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having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome

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Changes in estate also issue from this, for if, to one who governs himself with caution and patience, times and affairs converge in such a way that his administration is successful, his fortune is made; but if times and affairs change, he is ruined if he does not change his course of action.
In three years, from a sailor with a common school education, I made a successful writer of him.
It was as successful as it was selfish, and out of it was coined the word "arthurization," to denote grab- sharing on the part of labor unions.
The noble Marquis is not aware, perhaps, that the prosperity of his family originated in the successful enterprise of a New England ship- carpenter.
His first experiment with articles of little but increasing weight was eminently successful.
Before he came up with the hussars, several adjutants met him with news of the successful result of the action.
He was a charlatan but a successful charlatan, and in that was always something for the comic spirit to rejoice in.
Charleston was successful in winning the prize, and is now the permanent seat of government.
These modern supermen were a lot of sordid banditti who had the successful effrontery to preach a code of right and wrong to their victims which they themselves did not practise.
In the evening they went shooting again, and Veslovsky had several successful shots, and in the night they drove home.
Well, I hope we'll be as successful this time," murmured Tom.
The plan which I adopted, and the one by which I was most successful, was that of making friends of all the little white boys whom I met in the street.
It was taken by the chief Neapolitan galley called the She-wolf, commanded by that thunderbolt of war, that father of his men, that successful and unconquered captain Don Alvaro de Bazan, Marquis of Santa Cruz; and I cannot help telling you what took place at the capture of the Prize.
He was at home again, incognito and rich; presently he could enter his father's house by means of the pass-key, which he had piously preserved through all his wanderings; he would throw down the borrowed money; there would be a reconciliation, the details of which he frequently arranged; and he saw himself, during the next month, made welcome in many stately houses at many frigid dinner-parties, taking his share in the conversation with the freedom of the man and the traveller, and laying down the law upon finance with the authority of the successful investor.
The second operation was as successful as the first, The Young Amelia was in luck.
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