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attain
used in Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth

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Definition
to gain or reach something with effort
  • But few have been able to point to such a sudden ascent from relative obscurity to high eminence; none has maintained so completely while scaling the heights the aspect of extreme simplicity; and none has combined with the attainment of success and power such122 an intense awareness of humanity and moral responsibility.
    Subsection 1 (29% in)
  • It was precisely in his attainments as a common man that Lincoln felt himself to be remarkable, and in this light that he interpreted to the world the significance of his career.
    Subsection 1 (31% in)

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