ACHIEVEMENT in a Sentence

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For ACHIEVEMENT, below is one of 279 sentences:
Except for half a dozen in each town the citizens are proud of that achievement of ignorance which it is so easy to come by.

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 Meanings and Examples of ACHIEVEMENT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  feat; accomplishment; award for completing a particular task or meeting an objective
Classic Sentence: (82 in 6 pages)
1  Under the glitter of their opportunities she saw the poverty of their achievement.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
2  Except for half a dozen in each town the citizens are proud of that achievement of ignorance which it is so easy to come by.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXII
3  Victor was proud of his achievement, and went about recommending it and urging every one to partake of it to excess.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In IX
4  Her unlooked-for achievement was the subject of wonder, applause, and admiration.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In X
5  It was a grand achievement, and I prized it highly.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
6  It had become usual to give Napoleon the credit for every successful achievement and every stroke of good fortune.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
7  Napoleon himself, attended by his dogs and his cockerel, came down to inspect the completed work; he personally congratulated the animals on their achievement, and announced that the mill would be named Napoleon Mill.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
8  For, of course, being a girl, one's whole dignity and meaning in life consisted in the achievement of an absolute, a perfect, a pure and noble freedom.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
9  He then went back to the house, and lingered round the door and windows till she should by some means or other learn of his achievement and come out to witness it.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: 5 An Old Move Inadvertently Repeated
10  Of these plans he had not merely one or two in his head but dozens, some only beginning to form themselves, some approaching achievement, and some in course of disintegration.
War and Peace 1 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
11  It was as if she wanted to show him that his losses were an achievement that made her love him all the more, but Nicholas now considered himself unworthy of her.
War and Peace 2 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER XVI
12  They ascribe the glory of that achievement of genius to different men and dispute as to whom the honor is due.
War and Peace 5 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER I
13  The effort of resolution necessary to the achievement of this purpose I found to be quite awful.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter II
14  He felt that this was rousing in his soul a feeling of anger destructive of his peace of mind and of all the good of his achievement.
Anna Karenina 2 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: Chapter 20
15  Next to this achievement comes Mr. Washington's work in gaining place and consideration in the North.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In III
Example Sentence: (197 in 14 pages)
16  Nevertheless, they represent a considerable achievement by all the member states.
17  The scientist thirsts after an achievement.
18  The finding and maintaining happiness is a definite achievement and not an accident.
19  Perhaps Ephron's main achievement is that she has always had the talent and courage to say things that others writers can't or don't.
20  Here comes today with special pride in all the achievements you have made.
21  Death comes to all, but great achievements raise a monument which shall endure until the sun grows old.
22  The fact that he is so young makes his achievements even more impressive.
23  As you take your new road, We wish you a cup of success, A pint of happiness, And a jug of achievements.
24  Her early achievements were prophetic of her future greatness.
25  I don't want to diminish her achievements, but she did have a lot of help.
26  Throughout history the achievements of women have been largely ignored.
27  The newspaper gave an editorial appraisal of the government's achievements of the past year.
28  The start of a new year is a good time to reflect on the many achievements of the past.
29  The aim is to relate their educational achievements to their experiences at school and to their parents' help at home.
30  The differences in the children's achievements were not wholly explicable in terms of their social backgrounds.