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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Would following this path with Kizer have created a path to success for him?
This represented a huge success for applied scientists, getting the right answer to a very hard question and effectively communicating it to community leaders.
Modern hindsight tends to view the Persian Gulf War as an undisputed and straightforward political success, the high-water mark of George H. W. Bush’s presidency.
One set that might have was a 7-6 (7-4) loss in the first round by Gabriel and Gerald Llanes, who had the most success for the Spartans doubles teams with 11 games won.
Indonesia launched a fierce effort to crack down on terrorism after the 2002 attack, and achieved some measure of success, with notable exceptions.
The Zhengs have had more success outside of conference play, finishing second at the Naperville Central and Hinsdale Central invitationals.
An altered game plan fueled the offense’s success in 2016, and a knee injury derailed it in 2017.
The goal: pinpoint subtypes of depression, then figure out which treatments have the best chance of success for each particular variant of the disease.
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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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