achieved


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a·chieved

 (ə-chēvd′)
adj.
Highly skilled or developed; accomplished: "The author ... is not merely lucky, but an achieved and deserving fiction writer" (Wright Morris).
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In the completeness of his ugliness he achieved a kind of perverted beauty.
Through some fortunate coincidence in size, Dick Mattingly was the only one who had achieved an entire new suit.
The Judge, had he done nothing else, would have achieved wonders with his knife and fork.
The young divine, whose scholar-like renown still lived in Oxford, was considered by his more fervent admirers as little less than a heavenly ordained apostle, destined, should he live and labour for the ordinary term of life, to do as great deeds, for the now feeble New England Church, as the early Fathers had achieved for the infancy of the Christian faith.
In this enterprise, however, he had more real difficulties than generally fell to the lot of a knight-errant of yore, who seldom had anything but giants, enchanters, fiery dragons, and such like easily conquered adversaries, to contend with and had to make his way merely through gates of iron and brass, and walls of adamant to the castle keep, where the lady of his heart was confined; all which he achieved as easily as a man would carve his way to the centre of a Christmas pie; and then the lady gave him her hand as a matter of course.
On the spot, accordingly, in the pleasant hall and with her eyes on me, I, for a reason that I couldn't then have phrased, achieved an inward resolution--offered a vague pretext for my lateness and, with the plea of the beauty of the night and of the heavy dew and wet feet, went as soon as possible to my room.
The rest of his toilet was soon achieved, and he proudly marched out of the room, wrapped up in his great pilot monkey jacket, and sporting his harpoon like a marshal's baton.
To Jurgis he seemed a scarcely less wonderful person than the speaker at the meeting; he was poor, the lowest of the low, hunger-driven and miserable--and yet how much he knew, how much he had dared and achieved, what a hero he had been
It is enough to make a body ashamed of his race to think of the sort of froth that has always occupied its thrones without shadow of right or reason, and the seventh-rate people that have always figured as its aristocracies -- a company of monarchs and nobles who, as a rule, would have achieved only poverty and obscurity if left, like their betters, to their own exertions.
This girl's music was perfection in its way; it was the worst music that had ever been achieved on our planet by a mere human being.
This scheme succeeded-- the favorable impression was achieved.
Success had been achieved, however, and the precious packet had been sent by post two days previous.