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Succeeding Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    succeeding adj
  1. coming after or following [syn: succeeding(a)] [ant: preceding(a)]
  2. (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving; "our next president" [syn: future(a), next, succeeding(a)]
Succeeding Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Succeed \Suc*ceed"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Succeeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Succeeding.] [L. succedere, successum; sub under + cedere to go, to go along, approach, follow, succeed: cf. F. succ['e]der. See Cede, and cf. Success.]
  1. To follow in order; to come next after; hence, to take the place of; as, the king's eldest son succeeds his father on the throne; autumn succeeds summer. As he saw him nigh succeed. --Spenser.
  2. To fall heir to; to inherit. [Obs. & R.] --Shak.
  3. To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue. Destructive effects . . . succeeded the curse. --Sir T. Browne.
  4. To support; to prosper; to promote. [R.] Succeed my wish and second my design. --Dryden.
Succeeding Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Succeeding \Suc*ceed"ing\, n. The act of one who, or that which, succeeds; also, that which succeeds, or follows after; consequence. --Shak.
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    * Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions. - I Ching

    * My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. (On succeeding Richard M Nixon as president) - Gerald R. Ford


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    • Dave Lewis To Become Tesco's CEO On Oct. 1, Succeeding Philip Clarke
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      If you grow up in the Boston area, no good adjective is ever left to stand on its own - “wicked” is the go-to adverb for all occasions.  How was that party (OK, pah-ty)? Wicked excellent! How hot (OK, hawt) was it yesterday? Wicked hot! And so, if someone asks me if succeeding in the content business is hard, I’d have to say, “Wicked hard!” Microsoft’ Read more on this news related to 'Succeeding'
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