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succession
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David Copperfield
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  • To everybody in succession, Captain Hopkins said: ’Have you read it?’
  • When I took the road again next morning, I found that it lay through a succession of hop-grounds and orchards.
  • This, and many offers to lend him a knife for the purpose, exasperated him to such a degree, that the whole day was a succession of rushes on his part, and flights on the part of the boys.
  • Mr. Micawber resumed his seat on the close of these remarks, and drank two glasses of punch in grave succession.
  • Mr. Micawber extended his hand to each of us in succession, and then covered his face with his pocket-handkerchief, which I think had more snuff upon it than he was aware of.
  • During the last few minutes, Mrs. Heep had been clamouring to her son to be ’umble’; and had been going down on her knees to all of us in succession, and making the wildest promises.
  • In the taking of legal oaths, for instance, deponents seem to enjoy themselves mightily when they come to several good words in succession, for the expression of one idea; as, that they utterly detest, abominate, and abjure, or so forth; and the old anathemas were made relishing on the same principle.
  • There have been times when I have administered a succession of facers to them; there have been times when they have been too many for me, and I have given in, and said to Mrs. Micawber, in the words of Cato, "Plato, thou reasonest well.

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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.

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