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  • noun Plural form of atchievement.

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Examples

  • She discovered a surprising eagerness to know the particulars of his life, and asked a thousand questions concerning his atchievements in war; all which Mr Lismahago answered with a sort of jesuitical reserve, affecting a reluctance to satisfy her curiosity on a subject that concerned his own exploits.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • I felt an enthusiastic ardor to tread that very classical ground which had been the scene of so many great atchievements; and I could not bear the thought of returning to England from the very skirts of Italy, without having penetrated to the capital of that renowned country.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • A cairne is a heap of stones thrown upon the grave of one eminent for dignity of birth, or splendour of atchievements.

    A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland

  • Thus England has for several years been filled with the atchievements of seventy thousand Highlanders employed in America.

    A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland

  • Should this meet with that fate may they Blush for their infamous connextion with a Nation who have renderd themselves infamous and abhorred by a long list of crimes which not all their former atchievements their high atchivements nor the Lusture of former Deeds, nor the tender appellation of parent nor the fond connextion which once subsisted, can ever blot from our remembrance or wipe out

    Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 8 March 1778

  • -- _Observations upon Saxon heraldry_, with drawings of _Saxon atchievements_, &c.p. 245.

    The Rowley Poems

  • Sir Sidney Smith having transmitted to Lord Nelson, as his superior in command, the account of his splendid atchievements in the defence of

    The Life of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson, Volume 2

  • A most hieroglyphical title, and sufficient to have supplied the mantlings and atchievements of the family!

    Andrew Marvell

  • Such will the account be of our Hero King William the third tho 'Little in stature yet Great in atchievements and valour.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • Nor is it always in the most distinguished atchievements that men's virtues or vices may be best discerned; but very often an action of small note, a short saying, or a jest, shall distinguish a person's real character more than the greatest sieges, or the most important battles [1]. '

    Life Of Johnson

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