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He was President Lincoln’s successor.
  replacement — typically a person who takes the job of another person, but it can also be a thing that replaces something else
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successor successors successoral
Strongly Associated with:   secession, succession
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  • He was President Lincoln’s successor.
  • The manager is nearing retirement, so they are searching for a successor.
  • The story as I’ve heard it is that Camille took an indefinite leave of absence from heading up the clan about a year ago and made Raphael her temporary successor.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • I was sent here tonight to bring you up to date on recent events and to introduce you to my successor.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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  • The fourth question asked which church was built by the emperor Justinian to demonstrate his superiority to the late Theodoric’s Ostrogothic successors.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • When she grew old, and her time as mayor was up, she explained about the box to her successor, who also kept the secret carefully, as did the next mayor.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • We are Young Pioneers, successors to Communism.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • He was due for some big post soon, and the last I had heard from Zabeth was that he was being considered as a successor to our local commissioner, who had been sacked shortly after the insurrection had broken out.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • But that many of these young victims were Polish is another measure of the Nazis’ frequent and cynical expediency in racial matters, since although Poles were regarded as subhuman, and along with other Slavic peoples, worthy successors to the Jews of the policy of extermination, they did in many cases satisfy certain crude physical requirements—familiar enough in facial feature to resemble those of Nordic blood and often of a luminiferous blondness that pleased the Nazi aesthetic sense…
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • A ruling group is a ruling group so long as it can nominate its successors.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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  • It is he who trains his successor.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • I recall Boggs’s response when I admitted I hadn’t put much thought into Snow’s successor.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • As her successor in that house, she regarded her with jealous abhorrence.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO Mr. Brown’s successor was the Reverend James Smith, and he was a different kind of man.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • The besom of reform hath swept him out of office, and a worthier successor wears his dignity and pockets his emoluments.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • What do you think of Vanilor or his successor, Eridor?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • As to what it was he feared, we can only deduce that by considering the formidable letters which were received by himself and his successors.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Chris, she confesses, used to poke fun at her capitalist zeal by calling her the duchess of York, Ivana Trump McCandless, and "a rising successor to Leona Helmsley."
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Those of his successors in each branch of natural philosophy with whom I was acquainted appeared even to my boy’s apprehensions as tyros engaged in the same pursuit.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Now as to your temporary successor ….
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He tells her that two years earlier he’d married Cady’s successor, but that his wife took her life in a fit of depression.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • This is our classic version, effortlessly surpassing its several successors.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The four favorites …. including Baggia …. the most likely successor as Supreme Pontiff …. how is it possible?
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Now, I should have thought the natural successor to the job, once Draco fails, is yourself?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • None of them was written by Peregrin, but he and his successors collected many manuscripts written by scribes of Gondor: mainly copies or summaries of histories or legends relating to Elendil and his heirs.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • I’m sorry, Eragon, but everyone importantmust stay here until Ajihad’s successor is chosen.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Not the least of which is that since I have no heirs of Heart descent, nor do I want any, I will choose my successor from one of the ranking families.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • It was the 4th of June, 1832; he went to the Porte Saint-Jacques, to Royal’s successor, and returned with one hundred francs.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • On this very 2nd of October he had dismissed James Forster, because that luckless youth had brought him shaving-water at eighty-four degrees Fahrenheit instead of eighty-six; and he was awaiting his successor, who was due at the house between eleven and half-past.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Their eyes, language and customs belied the white skin and proved to their dark successors that since they didn’t have to be feared, neither did they have to be considered.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • She will be my successor in this house.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll’s House
  • We should grow old here together, we should sit like this to our tea as old people, Maxim and I, with other dogs, the successors of these, and the library would wear the same ancient musty smell that it did now.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Peter, on the contrary, of whom the Popes are the successors," continued the Jesuit; "PORRIGE DIGITOS-present the fingers.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • He is a worthy successor to his great friend and it is no accident that his great and intelligent leadership has made him our leading statesman.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • I do not think my brother will ever marry again, and certainly not her; and this is why: first, I know that though he rarely speaks about the wife he has lost, the grief of that loss has gone too deep in his heart for him ever to decide to give her a successor and our little angel a stepmother.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • That housekeeper left, if I recollect rightly, two years after he came; and another, whom I did not know, was her successor; she lives there still.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • He saw in the young man his natural successor, and regretted that he had not a daughter, that he might have bound Edmond to him by a more secure alliance.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • There were two problems: Bjurman’s death would not of itself give her back control of her own life, and there was no guarantee that Bjurman’s successor would be an improvement.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • 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.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • The Priory believes that Constantine and his male successors successfully converted the world from matriarchal paganism to patriarchal Christianity by waging a campaign of propaganda that demonized the sacred feminine, obliterating the goddess from modern religion forever.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • She and her successor, David Remnick, graciously allowed me to spend many months away from the magazine to work on this book.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • One of these instructors was the Rev. Dr. H.B. Frissell, the present Principal of the Hampton Institute, General Armstrong’s successor.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Then, tho’ it should be true, he had left many debts, which his successor might be call’d upon to pay.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Surely, when God looks about at their successors, He cannot be loath to share His own with us.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Any term in this progression is large compared to its predecessor and small compared to its successor.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • A professor of rhetoric at Bowdoin College, sometimes professor of "Natural and Revealed Religion," successor to the chair of the famed Professor Stowe, husband to Harriet Beecher.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • But before that time we shall be ready with the money; and even though we were not, it would be a bad fortune indeed to find so merciless a creditor in his successor.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • Like his famous predecessor, Hally must grow up and become Master Harold, worthy successor to his father in the family business.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • And rising one day at dawn she had made a rapid journey through her hospital and convent and orphanage, looking for a soul she might train to be her successor.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Accordingly, they have a subaltern court paid to them by persons of the best rank; and sometimes by the force of dexterity and impudence, arrive, through several gradations, to be successors to their lord.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
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Associated words [difficulty]:   successor [2] , secession [4] , succession [1]
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