Examples of successful in a Sentence
the play had a successful run on Broadway
sold their successful dry-cleaning business and retired to Hawaii
Recent Examples of successful from the Web
This cast a shadow over India’s largely Muslim-run and highly successful $4bn buffalo-meat-export business.
But elsewhere in Africa, appeals for free sanitary pads have not been so successful.
This pattern could help explain why previous Democratic efforts to win with veterans haven’t been particularly successful.
This time, Lauer was more successful, as the colonel arranged for 10 musicians to be transferred to his unit.
Apple, easily the most successful foreign technology company in China, had much to lose without a plan for its own data center in the country.
GBU-56 is an improvement to the highly successful JDAM series of satellite guided bombs, combining a laser seeker with the satellite guidance system to give the bomb the ability to hit moving targets.
Russia has nothing, no successful politics or economy.
If those are successful as well, persistent defendants could finally shake up the company's business model.
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First Known Use of successful
SUCCESSFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of successful for English Language Learners
: having the correct or desired result : ending in success
: having gotten or achieved wealth, respect, or fame
SUCCESSFUL Defined for Kids
Definition of successful for Students
1 : resulting or ending well or in success My attempt to swim across the harbor was successful.
2 : gaining or having gained success a successful business
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