There were four little girls, and two little boys, besides the baby who might have been either, and the baby’s next successor who was as yet neither.
But, he was particular in stipulating that if I were not received with cordiality, or if I were not encouraged to repeat my visit as a visit which had no ulterior object but was simply one of gratitude for a favor received, then this experimental trip should have no successor.
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He was President Lincoln’s successor.
The manager is nearing retirement, so they are searching for a successor.