Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In succession; in a series or uninterrupted order, one following another.
  • By order of succession and inheritance.
  • Successfully; fully; completely; entirely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a successive manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a serial or successive manner; one following another.

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

  • adverb in proper order or sequence

Etymologies

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successive +‎ -ly

Examples

  • In his description of the manner in which these forms cohere and successively unfold, he introduces one of the basic concepts of higher space thought; namely, that in the "descent of forms" from space to space, that which in the higher exists all together -- that is, _simultaneously_ -- can only manifest itself in the lower piecemeal -- that is, _successively_.

    Four-Dimensional Vistas

  • He then joined Imperial Oil Limited where he made his mark in successively more responsible assignments until he gained the Presidency in 1960.

    The Incredible Resource Battle

  • Tale: saves hero successively from a falling tree, a falling doorway, and a serpent, but is turned into a stone for eight years for licking the blood of the serpent from heroine's breast, and is eventually restored to life by hero's child.

    Tales of the Punjab

  • Severe flogging with the bamboo, rattan, cudgel, and knotted whip successively, is one of the most usual means of extorting confession; and when death results from the process, the magistrate reports that the criminal has died of sickness, and in the few cases in which there may be reason to dread investigation, the administration of a bribe to the deceased man's friends insures silence.

    The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither

  • There may be said to be three leading phases which the word successively presents, three steps in its history.

    English Past and Present

  • My father had brought up a young person, who had been his footman, valet, secretary, and in short successively all in all.

    Autobiography: Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life

  • The people who settled the town called successively Terminus, Marthasville and Atlanta, were a pushy people.

    Gone with the Wind

  • The people who settled the town called successively Terminus, Marthasville and Atlanta, were a pushy people.

    Gone with the Wind

  • The people who settled the town called successively Terminus, Marthasville and Atlanta, were a pushy people.

    Gone with the Wind

  • The people who settled the town called successively Terminus, Marthasville and Atlanta, were a pushy people.

    Gone with the Wind

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