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Succeed, 1) to follow, to come after, to be subsequent or consequent; absol.: a most harsh one (language), “and not to be understood without bloody --ing,” All's II, 3, 199 (== consequence). “after summer evermore --s barren winter,” H6B II, 4, 2. “a pattern to all princes living with her, and all that shall s.” H8 V, 5, 24. “the effects he writes of s. unhappily,” Lr. I, 2, 157 (come to pass after his prediction). “not another comfort like to this --s in unknown fate,” Oth. II, 1, 195. “bethought me what was past, what might s.” Per. I, 2, 83. --ing == later, living in after-times: “sung by children in --ing times,” Lucr. 525. “beauty's pattern to --ing men,” Sonn. 19, 12. “to God, my king, and my --ing issue,” R2 I, 3, 20. “--ing ages,” R3 III, 1, 71. “to the --ing royalty he leaves the healing benediction,” Mcb. IV, 3, 155.
Trans.: “the curse of heaven and men s. their evils,” Per. I, 4, 104.
2) to take the place which another has left; to become heir; absol.: “no woman shall s. in Salique land,” H5 I, 2, 39. H6B II, 2, 52. H6C I, 1, 146. H6C I, 1, 146 H8 II, 1, 112. Tit. I, 40 (Hanmer: --ed). Mcb. III, 1, 64. IV, 3, 49. Per. I, 4, 64.
Trans., == a) to be heir or successor to: “s. thy father in manners as in shape,” All's I, 1, 70. “not Amurath an Amurath --s,” H4B V, 2, 48. H5 Epil. H4B V, 2, 48 H6A II, 5, 83. H6C II, 2, 94. b) to inherit: “if not a fedary, but only he owe and s. thy weakness,” Meas. II, 4, 123.
3) to come down by order of succession, to descend, to devolve: “a ring, that downward hath --ed in his house from son to son,” All's III, 7, 23. “seize upon the fortunes of the Moor, for they s. on you,” Oth. V, 2, 367 (Qq s. to you). “hope, --ing from so fair a tree as your fair self, doth tune us otherwise,” Per. I, 1, 114.
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