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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of achieve.

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Examples

  • Temples are closed on Sundays and open only to church members considered worthy — a designation achieved through tithe paying and a faithful adherence to the standards of conduct expected by the church.

    Mormon church marks global growth, new temples

  • Temples are closed on Sundays and open only to church members considered worthy - a designation achieved through tithe paying and a faithful adherence to the standards of conduct expected by the church.

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  • The Tar Heels returned home from snowy Detroit with the hardware Tuesday afternoon, greeted at the Smith Center by approximately 13,000 adorers to celebrate the title achieved a night earlier by defeating Michigan State in front of a record crowd for a championship game.

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  • But the title achieved another significant milestone: It amassed over one million illegal downloads on BitTorrent in less than seven days.

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  • European champions -- a title achieved in Benitez's first season in charge -- will not qualify for the knockout stages.

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  • Again, my ideas on how promoting principles in politics would be achieved is sketchy, this is something that would be hard as it goes against one of the main aims of politics – toeing the party line.

    My Response To Power 2010: BBC Bias and Principled Politicians « My Liberal Democrat Political Ramblings…

  • As noted in The Iraq Study Group Report, “The United States will not be able to achieve its goals in the Middle East unless the United States deals directly with the Arab-Israeli conflict.” and “The only basis on which peace can be achieved is that set forth in UN Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338 and in the principle of ‘land for peace.’”

    Matthew Yglesias » American Public Prepared to Support Israel in Endless War With Arabs

  • I assess the great goal achieved from the Republican perspective to be the requirement for Medicare to pay drug prices set by the pharmaceutical companies without use or consideration of the volume of sales Medicare provides.

    Matthew Yglesias » Ungovernable

  • Considering that this movie will have a fraction of the budget compared to Hollywood blockbusters, what they've achieved is extraordinary.

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  • How do you distinguish “pars (ing) words exceedingly finely” from “nit-picking,” which it seems you disdain, other than by seeing whether the result achieved is the one youfavor?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Enough with the Ridiculous Hyperbole!

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