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a way in which things follow each other in space or time

a number of things placed or occurring one after the other

Synonyms for succession

a group of people or things arranged or following in order

the action of following in order

(ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established

acquisition of property by descent or by will

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It also prevents the bodies of men from acquiring their full size if they marry before their growth is completed; for this is the determinate period, which prevents any further increase; for which reason the proper time for a woman to marry is eighteen, for a man thirty-seven, a little more or less; for when they marry at that time their bodies are in perfection, and they will also cease to have children at a proper time; and moreover with respect to the succession of the children, if they have them at the time which may reasonably be expected, they will be just arriving into perfection when their parents are sinking down under the load of seventy years.
It's very trying to have a drunken husband, you see; and it must be very trying to have twins three times in succession, don't you think?
In the next chapter I shall consider the geological succession of organic beings throughout time; in the eleventh and twelfth, their geographical distribution throughout space; in the thirteenth, their classification or mutual affinities, both when mature and in an embryonic condition.
They were speaking of the last telegram stating that the Turks had been for three days in succession beaten at all points and put to flight, and that tomorrow a decisive engagement was expected.
Merriman had been discussing the state of the deceased gentleman's affairs and the succession to the property.
8 billion per company -- more than would have been lost if those successions had been planned.
17) Known as the doctrine of the "king's two bodies," the conceptual separation between the monarch's "body politic" and "body natural" allowed the authority of the Crown and royal dignity to be preserved and protected during successions.
4 percent of all successions were nonvoluntary departures, the highest rate since 2003.
This study examines marathon successions, which I define as top executive searches that are extended past the formal departure notice of the incumbent chief executive officer (CEO).
Similarly, forced successions were also viewed as wealth creating activities by the financial market.
We examine unanticipated successions that occur when a CEO becomes ill or injured.
In Good to Great, author Jim Collins notes that most stellar successions involve internal candidates.
Successions most commonly fail because the buyer, or new management team, do not have sufficient experience or enough time to master the business.
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