Usage examples for successive

  1. In vain did the men urge their bullocks over successive ridges of deep loose sand, the moment they had topped one there was another before them to ascend. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  2. Shall I tell you about some that I have observed throughout several successive winters? – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  3. " There are traces," he says, " among the old deposits of the earth of an organic progression among the successive forms of life. – The Antiquity of Man by Charles Lyell
  4. His official relations with the Foreign Office were courteous and agreeable, the successive Foreign Ministers during his stay being Count Richberg, Count Mensdorff, and Baron Beust. – Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, Complete by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Last Updated: February 6, 2009
  5. The cedar on the lawn gave up two limbs that fell upon successive days, at the same hour too- just before dusk. – The Man Whom the Trees Loved by Algernon Blackwood
  6. The criticisms upon the successive numbers as they came out were various, but generally encouraging. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  7. They might appear in successive pamphlets, each of a single sheet printed in double- column, and the series might be discontinued at any time if the public ceased to care for it. – Robert Browning by Edward Dowden
  8. He had declined repeated, successive invitations to Lady Wathin's table. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  9. Every successive rent and blow was of the like irresistible violence; and though the Paladin himself never fought with more force and fury, he lost blood every instant. – Stories from the Italian Poets: With Lives of the Writers, Vol. 2 by Leigh Hunt
  10. The history of Electro- Wireless Telegraphy, like that of all inventions, is one of successive stages, and all the work was not done by one man. – Electricity and Magnetism Nature's Miracles, Vol. III. by Elisha Gray
  11. Later, with successive visits to the forge, the layer of solar horn forming its floor is cut away, and the cavity exposed to view. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  12. Four successive attempts were made to get the jewel away from me. – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  13. So, in most old trees, the bark consists of successive layers of the inner woody bark. – Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf by Jane H. Newell
  14. 64. " By a number of syllables in succession, an emotion is sometimes raised extremely similar to that raised by successive motion: which may be evident even to those who are defective in taste, from the following fact, that the term movement in all languages is equally applied to both." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown