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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ATTAINMENT

The wisdom of our sages and blood of our heroes have been devoted to their attainment.

What a noble end and aim it was to contemplate in the attainment truly!

For the most part their attainment is hopeless and the results wretched.

Other arts were employed by the despot for the attainment of his desires.

To the attainment of this higher knowledge the second education is directed.

And therefore when you and I are agreed, the result will be the attainment of perfect truth.

Knowledge is valued by him only as it tends to the attainment of wealth.

It is in the attainment of difficult tasks that we earn our reward.

For it is clear that we desire first the end and then the means to the attainment of that end.

It is hoped that one division will be sufficient for the attainment of these objectives.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "encroachment" (a sense now obsolete), from Old French ataignement (Modern French atteignement), from ataindre; see attain. Meaning "action of attaining" is from 1540s; sense of "that which is attained, personal accomplishment" dates from 1670s.

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