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succession
used in Moby Dick

4 uses
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Definition
series or sequence (one after another)
  • He kept a whole row of pipes there ready loaded, stuck in a rack, within easy reach of his hand; and, whenever he turned in, he smoked them all out in succession, lighting one from the other to the end of the chapter; then loading them again to be in readiness anew.
    Chapters 25-27 — Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (59% in)
succession = sequence (one after another)
  • Soon after, two cries in quick succession on each side of us denoted that the other boats had got fast; but hardly were they overheard, when with a lightning-like hurtling whisper Starbuck said: "Stand up!" and Queequeg, harpoon in hand, sprang to his feet.
    Chapters 46-48 — Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (88% in)
  • succession = sequence (one after another)
  • Nothing was said for some moments, while a succession of riotous waves rolled by, which by one of those occasional caprices of the seas were tumbling, not heaving it.
    Chapters 70-72 — The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (44% in)
  • succession = series (one after another)
  • "Do you know, gentlemen"—very gravely and mathematically bowing to each Captain in succession—"Do you know, gentlemen, that the digestive organs of the whale are so inscrutably constructed by Divine Providence, that it is quite impossible for him to completely digest even a man's arm?"
    Chapters 100-102 — The Pequod meets....; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (36% in)
succession = sequence (one after another)
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