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Definitions of Achieving

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  1. Which fact, luckily, was not likely to prevent the play from making its way and achieving a long run, because the public was beginning to take at their true value the articles of those aristarchs of the press, who took for their motto, generally speaking: " No one shall be allowed to have any cleverness except ourselves and our friends." – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock
  2. His design, therefore, was to act upon the defensive and prevent the enemy achieving any positive result until he was in a position to fight them with a fair chance of victory. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
  3. But the reader has not forgotten what the subliminal self is capable of achieving as regards time appreciation mentioned in an early chapter. – Occultism and Common-Sense by Beckles Willson
  4. The widow, with swollen eyes and face of faded fear, prepared herself for the trying moment, which she was certain of achieving. – Irene Iddesleigh by Amanda McKittrick Ros
  5. Polterham must no longer repose in the security of conscious virtue, for if it did happen that, at the coming election, the unprincipled multitude even came near to achieving a triumph, oh what a fall were there! – Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing
  6. Fifty times I have been near achieving some great result, and my ill luck has spoiled it all. – Duffels by Edward Eggleston
  7. But his dismay and uneasiness all sprang from his inability to discover a way of achieving that most desired of objects even at such a sacrifice. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  8. Right now, all around the world, increasing numbers of people are, with the aim of achieving modernization, engaging in the secondary and tertiary industries, and that is why we witness the further, inevitable expansion of the cities. – Down-with-the-Cities by Nakashima, Tadashi
  9. The soldier in Mr. Galsworthy's " The Sun" is able to find a satisfactory and apparently happy ending without achieving what he originally set out to gain. – The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays by Various
  10. There must be a moral side to all societies, and the Hellenic society, the choicest that the world has seen, the completest, that is, at once in sensibilities and in energies, could not but show the excellence of its sensibilities in receiving moral impressions, the excellence of its energies in achieving moral conduct. – The Extant Odes of Pindar by Pindar
  11. Let us, then, be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait. – Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism by F. V. N. Painter
  12. It was simply a curse of which he would rid himself with the utmost alacrity if only he could rid himself of all that had befallen him in achieving it. – Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope
  13. It was impossible to wait in hopes of achieving some kind of completeness. – South America and the War by F. A. Kirkpatrick
  14. One thing alone promised permanent duration even here- what he was achieving for the future greatness of his own name and that of his race. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  15. It might be said of Howe that he shares with Washington the merit of achieving American independence. – Beginnings of the American People by Carl Lotus Becker
  16. Wealth and shrewdness were more effective than orthodoxy in achieving social and political eminence. – Beginnings of the American People by Carl Lotus Becker
  17. Ten years more were not, however, to elapse before the common people also would succeed in achieving liberty. – Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier
  18. He was so keenly engaged on the business in hand, so bent on achieving accuracy in his figures, that she chided herself for her morbid reverie. – The Captain of the Kansas by Louis Tracy
  19. Here was a double- page of " Women Who Are Achieving"- the reason for the periodical's presence in Missy's society. – Missy by Dana Gatlin
  20. He had little difficulty in achieving his objective. – A Discourse Concerning Ridicule and Irony in Writing (1729) by Anthony Collins
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