Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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Or was Barry Elder more successful now that he had left the army?

In Italy our armies were not more successful than elsewhere.

Immediately after breakfast she called again, and this time was more successful.

Had he been in less haste perchance he had been more successful.

And naturally the more successful her efforts were the more time they consumed.

They were more successful on the following day, September 2, 1916.

But in that respect they were not any more successful than their opponents.

Even if he takes hold of a board fence he is no more successful.

As a subject of conversation, Harry was more successful than the average crime.

Nor is he more successful in his discussion of the nature of stems.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from success + -ful. Originally any kind of success; since late 19c. it has tended to mean "wealthy" unless otherwise indicated. Related: Successfully.