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More and more nervous, she was losing hold on the sequence of her facts.

The most natural thought to follow in sequence is: How like his own art!

Poe's saying that a long poem is a sequence of short ones is perfectly just.

In unity of sequence, the effect of variety is best exemplified by the 9.

What has it to do with trains of reasoning, or with the sequence of events in time?

They have been moved to their proper place in the sequence of Figures.

Are there no contradictions, no gaps in the sequence of ideas?

This does not mean that the sequence must be as enumerated here.

It must always take this sequence; why, I have not ascertained.

Lucy at her prayers, Lucy in her bed, had large gaps in the sequence of her thoughts.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "hymn sung after the Hallelujah and before the Gospel," from Old French sequence "answering verses" (13c.), from Medieval Latin sequentia "a following, a succession," from Latin sequentem (nominative sequens), present participle of sequi "to follow" (see sequel). In Church use, a partial loan-translation of Greek akolouthia, from akolouthos "following." General sense of "succession," also "a sequence at cards," appeared 1570s.

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