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also ful·fil  (fo͝ol-fĭl′)
tr.v. ful·filled, ful·fill·ing, ful·fills also ful·fils
1. To bring into actuality; effect or make real: fulfilled their promises; fulfilled her dream.
2. To do, perform, or obey (a task or order, for example); carry out.
3. To meet (a requirement or condition); satisfy. See Synonyms at satisfy.

[Middle English fulfillen, from Old English fullfyllan : full, full; see full1 + fyllan, to fill; see fill.]

ful·fill′er n.
ful·fill′ment, ful·fil′ment n.
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1-3) I will sing of Zeus, chiefest among the gods and greatest, all-seeing, the lord of all, the fulfiller who whispers words of wisdom to Themis as she sits leaning towards him.
Motz, in a concurring opinion, stated that Amazon's role as an online purchase fulfiller, but not owner, "disrupts the traditional supply chain" and "shields it from traditional products liability whenever state law strictly requires the exchange of title for seller liability to attach, in many cases forcing consumers to bear the cost of injuries caused by defective products (particularly where the formal 'seller' of a product fails even to provide a domestic address for service of process)."
The only moderator and fulfiller of this task seems to be for Spenser Truth, which by definition is ultimate Beauty (as in Keats's later system of thought pointing to the Egyptian notion of maat as "beautiful truth"), and beauty is the illuming principle of highest truth (cf.
"As a ServiceNow customer ourselves with over 800 fulfiller seats, we've been able to talk plainly with our customers about the real-world implications and use cases of the platform.
Members of the community in the UAE can offer to provide support to fulfill these wishes, with the bank connecting the wish maker with the fulfiller. All submitted wishes will be reviewed by the bank and only appropriate wishes will be available for support.
Duke Togo, to give him his proper false name, is a methodical outwitter of everyone, a meticulous fulfiller of contracts, an arch solver of problems.
(58) In many cases, the money does not need to transfer from broker to fulfiller as the fulfiller can be simply repaying a current debt.
She is a dream fulfiller, a risk taker and I am delighted we are now in communication.
Yesterday, PSG star Zlatan Ibrahimovic added more fuel to the speculations when he said that the four-time Ballon d'Or winner would be a "dream fulfiller" for PSG.
Adherents to the reconciliationist school interpret the life and work of Christ as "the fulfiller of [society's] hopes and aspirations, the perfecter of its true faith, the source of its holiest spirit." (42) Richard Niebuhr suggested that the reconciliationist values the "great work of Christ ...
On the other hand, seeing Christianity primarily in terms of an "embellisher" or "fulfiller" of the indigenous religious beliefs and cultures obscures the uniqueness of Christianity and Nigerian indigenous religions.
Schenck Process (accuratefeeders.com) will feature the FulFiller Container Loader, a high-speed, belt-based loader for filling 20- or 40-ft containers with pellets in 10 min or less for a 20-ft container.