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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Since coming to Tallahassee to serve as Bobby Bowden’s offensive coordinator/successor, Fisher has endeared himself to the FSU faithful.
Even as the Islamic State group’s rule is being torn down in Iraq, the seeds are there for it — or a successor extremist group — to rise again one day.
Though U of L signed DeSales High School's Austin Johnson as a scholarship punter in 2016, King ended up beating him out for the starting position as Appleby's successor.
Electric cars, like the Tesla, for instance, owe their existence to the D.O.E. The work of the department is so important that President Obama instructed 50 people inside the agency to prepare briefs to deliver to his successor.
Facing removal from office, Metro Councilman Dan Johnson says three fellow Democrats are violating the city's ethics code to support his potential successor.
But in that capacity, Mr. Chaika made the surprising mistake of investigating suspected corruption at the F.S.B., the successor agency to the K.G.B., a bit too enthusiastically.
His eldest son and successor, Tung Chee-hwa, survived the financial strains of the early 1980s (with the help of Chinese money) and became Hong Kong’s first leader after it was handed back to China in 1997.
A new period of genuine reform followed with police chief William Bratton and his successor, current chief Charlie Beck.
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Origin and Etymology of successor
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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: a person who has a job, position, or title after someone else : someone who succeeds another person
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