She was the first woman to attain the rank of general.
They hope to attain effective law and order in the region before withdrawing troops.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
"I have only to go stubbornly on towards my aim, and I shall attain my end,"
Tolstoy, Leo -- Anna Karenina
There are men whose desire for truth is so great that to attain it they will shatter the very foundation of their world.
Maugham, W. Somerset -- Moon and Sixpence
He was too simple to wonder when he had attained humility.
Ernest Hemingway -- The Old Man and the Sea
Neither party expected for the war the magnitude or the duration which it has already attained.
Abraham Lincoln -- Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address
Stupidity was as necessary as intelligence, and as difficult to attain.
George Orwell -- 1984
Jack drew up his legs, clasped his knees, and frowned in an effort to attain clarity.
William Golding -- Lord of the Flies
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When he used the twine to wrap himself around a star, he attained speeds no one had ever seen before, It was 2140 when Ender dismissed the evening practice.
Orson Scott Card -- Ender’s Game
It occurred to me that he had been very slowly bending toward her all evening to attain this proximity, and even while I watched I saw him stoop one ultimate degree and kiss at her cheek.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The Great Gatsby
...and henceforth cease to talk of the natural inferiority of those who require nothing but time and opportunity to attain to the highest point of human excellence.
Frederick Douglass -- The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
For Quackenbush had been systematically disliked since he first set foot in Devon, with careless, disinterested insults coming at him from the beginning, voting for and applauding the class leaders through years of attaining nothing he wanted for himself.
John Knowles -- A Separate Peace
When I had attained the age of seventeen my parents resolved that I should become a student at the university of Ingolstadt.
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
...But ’tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition’s ladder, Whereto the climber-upward turns his face; But, when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend.
William Shakespeare -- Julius Caesar
A vote was, to Jefferson, a precious privilege a man attained for himself in a—a live-and-let-live economy.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
My questions lead to more questions, most urgently how becoming the leader of an Empire I loathe can possibly result in my attaining "true freedom—of body and of soul."
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
What is the maximum height attained by the Pop-Tart?
Laurie Halse Anderson -- The Impossible Knife of Memory
Our relationship immediately attained a sepia tone: the past.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
Nothing will prevent us from attaining the greater good.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
And yet in the end, she never attained the virtuosity the best young performers must have in order to be promoted to the next ranks.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
She also taught penmanship, which was the one subject in which I did not attain excellence, because Writing Mistress issued no orders.
Gail Carson Levine -- Ella Enchanted
The wind generated from such a column could reach out hundreds of feet and might attain hurricanelike speeds.
Jim Murphy -- The Great Fire
Some skills can be attained by education, and some by practice, and some by time.
Neil Gaiman -- The Graveyard Book
A stonemason who served as a private in another Massachusetts regiment considered "the object of our government as one worth dying to attain—the maintenance of our free institutions which must of necessity result in the freedom of every human being over whom the stars and stripes wave."
James M. McPherson -- What They Fought For - 1861-1865
Although I can no longer remember for certain, it must have been the same sort of catharsis I was trying to attain in this last section on Leslie—following my meditation on Gide—which I include here.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
And the gypsy skin showed the deep-baked tan of months, no, years, of exposure to the weather, not the light golden color Frank’s had attained during our Scottish holiday.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
He attains celebrity status with his evening game of Crazy Cat.
Suzanne Collins -- Mockingjay
Go out with an attainable boy, then!
Sara Shepard -- Pretty Little Liars
It’s responsible for organizing your thoughts and actions to attain your goals.
Veronica Roth -- Insurgent
It is something that some writers reach for their entire careers and never attain.
Khaled Hosseini -- The Kite Runner
Have you sought for means of attaining your aim in religion?
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
And that was a level of fitness and strength that could only be attained by those who actively sought it.
Marcus Luttrell -- Lone Survivor
I will say nothing to add to his anxieties, but I will take my own steps to attain my own end.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Hound of the Baskervilles
Is it possible that even now, when I give you these results, you are unable to see how they are attained?
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
— I tell you I have nearly attained MY heaven; and that of others is altogether unvalued and uncovered by me.’
Emily Bronte -- Wuthering Heights
I will only say that it took me a series of nasty and dangerous adventures to attain it.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
It was not enough to reach the walls; an opening in them must be accomplished, and to attain this purpose the party only had their pocket-knives.
Jules Verne -- Around the World in 80 Days
I told you Villefort was ambitious, and to attain this ambition Villefort would sacrifice everything, even his father.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
He was struggling for the appearance of composure, and would not open his lips till he believed himself to have attained it.
Jane Austen -- Pride and Prejudice
The heights he had attained, heights we puny mortals could only dream of achieving, were trumpeted and crowed about by Mommy in every corner of the house.
James McBride -- The Color of Water
Dinosaurs mature rapidly, attaining full size in two to four years.
Michael Crichton -- Jurassic Park
Kronos has not yet attained full power.
Rick Riordan -- The Last Olympian
At the end of an afternoon that had contained much excitement, much beautiful evil, one blood-soaked ankle, and a slap from a trusted hand, Liesel Meminger attained her second success story.
Markus Zusak -- The Book Thief
I was not going to risk the position I had attained when no good end could have been served.
Agatha Christie -- Murder On The Orient Express
Control would be more difficult to attain than it was in the Continuum.
Frank Beddor -- The Looking Glass Wars
Even Josie Pye attained a certain preeminence as the sharpest-tongued young lady in attendance at Queen’s.
Lucy Maud Montgomery -- Anne Of Green Gables
Billy was a good runner, which, considering the range we hoped to attain, I thought we might need to help us find our rockets.
Homer Hickam -- October Sky
The creature is some sixteen feet in length, while its horn averages five feet, though some exceed ten, and even attain to fifteen feet.