Examples of success in a Sentence
- An enormous popular and critical success, The Liars' Club was credited with (or blamed for) launching a new wave of memoir-writing. (Karr deflects this accusation: "I think memoir started with St. Augustine," she told Salon in 1997.) —Mollie Wilson O'Reilly, Commonweal, 23 Oct. 2009
- Fred tries to keep up his end of the conversation, but without much success; he has never grown bulbs, cooked veal, seen a film by Fassbinder, etc. He feels provincial and out of it … —Alison Lurie, Foreign Affairs, 2006
- Since I was interested in finding out about the successes as well as the failures disabled women experience in the world, I interviewed women who had some work experience, although it was often part-time work and sometimes interrupted. —Mary Grimley Mason, Working Against Odds, 2004
- The necessaries of life for man in this climate may, accurately enough, be distributed under the several heads of Food, Shelter, Clothing, and Fuel; for not till we have secured these are we prepared to entertain the true problems of life with freedom and a prospect of success. —Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854
Success came easily to him.
She is country music's most recent success.
The growth of the tourism industry is one of the city's great successes.
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The one thing in common during all three periods of success at Oak Ridge High was continuity.
There have been other forms of adversity that hindered the team, but that made the success at states all the more commendable.
By any account, John Krasinski’s directorial debut A Quiet Place was a strong success.
Anyone doubting the long game here should be encouraged by Callazzo’s surprising success at the Iron Room (648 N. Albany Ave.
Ayton’s first game in a Suns’ uniform wasn’t a rousing success, at least from a statistical perspective.
The Russian Proton hasn't always been a roaring success either.
The World Cup is hurtling towards the end of its 21st staging, and though soccer is the most global of all games, success at its finest tournament has been reserved for a handful of bluebloods.
Stay Thirsty, a son of Bernardini, is having early success at $5,000 for a live foal at Lovacres.
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SUCCESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of success for English Language Learners
: the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame
: the correct or desired result of an attempt
: someone or something that is successful : a person or thing that succeeds
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Definition of success for Students
- But you must, when you are calculating the odds of the mouse's success, factor in his love for the princess.
- —Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux
- The show was a success.
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