Examples of successor in a Sentence
The CEO's successor used to be the vice president here.
the successor to the throne
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While Kasich has endorsed Taylor for the governor’s race, DeWine seems like the truer successor to the Kasich administration, especially since Taylor has tacked hard to the right in the Republican primary to try to separate herself from DeWine.
The HCA Midwest deal is the first border battle deal announced by Brownback’s successor, Gov. Jeff Colyer.
Today, scholars consider DuBois a successor to abolitionist Frederick Douglass in terms of his advocacy for the civil rights of black people, and the forerunner of James Baldwin, whose works spoke to the activist black movement in the 1960s.
The venerable 912, for the time being, will remain without a successor.
The decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel, eventually, to Jerusalem is more symbolic than anything, and will still take some time to carry out, time enough that a successor administration might yet frustrate it.
O’Connor waited 14 years after the Fiddle Concerto to bring out his symphony, egged on by conductors (especially Kenneth Schermerhorn of the Nashville Symphony) who sought a spiritual successor to Dvorak’s New World Symphony.
The Paris Review’s publisher, Susannah Hunnewell, and novelist Mona Simpson—are leading the committee to hire Stein’s permanent successor.
Many liberals are ecstatic that Ginsburg plans to stay on the Court until a Democratic president can appoint her successor.
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Origin and Etymology of successor
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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