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 Meanings and Examples of ATTAIN
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attain
 v.  achieve or accomplish; gain
Classic Sentence: (112 in 8 pages)
1  Nor have I ever been able to attain the art of expressing myself well.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II
2  Nay, the surly father even began to agitate with the authorities on Chichikov's behalf, and so enabled our hero, on a vacancy occurring, to attain the stool of a Chief Clerk.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
3  For a long time past the ardent young Tientietnikov's excitable heart had also beat at the thought that one day he might attain the senior class described.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I
4  Our higher officials are fond as a rule of nonplussing their subordinates; the methods to which they have recourse to attain that end are rather various.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
5  They live in the greatest harmony together, and will live perhaps to attain complete happiness.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
6  Innumerable "romantics" attain later in life to considerable rank in the service.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: I
7  No one can attain to truth by himself.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II
8  But since this mystery is of such a nature that nobody can know or use it unless he be prepared by long and diligent self-purification, not everyone can hope to attain it quickly.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III
9  If there is a God and future life, there is truth and good, and man's highest happiness consists in striving to attain them.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XII
10  To attain this end we must secure a preponderance of virtue over vice and must endeavor to secure that the honest man may, even in this world, receive a lasting reward for his virtue.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VII
11  The happiness before him appeared so inconceivable that if only he could attain it, it would be the end of all things.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER XIX
12  Surely no man would work so hard or attain such precise information unless he had some definite end in view.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
13  We have not yet grasped the results which the reason alone can attain to.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
14  I will say nothing to add to his anxieties, but I will take my own steps to attain my own end.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 10. Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson
15  I fancy we can attain our end in a simpler way.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  The scarecrow sought to attain one goal: he wished to obtain a brain.
2  He had discovered a great law of human action, namely, that in order to make men or boys covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.
3  He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it -- namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.
4  Whenever you have an aim you must sacrifice something of freedom to attain it.
5  The important thing in life is to have a great aim, and thedetermination to attain it.
6  The imnportant thing in life is to have a great aim, and the determination to attain it.
7  He attained a good old age and died content.
8  Eventually, the star attained the velocity of light.
9  The judges decided to exclude evidence which had been unfairly attained.
10  He attained the position of minister.
11  The famous writer is still sharp in thought though he has attained the age of ninety-two.
12  Bessie's accounts of school-discipline were somewhat appalling, her details of certain accomplishment attained by these same young ladies were, I thought, equally attractive.
13  The attainment of the success is not easy.
14  Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment.
15  The end of all scholarly attainment is to live nobly.