Origin of successive
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After the three others were killed in successive Israeli operations in the mid-1990s, Zeif took command.A Who’s Who of Iran’s Favorite Palestinian Terrorists|IranWire|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Laypeople tend to regard two successive quarters of negative growth as a recession.The U.S. Economy Had a Hiccup, Not a Heart Attack, This Year|Daniel Gross|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The West has seen what Putin has done with Russia during his successive terms in office.
Perhaps hotels will offer package deals through which visitors can visit all the talk-shows on three successive nights.Can Jimmy Fallon Be Himself on ‘The Tonight Show’?|Tom Shales|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And it comes on the heels of two successive years of reduced deficits.
The rapids are 11 miles long, with successive ridges and shoals extending from shore to shore.
And say, Happy: if yuh ride that blue roan for five successive minutes, I'll give yuh fifty dollars.The Happy Family|Bertha Muzzy Bower
There has been therefore in the successive forms and stages of animal life a clear sequence of dominant nervous actions.The Whence and the Whither of Man|John Mason Tyler
Sombreuil was tried and executed at Vannes, and over 700 were shot in batches on successive days in a field near Auray.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
The weather had been tempestuous and rainy, for three or four successive days: on the 28th it cleared up a little.
British Dictionary definitions for successive
Word Origin and History for successive
early 15c., from Medieval Latin successivus, from success-, stem of succedere (see succeed). Related: Successively.