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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsuccessivesuc‧ces‧sive /səkˈsesɪv/ ●○○ AWL adjective [only before noun]  SERIEScoming or following one after the other The team has had five successive victories. Successive governments have tried to deal with this issue.successively adverb
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successiveThat was his fifth successive birdie.Of the five successive Club finals in which Llanelli appeared from 1972-76, Jenkins played in only two.They hit a good League run after the Cup knock-out, before two successive defeats checked their progress.The food shortage is a result of three years of successive floods.Successive governments have failed to tackle the problem of international debt.Jackson became the first batter since Babe Ruth to hit three successive home runs in a single game.This is the second successive monthly fall, following the encouraging month-on-month improvements between December and March.Successive nights without sleep make any new parent feel ready to quit.After this fourth successive Tory election victory, we think it would be better if a Labour Speaker had a turn.They have reached the first round for the fifth successive year, although once admitted they initially quailed like nervous party-goers.
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