the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals.
the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like.
a performance or achievement that is marked by success, as by the attainment of honors: The play was an instant success.
a person or thing that has had success, as measured by attainment of goals, wealth, etc.: She was a great success on the talk show.
- suc·cess·less, adjective
- suc·cess·less·ly, adverb
- suc·cess·less·ness, noun
- non·suc·cess, noun
- pre·suc·cess, noun
- sem·i·suc·cess, adjective, noun
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How to use success in a sentence
The case for Magbegor is a combination of impact and team success.Which Players Have A Shot At Becoming WNBA Rookie Of The Year? | Howard Megdal | September 11, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
If a competitor has already achieved success, it shows there’s a substantial opportunity.SEO proposals: Particular challenges and how to avoid getting a silent no | SEOmonitor | September 10, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Indeed GPT-3 is capable of “few-shot,” and even, in some cases, “zero-shot,” learning, or learning to perform a new task without being given any example of what success looks like.Welcome to the Next Level of Bullshit - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Raphaël Millière | September 9, 2020 | Nautilus
A second new study reports similar success this summer at child-care facilities in Rhode Island.Four summer camps show how to limit COVID-19 outbreak | Erin Garcia de Jesus | September 8, 2020 | Science News For Students
We’ve done it with success, winning a $20 million hardship fund following the bankruptcy of Toys “R” Us and winning the historic passage of guaranteed severance for New Jersey workers laid off after employer bankruptcy.Why the Democratic Party must make a clean break with Wall Street | matthewheimer | September 8, 2020 | Fortune
As a means of preventing tooth decay in those cities that do fluoridate, the practice certainly looks like a success.
Their three-day scientific outing was paid for by Epstein and was big success.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking | M.L. Nestel | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I think it is important to say it is too soon to judge success or failure,” said Col. Steven Warren, a Pentagon spokesman.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War | Nancy A. Youssef | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
A place that has multiplied success for generation after generation of its children.
The grim instability of shelter life is hardly a recipe for success under the best of circumstances.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside | Justin Rohrlich | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
This was my sincere endeavor, in those many discourses I had with that monarch, although it unfortunately failed of success.Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
He will tell you about the success he had in America; it quite makes up for the defeat of the British army in the Revolution.Confidence | Henry James
But there is a pinnacle of human success and of human opinion, on which human foot was never yet permitted to rest.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Great preparations had been made, and the success must have been perfect to win so general and hearty a commendation.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
In Paris, Joachim soon found that the royal road to success lay in denouncing loudly all superior officers of lack of patriotism.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for success
the favourable outcome of something attempted
the attainment of wealth, fame, etc
an action, performance, etc, that is characterized by success
a person or thing that is successful
obsolete any outcome
- successless, adjective
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