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Success

Alger, Horatio
(1834–1899) writer of boys’ stories where young men are instantly rewarded for honesty, perseverance, etc. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 19]
Browndock, Miss
“made her fortune in no time at all.” [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
McVey, Hugh
from poor white to leading manufacturer. [Am. Lit.: Poor White, Magill I, 762–764]
O Pioneers!
realistic success story of those who fathered nation. [Am. Lit.: 0 Pioneers!, Magill I, 663–665]
Porter, Sir Joseph
became First Lord of the Admiralty by sticking to desk jobs and never going to sea. [Br. Opera: Gilbert and Sullivan H.M.S. Pinafore]
Ragged Dick
hero of Alger’s rags-to-riches epic. [Am. Lit.: Van Doren, 807]
white cloud
indicates high achievement. [Western Folklore: Jobes, 350]
wolf
symbol of success on coats of arms. [Heraldry: Halberts, 16]
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A burst of savage laughter succeeded this attack, during which the soft and musical merriment of the younger females strangely chimed with the cracked voice of their older and more malignant companion.
A short and sullen pause succeeded this bold assertion.
So, as there was no other alternative, the great coward dropped back into his dugout and, at imminent risk of being swept to sea, finally succeeded in making the shore far down the bay and upon the opposite side from that on which the horde of beasts stood snarling and roaring.
In his naked feet, so as not to scratch the covering, he succeeded by the aid of the network, and in spite of the oscillations of the balloon, in climbing to the upper extremity, and after a thousand difficulties, in holding on with one hand to that slippery surface, while he detached the outside screws that secured the pipes in their place.
Then followed the frugal breakfast, when her commoner toil for the milliner succeeded. The rest of the day was occupied with this latter work, for which she received the customary fifteen sous.
If Olivia doesn't succeed at first, she always tries again.
We are a resilient nation, our enemies shall never succeed. Nations evolve through struggles, determined ones succeed.
He also expressed the confidence that the country would succeed in coming out of the crisis as ' they [Turkish people] have always succeeded against adversities in their glorious history.'
He also expressed the confidence that the country would succeed in coming out of the crisis as " they [Turkish people] have always succeeded against adversities in their glorious history."
Macron, who spoke alongside Mr Tony Elumelu, TEF founder, said, 'One of the ways to fight migration is to make it possible for Africans to succeed in Africa.'
"How Not to Succeed in Hollywood" is one girl's personal story of how not to succeed in Hollywood.