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attain
used in Sense and Sensibility

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Definition
to gain or reach something with effort
  • There were but few who could be so classed; and it was not all of them that were attainable.
    Chapter 9 (10% in)
  • Mrs. John Dashwood wished it likewise; but in the mean while, till one of these superior blessings could be attained, it would have quieted her ambition to see him driving a barouche.
    Chapter 3 (46% in)
  • Nay, more, I consider it as the only form of building in which happiness is attainable, and were I rich enough I would instantly pull Combe down, and build it up again in the exact plan of this cottage.
    Chapter 14 (64% in)
  • In the country, an unpremeditated dance was very allowable; but in London, where the reputation of elegance was more important and less easily attained, it was risking too much for the gratification of a few girls, to have it known that Lady Middleton had given a small dance of eight or nine couple, with two violins, and a mere side-board collation.
    Chapter 27 (50% in)

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