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succession
used in Arrowsmith

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
a succession of events
Definition
series or sequence (one after another)
  • As well as Martin he loved irregularity; by principle he never had his meals at the same hours two days in succession, and by choice he worked all night and made poetry, rather bad poetry, at dawn.
    Chapter 30 (93% in)
succession = a row (one after the other)
  • But when he had missed four dinners in succession; when she had raged, "Can you imagine how awful it was for Mrs. Thorn to be short a man at the last moment?" when she had wailed, "I didn't so much mind your rudeness on the other nights, but this evening, when I had nothing to do and sat home alone and waited for you"—then he writhed.
    Chapter 38 (74% in)
succession = a row (one after another)
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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
  • Rippleton Holabird was elected full Director now, in succession to Gottlieb, and he sought to use Martin as the prize exhibit of the Institute.
    Chapter 36 (50% in)
succession = replacement
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