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 Meanings and Examples of SUCCESSION
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succession
 n.  act of succeeding, or following after; following of things in order of time or place, or a series of things so following; sequence
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  This conversation had occurred while our cab had been threading its way through a long succession of dingy streets and dreary by-ways.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
2  They were so delighted with the song that they sang it right through five times in succession, and might have continued singing it all night if they had not been interrupted.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
3  Then, for the seventh time in succession, they both looked out of the window.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
4  The archers, having previously determined by lot their order of precedence, were to shoot each three shafts in succession.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
5  Of twenty-four arrows, shot in succession, ten were fixed in the target, and the others ranged so near it, that, considering the distance of the mark, it was accounted good archery.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
6  Men of their precarious course of life change readily from the banquet to the battle; and, to Richard, the exchange seemed but a succession of pleasure.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
7  They rose up, in such quick succession, that he could hardly count them.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
8  Eustacia's features went through a rhythmical succession of them.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 3 How a Little Sound Produced a Great Dream
9  Through three dances in succession they spun their way; and then, fatigued with the incessant motion, Eustacia turned to quit the circle in which she had already remained too long.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 3 She Goes Out to Battle against Depression
10  My friend was in excellent spirits over the success which had attended a succession of difficult and important cases, so that I was able to induce him to discuss the details of the Baskerville mystery.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
11  It will be of use to me to hear the succession of events again.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
12  The autumn of that year was a stormy one, and there was a long succession of southerly gales.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
13  The twinkling succession of darkness and light was excessively painful to the eye.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In III
14  The blinking succession of the days and nights was resumed, the sun got golden again, the sky blue.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In XII
15  Despite a succession of governesses and two years at the near-by Fayetteville Female Academy, her education was sketchy, but no girl in the County danced more gracefully than she.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  You taught me to aim for success and to accept failure with courage.
17  It is an unpalatable fact of life that the most deserving people do not often achieve the most success.
18  He has the ability to achieve success in whatever field of endeavour he should choose.
19  She was so hungry for success that she'd do anything to achieve it.
20  Her persistence and enthusiasm have helped the group to achieve its international success.
21  Only those who struggle on can achieve success.
22  Her testimony works against his chance of success as a politician.
23  Our success was the cue for other companies to press ahead with new investment.
24  I wouldn't care success oilure, for I will only struggle ahead as long as I have been destined to the distance.
25  I have long since abandoned the notion that higher education is essential to either success or happiness.
26  Success in making money is not always a good criterion of success in life.
27  His success can't be cried down by anyone.
28  It does appear we are on the right road to success.
29  To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.
30  Wilson has achieved considerable success as an artist.