SUCCESSFUL in a Sentence

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He swore in his heart that he would not fail in this if human effort and human perseverance could render him successful.

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 Meanings and Examples of SUCCESSFUL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
successful
 a.  having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The instant he entered I saw by his face that he had not been successful.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
2  He swore in his heart that he would not fail in this if human effort and human perseverance could render him successful.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In PART II: CHAPTER II. THE FLOWER OF UTAH
3  He was especially successful with the sheep.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter V
4  It had become usual to give Napoleon the credit for every successful achievement and every stroke of good fortune.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
5  The farm had had a fairly successful year, but was still short of money.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter IX
6  "Daladier," he read finding his place in the column, "has been successful in pegging down the franc."
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 1
7  I am not romantic fool enough to further the fortune, or avert the fate, of one who is likely to be a successful obstacle between me and my wishes.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
8  An effort to draw aside the curtain of his couch was in some degree successful, although rendered difficult by the pain of his wound.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
9  Connie was aware from successful, old, hearty, bluffing Sir Malcolm, that artists did advertise themselves, and exert themselves to put their goods over.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
10  If you began to be unsuccessful you'd begin to flirt, like Charlie, who isn't successful.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
11  After all, Michaelis was really more dignified in the matter, and far, far more successful.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
12  A successful scheme of this sort generally brings on another; and the having been to Mansfield Common disposed them all for going somewhere else the day after.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
13  She found herself more successful in sending away than in retaining a companion.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
14  But Miss Crawford persevered, and argued the case with so much affectionate earnestness through all the heads of William and the cross, and the ball, and herself, as to be finally successful.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVI
15  He soon joined them again, successful, of course; Lady Dalrymple would be most happy to take them home, and would call for them in a few minutes.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  There is a saying that behind every successful man there's a woman.
17  Behind every successful man there's a lot u unsuccessful years.
18  If you want to be successful, it's just this simple.
19  A successful outcome is not beyond the realms of possibility.
20  The new regime has no successful economic reforms on which to build.
21  The successful candidate will be fluent in French and German.
22  Helen made a successful career in cabaret.
23  She seemed destined for a successful career.
24  The company has been very successful in the commercial arena.
25  Also present is the concept of aesthetic pleasure emerging as a by-product of the successful ordering of complex data.
26  Whether he will continue to be successful in future is open to doubt.
27  A police officer who takes to crime is likely to be more successful at it than most.
28  It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, will determine its successful outcome.
29  A successful campaign should have an element of surprise.
30  If British business is to have a successful future, companies must establish a firm foothold in Europe.