in succession


: following one after the other
The guests arrived in succession.
He won the championship twice in succession.
She listed the names in quick/rapid succession.

Examples of in succession in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead of the players teeing off in succession from the first tee early in the morning, the PGA Tour shifted to a noontime, split-tee start, sending 12 groups of three off the front nine, and another 11 off the 10th tee. Justin Pelletier, Charlotte Observer, 10 May 2024 The cave became famous because of several Neanderthals being unearthed there in the late 1950s after their bodies appeared to have been buried in succession, the school in Cambridge, England, said. Jonathan Limehouse, USA TODAY, 2 May 2024 But for now, Gosling is riding a breezy new wave of his own creation, having taken two roles in succession that might seem less serious or consequential but may in fact be the beginning of a golden age. Stephanie Zacharek, TIME, 1 May 2024 That would mean another run at Europe next year, a fourth in succession. Rory Smith, New York Times, 12 Apr. 2024 In another repeat experiment, three sounding rockets will lift off in succession from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia before, during and after the eclipse to measure how the sudden disappearance of sunlight impacts Earth’s upper atmosphere. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 3 Apr. 2024 As wires pulled him backwards, the cameras quickly went off in succession around him, while a pair of regular film cameras captured his movements. Jordan Runtagh, Peoplemag, 31 Mar. 2024 Pansies, petunias and annual vinca are all susceptible to the same fungus diseases so avoid planting them in succession in the same flower bed. Joshua Siskin, Orange County Register, 30 Mar. 2024 On April 8, a solar eclipse will occur across North America, with a path of totality — total blockage of the sun by the moon — occurring throughout the day above several large U.S. cities in succession. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, 19 Mar. 2024

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“In succession.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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