.] [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel. v[=a]lka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen. [root]130.] [1913 Webster] 1. To move along on foot; to advance by steps; to go on at a moderate pace; specifically, of two-legged creatures, to proceed at a slower or faster rate, but without running, or lifting one foot entirely before the other touches the ground. [1913 Webster] At the end of twelve months, he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. --Dan. iv. 29. [1913 Webster] When Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. --Matt. xiv. 29. [1913 Webster] Note: In the walk of quadrupeds, there are always two, and for a brief space there are three, feet on the ground at once, but never four. [1913 Webster] 2. To move or go on the feet for exercise or amusement; to take one's exercise; to ramble. [1913 Webster] 3. To be stirring; to be abroad; to go restlessly about; -- said of things or persons expected to remain quiet, as a sleeping person, or the spirit of a dead person; to go about as a somnambulist or a specter. [1913 Webster] I have heard, but not believed, the spirits of the dead May walk again. --Shak. [1913 Webster] When was it she last walked? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To be in motion; to act; to move; to wag. [Obs.] "Her tongue did walk in foul reproach." --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Do you think I'd walk in any plot? --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] I heard a pen walking in the chimney behind the cloth. --Latimer. [1913 Webster] 5. To behave; to pursue a course of life; to conduct one's self. [1913 Webster] We walk perversely with God, and he will walk crookedly toward us. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 6. To move off; to depart. [Obs. or Colloq.] [1913 Webster] He will make their cows and garrans to walk. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] To walk in, to go in; to enter, as into a house. To walk after the flesh (Script.), to indulge sensual appetites, and to live in sin. --Rom. viii. 1. To walk after the Spirit (Script.), to be guided by the counsels and influences of the Spirit, and by the word of God. --Rom. viii. 1. To walk by faith (Script.), to live in the firm belief of the gospel and its promises, and to rely on Christ for salvation. --2 Cor. v. 7. To walk in darkness (Script.), to live in ignorance, error, and sin. --1 John i. 6. To walk in the flesh (Script.), to live this natural life, which is subject to infirmities and calamities. --2 Cor. x. 3. To walk in the light (Script.), to live in the practice of religion, and to enjoy its consolations. --1 John i. 7. To walk over, in racing, to go over a course at a walk; -- said of a horse when there is no other entry; hence, colloquially, to gain an easy victory in any contest. To walk through the fire (Script.), to be exercised with severe afflictions. --Isa. xliii. 2. To walk with God (Script.), to live in obedience to his commands, and have communion with him. [1913 Webster]