one after another

idiom

1
: in a continuing series
The buses kept arriving, one after another.
One person after another walked out of the concert.
2
: each one in a continuing series
One after another of her friends got married and moved away.

Examples of one after another in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The women with the highest game scores were given first pick, and a program organizer led them outside, one after another, to a laptop displaying head shots of the men. Max Kim, Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2024 In 1970, Crane set up her tripod just outside the entry of a office building in downtown Chicago, opening her shutter over and over as the building released one after another set of humans into the flow of the city sidewalk. Robert Sullivan, Vogue, 12 Apr. 2024 Before the first wave of drivers loaded their vans, a second series of vans drove uniformly into the bay, parking one after another in rows of four in a launch pad dubbed bravo, like the phonetic alphabet used by the military. Angela Palermo, Idaho Statesman, 3 Apr. 2024 The authorities arrest a man accused of murdering several homeless people one after another on the streets of Barcelona. Emiliano De Pablos, Variety, 8 Apr. 2024 During a second reading of the draft legislation Tuesday, lawmakers pledged their support for the measure one after another. Lily Kuo, Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2024 Instead of one after another, there have been days of sun to break up the rain. Paul Rogers, The Mercury News, 12 Feb. 2024 These two names are assigned, one after another, in a pivotal scene in both the book and the film — the former a revolutionary’s moniker, the latter a Fremen warrior’s honorific. Lucas Trevor, Washington Post, 4 Mar. 2024 In this piece, Solnit focuses on the years of advocacy and baby steps that, taken one after another, can lead to a shift in government policy that benefits the environment. Longreads, 26 Jan. 2024

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“One after another.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/one%20after%20another. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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