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This was a lesser problem, and one he came near to achieving.

"Fate has prevented me from achieving my greatest desire," he said harshly.

The time required for achieving hypnosis will vary from subject to subject.

After this, hypnosis can be instrumental in achieving the final goal.

My answer is you may be achieving self-hypnosis and not know it!

Miss Steele, however, succeeded in achieving the impossible.

It sets up our ideals and pictures us in the acts of achieving them.

What are the things that have most thwarted him and kept him from achieving what he has hoped to do?

Even the possibility of achieving some form of syncretism is not new by any means.

He set about taking the necessary steps for achieving that object.

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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