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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Likewise, the second convention was an even bigger success, though Wizard declines to release attendance figures.
Named for her two-year-old son, Dash, Sno Dash was an instant success that grew exponentially every day.
But 2017 wasn't a blockbuster success for mega IPOs.
What helped the Yard Goats become a success was their beautiful new stadium, which led to BallparkDigest.com naming the Yard Goats as its 2017 team of the year.
Though only a few hundred thousand kits sold, Kelly still saw it as a success.
Regardless of the outcome Friday night, particularly with what is still a less-the-full strength Musketeers team on the road in a bandbox UNI gym, this non-conference season has been a success in every conceivable way.
Forcing the shop to shut down would hardly be a community success.
It is understood that the club are not keen for Ceballos to leave the club in January and would instead prefer a loan move to be agreed over the summer as Madrid are still of the belief that the midfielder will one day become a success.
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Synonymsblockbuster, megahit, smash, hit, supernova, winner
Antonymsbomb, bummer, bust, catastrophe, clinker, debacle (also débâcle), dud, failure, fiasco, flop, misfire, turkey, washout
Related Wordsblue chip, blue chipper, corker, crackerjack (also crackajack), dandy, jim-dandy, pip, prizewinner; gem, jewel, treasure; marvel, natural, phenomenon, sensation, wonder; coup, triumph, victory
Near Antonymsdisappointment, fizzle, lemon, loser
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- 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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