in uninterrupted sequence; one after another; consecutively: First appointed to the Board of Directors 12 years ago, he has served successively as director, secretary, treasurer, and now, president-elect.
- non·suc·ces·sive·ly, adverb
- un·suc·ces·sive·ly, adverb
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How to use successively in a sentence
In successive Januarys, the Mets have been forced to terminate a manager and a GM before either could preside over a single game.Mets fire GM Jared Porter after ESPN details lewd, harassing texts to female reporter | Dave Sheinin, Cindy Boren | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
A mix of slightly older and younger age estimates can result from gaps that form in successive mineral layers, Brumm’s team says.One of the oldest known cave paintings has been found in Indonesia | Bruce Bower | January 13, 2021 | Science News
In short vignettes in this massive book, he illustrates how successive administrations served wine as a subtle element of diplomacy.Crack open the best 2020 wine books for rich history, international politics and a vintner’s lively memoir | Dave McIntyre | December 11, 2020 | Washington Post
There’s a reason why successive long-form paragraphs uninhibited by headers is a literary form.
These Georgia races give Democrats the chance to overcome the disappointment of Tuesday’s losses in a handful of races they considered tossups that appeared to leave them still in the minority for a fourth successive election.Control of the Senate heads into overtime as Georgia braces for runoff elections | Paul Kane | November 6, 2020 | Washington Post
Whether all this can successively transpire in the wake of whatever happens with health-care legislation is highly problematic.
The metal is then removed, and washed successively with very dilute sodium hydroxid solution, alcohol, and ether.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
It seeks the shortest phrase or sentence and adds successively all the modifiers, making no omissions.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
A gentleman being out a-shooting with Mr. Elwes, missed a dozen times successively.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Oliver Wolcott died; a statesman under Washington, and 10 years successively governor of Connecticut.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The obligation of a permanent duty cannot be dissolved; but the observance of it may and ought to be vowed successively.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham