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attributive Coming after something in time; subsequent.‘over the succeeding decades, recording equipment got cheaper’
- ‘That is the theme of the succeeding three or four pages.’
- ‘The succeeding section deals with the crucial issue of capital controls.’
- ‘In the succeeding 400 years, there have been attempts to resuscitate the Venezuelan pearl industry, but most such endeavors have proved unsuccessful.’
- ‘As Paul Russell explains, the legacy of this craftsmanship was to prove useful to both the Normans and succeeding generations.’
- ‘The report is highly critical of succeeding governments because to date nothing has happened.’
- ‘For the three succeeding years, until the spring of 1879, the town grew steadily but slowly.’
- ‘The succeeding articles in this series will provide a fairly comprehensive list of what has been on.’
- ‘Cashflow forecasts, which normally cover 12 month periods, should be prepared for the succeeding two to three years.’
- ‘Once this gene alteration has taken place, the changed (mutant) gene can then be passed on to succeeding generations.’
- ‘I have all the respect in the world for each succeeding generation of bodybuilders.’
- ‘For the succeeding several Sundays, the Inquirer printed dozens of responses, supporting or refuting Mary's claim.’
- ‘The divisions were less ethnic than regional and political in character, but grew more rather than less intense with succeeding stages of conflict.’
- ‘I remember reading Deighton's novels when they first appeared, but it seems to me the enjoyment diminished with each succeeding book.’
- ‘There is every evidence that these numbers will increase substantially in the 2004 field season and will probably double again in succeeding years.’
- ‘In the succeeding examples, I will simply state the relevant conclusions and refer to supporting evidence published elsewhere.’
- ‘The increase in output in the succeeding decade was nevertheless real enough.’
- ‘The results would have profound implications for succeeding generations of Canadian Baptists.’
- ‘The nest is used in succeeding years by many other species, e.g., owls.’
- ‘Just do your succeeding few workouts as you usually do them to let your muscles fully recover.’
- ‘But succeeding generations of people like me will find marriage irrelevant, and pointless, and will go their own way.’
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