Success

Suc*cess"

(?), n. [L. successus: cf. F. succs. See Succeed.] 1. Act of succeeding; succession. [Obs.]
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Then all the sons of these five brethren reigned
By due success.
Spenser.
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2. That which comes after; hence, consequence, issue, or result, of an endeavor or undertaking, whether good or bad; the outcome of effort.
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Men . . . that are like to do that, that is committed to them, and to report back again faithfully the success.
Bacon.
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Perplexed and troubled at his bad success
The tempter stood.
Milton.
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3. The favorable or prosperous termination of anything attempted; the attainment of a proposed object; prosperous issue.
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Dream of success and happy victory!
Shak.
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Or teach with more success her son
The vices of the time to shun.
Waller.
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Military successes, above all others, elevate the minds of a people.
Atterbury.
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4. That which meets with, or one who accomplishes, favorable results, as a play or a player. [Colloq.]
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