The success that followed 16 years later was a matter of happenstance, not of strategy.
When Sharon graduated from a high school in Geneva, Switzerland, he reveled in her success, she recalled.
For some years, Sony has been laboring to keep costs down, and the studio can claim some success.
The success this year of Modern Family, Castle, The Bachelor, and Dancing With the Stars masks deeper problems at the network.
When Girls returns the main characters are trying, with varying levels of success, to move on from assorted rock bottoms.
The retreat was carried out with as much speed and success as the advance.
I ventured to predict that success awaited him in the rubber business.
Each, alone, without the other, might have achieved any success.
They tried it out at home and when it proved a success, they carried it abroad.
He was so like his father, too, as he lay there,—no great guarantee for success in life was that!
1530s, "result, outcome," from Latin successus "an advance, succession, happy outcome," from succedere "come after" (see succeed). Meaning "accomplishment of desired end" (good success) first recorded 1580s.
The moral flabbiness born of the bitch-goddess SUCCESS. That -- with the squalid interpretation put on the word success -- is our national disease. [William James to H.G. Wells, Sept. 11, 1906]Success story is attested from 1925. Among the French phrases used in English late 19c. were succès d'estime "cordial reception given to a literary work out of respect rather than admiration" and succès de scandale "success (especially of a work of art) dependent upon its scandalous character."