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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One instinct is to root for the success of a beloved series—especially a scrappy underdog like Vandal.
Royal Dutch Shell and Statoil of Norway were leaders in the country’s second auction in recent weeks to explore untapped oil reserves in what amounted to a success for the free-market initiative of President Michel Temer, who is highly unpopular.
There have previous attempts to match the success of Turtles in Time, all have come short.
And some Northam supporters worry the low-key pediatric neurologist fails to excite minority voters who are crucial to Democratic success in Virginia but often drop away in off-year elections.
The key to Auburn's success inside the red zone is threefold, according to Sumlin.
Perhaps these prophecies will eventually be fulfilled if Britain manages to make a success of life outside the club, although the chaotic process of Brexit seems to have given the EU’s popularity a bump everywhere else.
Moreover, the success of this attack raises a disturbing possibility.
Unsurprisingly, the massive success of Season 1 made the experience of filming Season 2 a little different.
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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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