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Success, 1) succession: “our parents' noble names, in whose s. we are gentle,” Wint. I, 2, 394. “and so s. of mischief shall be born, and heir from heir shall hold this quarrel up,” H4B IV, 2, 47.
2) issue, result, fortune (as a vox media): “let me hear of thy s. in love,” Gent. I, 1, 58. “I'll send him certain word of my s.” Meas. I, 4, 89. “s. will fashion this event in better shape,” Ado IV, 1, 236. “to try s.” All's I, 3, 253. “when your lordship sees the bottom of his s. in it,” III, 6, 39. “we cannot greatly condemn our s.” III, 6, 39 “I know not what the s. will be,” III, 6, 39 “so thrive I in my enterprise and dangerous s. of bloody wars,” R3 IV, 4, 236 (Qq dangerous attempt of hostile arms). “the s. shall give a scantling of good or bad unto the general,” Troil. I, 3, 340. “lead their --es as we wish our own,” Cor. I, 6, 7. “I shall ere long have knowledge of my s.” V, 1, 62. “my speech should fall into such vile s. as my thoughts aim not at,” Oth. III, 3, 222. “Caesar and Lepidus have made wars upon Pompey. What is the s.?” Ant. III, 5, 6. “bad s.” H6C II, 2, 46. Troil. II, 2, 117. “good s.” H6C III, 3, 146. Cor. I, 1, 264. Lr. V, 3, 194. Ant. II, 4, 9. “best s.” H6C II, 2, 74. “well found s.” Cor. II, 2, 48.
3) prosperous termination of an enterprise, good fortune: “greets heaven for his s.” Lucr. 112. “on a love-book pray for my s.” Gent. I, 1, 19. Merch. III, 2, 243. All's IV, 3, 100. Wint. V, 1, 166. H5 II, 2, 24. H6A I, 2, 82. I, 6, 5. IV, 7, 62. V, 2, 8. H6C I, 2, 76. II, 1, 125. R3 IV, 4, 193. V, 3, 165. Troil. I, 3, 183. IV, 5, 149. Cor. I, 9, 75. Caes. II, 2, 6. V, 3, 65. Mcb. I, 3, 90. Mcb. I, 3, 90 I, 5, 1. I, 7, 4. Ant. I, 3, 100. V, 2, 103. Cymb. I, 1, 32. IV, 2, 352.
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