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Definitionto gain or reach something with effort
- — I tell you I have nearly attained MY heaven; and that of others is altogether unvalued and uncovered by me.'Chapter 34 (66% in)
- I got a spade from the tool-house, and began to delve with all my might — it scraped the coffin; I fell to work with my hands; the wood commenced cracking about the screws; I was on the point of attaining my object, when it seemed that I heard a sigh from some one above, close at the edge of the grave, and bending down.Chapter 29 (65% in)
- I have a single wish, and my whole being and faculties are yearning to attain it.Chapter 33 (94% in)
There are no more uses of "attain" in Wuthering Heights.
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