achievement

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[A*chieveĀ·ment]

Achievement is another word for accomplishment. My greatest achievement to date is the time I won the annual hay stacking contest at the county fair. That was twenty darn years ago, but I still look back fondly on that moment and the trophy I got to take home.

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The act of achieving or performing; an obtaining by exertion; successful performance; accomplishment; as, the achievement of his object.

Noun
the action of accomplishing something


n.
The act of achieving or performing; an obtaining by exertion; successful performance; accomplishment; as, the achievement of his object.

n.
A great or heroic deed; something accomplished by valor, boldness, or praiseworthy exertion; a feat.

n.
An escutcheon or ensign armorial; now generally applied to the funeral shield commonly called hatchment.


Achievement

A*chieve"ment , n. [Cf. F. ach'8avement, E. Hatchment.] 1. The act of achieving or performing; an obtaining by exertion; successful performance; accomplishment; as, the achievement of his object. 2. A great or heroic deed; something accomplished by valor, boldness, or praiseworthy exertion; a feat.
[The exploits] of the ancient saints . . . do far surpass the most famous achievements of pagan heroes.
The highest achievements of the human intellect.
3. (Her.) An escutcheon or ensign armorial; now generally applied to the funeral shield commonly called hatchment. Cussans.

The act of achieving or performing; an obtaining by exertion; successful performance; accomplishment; as, the achievement of his object.

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Usage Examples

Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.

But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.

Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.

During the decades after Brown v. Board of Education there was terrific progress. Tens of thousands of public schools were integrated racially. During that time the gap between black and white achievement narrowed.

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

But all actors go through the process, it's hit and miss, you have achievement and failure.

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Other Usage Examples

Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.

Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.

Coming to understand a painting or a symphony in an unfamiliar style, to recognize the work of an artist or school, to see or hear in new ways, is as cognitive an achievement as learning to read or write or add.

But the first the general public learned about the discovery was the news of the destruction of Hiroshima by the atom bomb. A splendid achievement of science and technology had turned malign. Science became identified with death and destruction.

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.

Badges mean nothing in themselves, but they mark a certain achievement and they are a link between the rich and the poor. For when one girl sees a badge on a sister Scout's arm, if that girl has won the same badge, it at once awakens an interest and sympathy between them.

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