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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Medical crowdfunding has risen in popularity, but often lacks success.
With a career record of 116-61, Riley credits the senior leadership and deep lineup for the team’s success this season.
The cities of El Cajon, San Diego, San Marcos, Solana Beach and Vista have tobacco retailer licensing programs that have seen success for several years.
Instead of focusing on a traditional metric of success like yield per acre, the company is interested in optimizing nutrition per acre.
Now there will be deliverables by which the group's success can be measured, Gavin said, and the agreement is just for a year, after which it can be reviewed.
Despite his difficult upbringing, Robbins has become a pro at helping other people achieve success.
Getting a gauge on Araujo is still a challenge, especially since spring training success can be deceiving, and there’s a different feel to the regular season.
Sunday's win, which booked the Cardinals a ticket to the Sweet 16, continued a trend which indicates that assists are one of the most important factor's in Louisville's success this season.
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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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