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.
Recent Examples of success from the Web
Doria has notched some successes since taking office.
Fresh from that success, Schneiderman began investigating whether ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest companies, had similarly violated the Martin Act in New York.
After Hurricane Harvey battered the area this summer, the Astros’ success emerged as a beacon of optimism, their run to the World Series serving as a symbol of the Houston’s resiliency in the face of calamity.
Hinch and Roberts’ collective success has teams seeking to follow a similar blueprint, which spells bad news for managers who predate baseball’s new world order.
In achieving success, Mr. Ryan will need to work hand-in-hand with President Trump, who yearns for a tax cut victory as much as Mr. Ryan does.
Luther himself called worldly success a sign of God’s displeasure.
But the Pokes couldn’t cash in, and the Sooners survived continued improbable success in this series, winning for the 15th time in 16 games when both teams are ranked.
The situation has been described as a blight on MLS, a league that projects success on numerous fronts.
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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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