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But the result was achieved only at a cost which the little party could ill sustain.

But I say to all men, what we have achieved in liberty, we will surpass in greater liberty.

He had been in London for what was quite a long time, but he had achieved nothing.

It is at the price of lives such as these that the wonders of civilisation are achieved.

Excellence in art, as in everything else, can only be achieved by dint of painstaking labour.

Though some achieved wealth, yet this was rarely, if ever, the ruling motive.

His patience, industry, and steady perseverance were the means by which he achieved his greatness.

This will be one of the greatest triumphs I have ever achieved.

This quasi-celebrity had been achieved no one quite knew how, least of all Marcia herself.

He achieved a staidness, and calmness, and philosophic tolerance.

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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