successive successive  /sək ˈsɛ sɪv/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) in regular succession without gaps

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The parallel destiny of Palermo prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino began and ended in Sicily's capital, where the two were bornand killed in 1992 in successive.
  2. Denmark's Paul Elvstrm won successive golds between 1948 and 1960 in sailing; America's Al Oerter and Carl Lewis each won four times in track and field.
  3. Risks to the mother increase with each successive C-section, and the procedure isn't recommended for women who plan to have more than two children.

News

  1. Samoa overpower Italy to claim another Six Nations scalp

    By Mark Gleeson NELSPUIT, South Africa (Reuters) - Samoa powered to a 39-10 win over Italy in the four-team tournament in South Africa on Saturday, their third successive test win against Six Nations opposition. Having won in Wales in November and beaten Scotland in Durban last week, the Samoans proved too strong for the Italians at the Mbombela Stadium in a scrappy game in which they outscored ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Rugby-Samoa overpower Italy to claim another Six Nations scalp

    By Mark Gleeson NELSPUIT, South Africa, June 15 (Reuters) - Samoa powered to a 39-10 win over Italy in the four-team tournament in South Africa on Saturday, their third successive test win against Six Nations opposition. Having won in Wales in November and beaten Scotland in Durban last week, the Samoans proved too strong for the Italians at the Mbombela Stadium in a scrappy game in which they ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Soccer-Mexico held to third successive 0-0 draw at home

    June 11 (Reuters) - Mexico were booed off the field after being held to a 0-0 draw at home to Costa Rica in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2014 World Cup on Tuesday, their third successive goalless draw at the Azteca Stadium. After scoreless draws with Jamaica and the United States at home and another one away to Panama on Friday, Mexico were under pressure to find their scoring ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "We apologise for the laws and policies of successive parliaments and governments that have inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss on these our fellow Australians," Mr Rudd said. "We apologise especially for the removal of Aboriginal...
    on Feb 18, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Keilor, Taylors Lakes, Sydenham Star

  2. It is a very difficult comment to explain -- for attendees at a San Francisco fundraiser, Obama described small town Pennsylvanians who "fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has...
    on Apr 11, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  3. After the Downing Street meeting, Mr Brown told a joint press conference: "One of the blockages to that (peace) is clearly the settlement issue. We have consistently said - and I've said this to successive Israeli prime ministers and presidents when...
    on Dec 15, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: BBC News

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