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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUCCEED

Uncle Peter did succeed in walking as far as Madison Square.

I endeavoured to obtain sight of him, but he was so wrapped and clothed that I did not succeed.

I strive to be useful to my fellow-creatures, and am happy if I succeed.

To-night we did not succeed in getting the howitzer into camp.

Self-government can succeed only through an instructed electorate.

For any one of us to succeed, we must succeed as one America.

I could not succeed in finding the plant for which they had been digging.

If I succeed in this I shall doubtless be able to seize more of His bounty.

I had made several attempts in that time to escape, but did not succeed.

Little satisfaction lay in land to which such a son was to succeed!

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "come next after, take the place of another," from Old French succeder (14c.), from Latin succedere "come after, go near to," from sub "next to, after" (see sub-) + cedere "go, move" (see cede). Meaning "to continue, endure" is from early 15c. The sense of "turn out well, have a favorable result" is first recorded late 15c., with ellipsis of adverb (succeed well).

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