toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

attain
used in The Aeneid

3 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
to gain or reach something with effort
  • Some pious tears the pitying hero paid, And follow'd with his eyes the flitting shade, Then took the forward way, by fate ordain'd, And, with his guide, the farther fields attain'd, Where, sever'd from the rest, the warrior souls remain'd.
    Book 6 (52% in)
  • To tyrants others have their country sold, Imposing foreign lords, for foreign gold; Some have old laws repeal'd, new statutes made, Not as the people pleas'd, but as they paid; With incest some their daughters' bed profan'd: All dar'd the worst of ills, and, what they dar'd, attain'd.
    Book 6 (68% in)
  • Deep in the root, whether by fate, or chance, Or erring haste, the Trojan drove his lance; Then stoop'd, and tugg'd with force immense, to free Th' incumber'd spear from the tenacious tree; That, whom his fainting limbs pursued in vain, His flying weapon might from far attain.
    Book 12 (81% in)

There are no more uses of "attain" in The Aeneid.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®