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consecutive, sequent, sequential, serial, successiveadjective
in regular succession without gaps
Coming one after the other in a series.
They had won the title for five successive years.
Of, or relating to a succession.
Etymology: succedere, to succeed in
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: successif, French.
Three with fiery courage he assails,
And each successive after other quails,
Still wond’ring whence so many kings should rise. Daniel.
God hath set
Labour and rest, as day and night, to men
Successive. John Milton, Par. Lost.
God, by reason of his eternal indivisible nature, is by one single act of duration present to all the successive portions of time, and all successively existing in them. South.
Send the successive ills through ages down,
And let each weeping father tell his son. Matthew Prior.
Plead my successive title with your swords. William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus.
The empire being elective, and not successive, the emperors, in being, made profit of their own times. Walter Raleigh.
Successive refers to things or events that follow one after the other in a continuous series or sequence, with no interruptions or gaps in between. Typically, these things or events are of the same kind or are related in some way.
following in order or in uninterrupted course; coming after without interruption or interval; following one after another in a line or series; consecutive; as, the successive revolution of years; the successive kings of Egypt; successive strokes of a hammer
having or giving the right of succeeding to an inheritance; inherited by succession; hereditary; as, a successive title; a successive empire
Etymology: [Cf. F. successif. See Succeed.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'successive' in Adjectives Frequency: #639
The numerical value of successive in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of successive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Many families with young children and the elderly have been left homeless. They are living in makeshift shelters on embankments and river banks, for well over a month people's coping mechanisms have been worn down by successive waves of flooding. Cyclone Komen made a bad situation even worse. There are high levels of vulnerability in these communities which must not be neglected.
Our house call is that rates will stay unchanged, although the Fed will try to keep live the possibility that they may pull the trigger at any successive meeting.
Every successive failure leads us one step closer to success. Thank God for our failures, those painful walls we hit that define the seemingly invisible boundaries of our lives, ever redirecting us, like guiding lights, down the winning paths to all our victories.
I will not go so far as to say that to construct a history of thought without profound study of the mathematical ideas of successive epochs is like omitting Hamlet from the play which is named after him. . . But it is certainly analogous to cutting out the part of Ophelia. This simile is singularly exact. For Ophelia is quite essential to the play, she is very charming-- and a little mad.
As successive terminal moraines result form successive glaciations, so each frontier leaves its traces behind it, and when it becomes a settled area the region still partakes of the frontier characteristics. Thus the advance of the frontier has meant a steady movement away from the influence of Europe, a steady growth of independence on American lines.”
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