It is a mystical estate, an apostolic succession, from only begetter to only begotten.
As he awaited the fatal signal he tested the edge of his horrible weapon by honing it upon his brawny forearm or decapitated in rapid succession a flock of sheep which had been provided by the admirers of his fell but necessary office.
What discrete succession of images did Stephen meanwhile perceive?
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She survived a succession of catastrophes.
Some investors are nervous that the founder and CEO is elderly, but others are comforted by a rigorous succession plan.