Origin of success
Examples from the Web for success
As a means of preventing tooth decay in those cities that do fluoridate, the practice certainly looks like a success.
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|DAILY BEAST
When you think about all of that, the success of this Comeback run is all the more impressive.
Of course, this is The Comeback, and so "success" is a relative word.
Lee explains the success of its store-within-a-store strategy, particularly as regarding Samsung.
Instead of executing a resolution, which might have been justified by success, Stilicho hesitated till he was irrecoverably lost.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
The Catholics, he reported, were quiet merely because they were confident of success.William Pitt and the Great War|John Holland Rose
And there is no hope of success, but through our powerful Intercessor.A Christian Directory (Part 2 of 4)|Richard Baxter
This training is as much a guarantee of success as any other method known.Clairvoyance and Occult Powers|Swami Panchadasi
Night and day he had been examining evidence, pondering the difficulties to be overcome, and the chances of success.
British Dictionary definitions for success
Word Origin for success
Word Origin and History for success
1530s, "result, outcome," from Latin successus "an advance, succession, happy outcome," from succedere "come after" (see succeed). Meaning "accomplishment of desired end" (good success) first recorded 1580s.
The moral flabbiness born of the bitch-goddess SUCCESS. That -- with the squalid interpretation put on the word success -- is our national disease. [William James to H.G. Wells, Sept. 11, 1906]
Success story is attested from 1925. Among the French phrases used in English late 19c. were succès d'estime "cordial reception given to a literary work out of respect rather than admiration" and succès de scandale "success (especially of a work of art) dependent upon its scandalous character."