Definitions

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  • adv. One after the other; one at a time; in succession; successively.
  • adv. In due order; in proper sequence; in a determined or measured sequence, as a waiting line or queue.
  • adv. In response; in return.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. in due order of succession.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in proper order or sequence

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Examples

  • Tyrannical abuse of their victory in oppressing the Episcopalians brought about their downfall, and they in turn were the victims of intolerance.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • This in turn was violently attacked by Agobard and Florus, the liturgists of Lyons, but in the end the Gallican method of singing the Responsory prevailed over the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The duke in turn distributed the same insignia to fourteen knights chosen from the highest nobility of Mentone and the neighbouring states.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Ptolemy in turn was slain by Perdiccas III two years later.

    Alexander the Great

  • Their counterproposal that Jeane Kirkpatrick should move from the United Nations to the White House foundered in turn on opposition from Baker and Deaver, as well as Shultz.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • There are several things that can cause the thymus to atrophy, or decrease in size, which in turn leads to an insufficient number of these regulatory T cells being educated to keep an eye on other T cells.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Determined to show toughness somewhere, Nixon ordered a secret air strike against North Vietnamese bases in Cambodiathis followed one undertaken in March, and was succeeded in turn by a series of others in May and thereafter.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • At the very least, the Herald would check with the cops, who would in turn head out to knock on Paragon's door.

    The Killing Kind

  • Success bred ever more success, and that in turn allowed me to slip out of a present-time perspective and comfortably into a future one.

    The Time Paradox

  • Nowadays I find it hilarious that my childhood obsession with Michael Schoeffling led me to gain exposure to the one man in the film industry most notorious for getting his start by obsessing, which in turn led me to a life of writing.

    Dont You Forget About Me

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