She threw herself off of a bridge in London, breaking both ankles but not achieving death.
I was drawn to The Class for different reasons—chiefly, the pipe dream of achieving a tighter and tauter backside.
Our manner of achieving justice certainly looked a lot like revenge.
Now, the goalkeeper is out with a memoir about his life until that point: The Keeper: A Life of Saving Goals and achieving Them.
I am a perfect example of Oprah's teaching, by putting her words of wisdom into practice and achieving results.
From all this striving and achieving, and from all the satisfying rewards which come with success, woman is debarred.
His method of achieving the ideal seems to me too full of red tape.
All about yourself, the wonderful things that you have been living and achieving.
My answer is you may be achieving self-hypnosis and not know it!
For them, non-resistance becomes an end in itself, rather than a means for achieving other purposes.
early 14c., from Old French achever (12c.) "to finish, accomplish, complete," from phrase à chef (venir) "at an end, finished," or Vulgar Latin *accapare, from Late Latin ad caput (venire); both the French and Late Latin phrases meaning literally "to come to a head," from stem of Latin caput "head" (see capitulum).
The Lat. caput, towards the end of the Empire, and in Merov[ingian] times, took the sense of an end, whence the phrase ad caput venire, in the sense of to come to an end .... Venire ad caput naturally produced the Fr. phrase venir à chef = venir à bout. ... From this chief, O.Fr. form of chef (q.v.) in sense of term, end, comes the Fr. compd. achever = venir à chef, to end, finish. [Auguste Brachet, "An Etymological Dictionary of the French Language," transl. G.W. Kitchin, Oxford, 1878]Related: Achieved; achieving.