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Let me acknowledge that there was much need of self-persuasion to arrive at this conclusion.

At Antwerp, he happened to arrive at the celebration of the fête in honour of Rubens.

How can I arrive at an opinion unless I go myself, and see what it is like?

He is a lover of truth, and advocates the only way to arrive at it, which is by unfettered thought.

Let me hear from you as soon as you arrive, and in particular tell me what you mean to do with Mainwaring.

They were covered with dust and apparently very glad to arrive.

And when it is finished and you arrive you shall find me, but not at once.

Why, for instance, the charming couple did not arrive at the same moment, and in the same cab?

One could not arrive at all; another not till near daybreak.

And all the time, it had seemed to Anthony, that the man was expecting some one to arrive.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "reach land, reach the end of a journey by sea," from Anglo-French ariver, Old French ariver (11c.) "to come to land," from Vulgar Latin *arripare "to touch the shore," from Latin ad ripam "to the shore," from ad "to" (see ad-) + ripa "shore" (see riparian). The original notion is of coming ashore after a long voyage. Of journeys other than by sea, from late 14c. Sense of "to come to a position or state of mind" is from late 14c. Related: Arrived; arriving.

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