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They achieve repartee the brilliance of which dazzles him to contemptible silence.

We shall not achieve it immediately—but we still shall strive.

As already seen, we ask for difficulties to conquer, successes to achieve.

Alexander Setonius, a Scot, was first of the moderns to achieve it.

"And when you achieve the fine loaf, you may revel in home-made rolls," I answered.

It was for him to set out on a purpose, and achieve or fail.

The only question is: How can we achieve this with the least sacrifices?

But these are mainly in outline, with little attempt to achieve tones.

He looked at her in astonishment, wondering dully what she aimed to achieve.

I believe it; for they are generally more difficult to achieve.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French achever (12c.) "to finish, accomplish, complete," from phrase à chef (venir) "at an end, finished," or Vulgar Latin *accapare, from Late Latin ad caput (venire); both the French and Late Latin phrases meaning literally "to come to a head," from stem of Latin caput "head" (see capitulum).

Related: Achieved; achieving.

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