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successive +‎ -ly

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successively (not comparable)

  1. In a serial or successive manner; one following another.
    • December 20, 1787, Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison.:
      My last to you was of Oct. 8 by the Count de Moustier. Yours of July 18. Sep. 6. & Oct. 24. have been successively received, yesterday, the day before & three or four days before that.
    • 1951 June, Dr. W. H. Chaloner, “Alexander Allan's Own Claim”, in Railway Magazine, page 416:
      Allan was first William Buddicom's and then Trevithick's second-in-command, at Edge Hill and at Crewe successively, for the period of 13½ years from February, 1840, to September, 1853, when he left Crewe to become Superintendent of the Scottish Central Railway.

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