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succession
used in All's Well That Ends Well

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
a succession of events
Definition
series or sequence (one after another)
  • Sir, for a quart d'ecu he will sell the fee-simple of his salvation, the inheritance of it; and cut the entail from all remainders and a perpetual succession for it perpetually.
    4.3 — Act 4 Scene 3 — The Florentine camp (83% in)
succession = repetition for a line of descendants (one after another)

(editor's note:  Shakescleare translates the part of the sentence prior to the semicolon as: "Sir, for just a silver coin, he'd sell all his chances at being saved and his heirs' chances too." It translates the rest of the sentence as "He'd cast off his salvation and his descendants' salvation forever.")
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2  —1 use as in:
presidential line of succession
Definition
replacement — especially someone to taking a job or position after another leaves it
  • —Beware of them, Diana; their promises, enticements, oaths, tokens, and all these engines of lust, are not the things they go under; many a maid hath been seduced by them; and the misery is, example, that so terrible shows in the wreck of maidenhood, cannot for all that dissuade succession, but that they are limed with the twigs that threaten them.
    3.5 — Act 3 Scene 5 — Without the walls of Florence (24% in)
succession = replacement (other women replacing those who had previously seduced)
There are no more uses of "succession" flagged with this meaning in All's Well That Ends Well.

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