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noun as in continuation

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noun as in sequence

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The last week has seen a succession of US launch attempts canceled for issues primarily related to ground systems.

It’s the biggest test for American democracy — and for Kostyukov, whose two immediate predecessors died in quick succession amid rumors Vladimir Putin wasn’t happy.

From Ozy

Brazilian fashion retailer Dafiti has limped along through a succession of down rounds.

From Fortune

A succession of climate cases are now working their way through American courts.

From Quartz

This could continue to happen, opening us up to a succession of new, potentially lethal diseases.

The kerfuffle began with a £200 bet, followed by several smaller bets in quick succession.

When, in succession, he made Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959), Psycho (1960), and The Birds (1963).

“I was at first on a cot, and then in a succession of accommodations,” he says.

Two 20th-century phenomena, occurring in quick succession, are the culprits.

TR reinvigorated the office after a succession of grey presidents with his unself-conscious energy, idealism and determination.

And then several hours at Liszt's, where one succession of concertos, fantasias, and all sorts of tremendous things are played.

This reading secures scarcely anything more than a succession of sights to the eye or sounds to the ear.

The injured and indignant animal gave vent to a succession of eldritch screams.

The attempt failed, and was followed by a rapid succession of miscellaneous thrusts and passes in bewildering variety.

When you can play it eight times in succession without missing a note, I'll be satisfied.


On this page you'll find 54 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to succession, such as: sequence, series, concatenation, and continuity.

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