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Definition happening in a specific order — especially chronological order
  • She has a gift for breaking a complex task into a simple series of sequential steps.
sequential = happening in a specific order — especially chronological order
  • The story is told sequentially.
  • Please start at the beginning and tell the story in sequence.
  • She is outstanding at sequential reasoning while he excels at leaps of intuitive insight.
  • In his mind, he reviewed the sequence of events that had begun in the cave.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • sequence = order (happening in order)
  • One by one, in sequence, I tugged on each of the ropes,
    Tim O'Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • sequence = order (the order in which the ropes are arranged)
  • At end of intermission, the following enter single file, row by row, ... entering in sequence as follows:
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • sequence = in a specific order
  • Her carefully planned sequence of events was disrupted,
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • sequence = happening in a specific order
  • On a pattern like this, by daylight, there is a lack of sequence, a defiance of law, that is a constant irritant to a normal mind.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • sequence = happening in a specific order
  • Always remember, fencing requires a mastery of skills that are sequential and hierarchical in nature.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • sequential = happening in a specific order
  • She seems to be performing operations in the wrong sequence.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • sequence = order of events
  • I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • sequence = an order in which things happened
  • He tried to imagine the sequence of events:
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • sequence = order (chronological order in which things happen)
  • I mean, the way he hammered home his points, one by one, in logical sequence.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • sequence = order (happening in order)
  • A very thin and very agile person may, by observing his reflection in a rapid sequence of longitudinal strips, obtain a fairly accurate conception of his looks.
    O. Henry  --  The Gift of the Magi
  • sequence = order
  • "How strangely you talk," said I, "of such a constantly recurring and consequently commonplace matter as the sequence of the seasons."
    William Morris  --  News from Nowhere
  • I liked working out the sequence of blue eyes in families that had no characteristics except blue eyes and brown eyes.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • This whole fearsome sequence of events appeared in my mind's eye.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • She had raised the paddle that started the sequence of events that led to Missy being taken.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Soon their column too was broken into a sequence of irregular puffs.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout

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