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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
remarkable feat/achievement/accomplishment
▪ It’s a remarkable achievement for the company.
▪ That was the greatest accomplishment of my life.
▪ Impressing people is not a particularly great accomplishment in and of itself.
▪ In addition to getting the university kick-started, Stacy cites his greatest accomplishment as hiring a top-rate faculty.
▪ But the fact that Internet broadcasting could be done at all seemed a great accomplishment.
▪ Flint is good-and an impressive accomplishment for a first novel-but it ain't that good.
▪ It was major accomplishment for a player who was drafted with the 21st overall pick last summer.
▪ It was not unusual for these awards to be hailed in a community as major political accomplishments.
▪ The striking thing about the first term is the extent to which the major accomplishments were political rather than substantive.
▪ Q: What do see as your major accomplishments as vice president?
▪ The major accomplishment involved selling the council and some of the staff on several new housing rehabilitation and repair programs.
▪ Commodus was proud of these accomplishments and had them recorded on official inscriptions; as a marksman he was remarkably accomplished.
▪ We were all very proud of our accomplishment.
▪ The establishment of full diplomatic relations with China was a major accomplishment of the Carter administration.
▪ The Society is giving a dinner for top businesswomen, to reward and recognize their accomplishments.
▪ The team's undefeated run this year is an outstanding accomplishment.
▪ Fishing was the latest accomplishment which Miles thought the young executive should not be without.
▪ For that short time in the early fifties, we were normal-undistinguished by circumstances, expectations, or accomplishments.
▪ Four years of hard work and verifiable accomplishment in high school are negated by a 3 hour, multiple choice test.
▪ However well rehearsed this was, it was quite an accomplishment considering that their teacher was self-taught.
▪ Murray's accomplishments in this book are significant.
▪ Successful candidates usually have a strong record of accomplishment in paid and unpaid work.
▪ The living explain new developments, emphasizing accomplishments, to the dead.
▪ Yet does this ground-breaking technical accomplishment make it the best there's ever been?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Accomplishment \Ac*com"plish*ment\ (-ment), n. [F. accomplissement, fr. accomplir.]

  1. The act of accomplishing; entire performance; completion; fulfillment; as, the accomplishment of an enterprise, of a prophecy, etc.

  2. That which completes, perfects, or equips thoroughly; acquirement; attainment; that which constitutes excellence of mind, or elegance of manners, acquired by education or training. ``My new accomplishment of dancing.''
    --Churchill. ``Accomplishments befitting a station.''

    Accomplishments have taken virtue's place, And wisdom falls before exterior grace.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., "performance of a task; state of completion," from Old French acomplissement "action of accomplishing," from acomplir (see accomplish). Meaning "thing completed" and that of "something that completes" someone and fits him or her for society are from c.1600.


n. 1 The act of accomplishing; entire performance; completion; fulfillment; as, the '''accomplishment''' of an enterprise, of a prophecy, etc. 2 That which completes, perfects, or equips thoroughly; acquirement; attainment; that which constitutes excellence of mind, or elegance of manners, acquired by education or training. 3 Something accomplished; an achievement.

  1. n. the action of accomplishing something [syn: achievement]

  2. an ability that has been acquired by training [syn: skill, acquirement, acquisition, attainment]

Usage examples of "accomplishment".

Since their institution or revival by Augustus, they had been celebrated by Claudius, by Domitian, and by Severus, and were now renewed the fifth time, on the accomplishment of the full period of a thousand years from the foundation of Rome.

The assurance that the elevation of Constantine was intimately connected with the designs of Providence, instilled into the minds of the Christians two opinions, which, by very different means, assisted the accomplishment of the prophecy.

The accomplishment of the prediction was forwarded by all the means that human prudence could supply.

Before the Goths could recover from the first surprise, and claim the accomplishment of their doubtful hopes, the victor established his power in Ravenna, beyond the danger of repentance and revolt.

At the time when this prediction is said to have been delivered, no prophecy could be more distant from its accomplishment, since the first twelve years of Heraclius announced the approaching dissolution of the empire.

Omar expresses in their tongue the perfect accomplishment of wickedness and impiety.

Perhaps the present generation may yet behold the accomplishment of the prediction, of a rare prediction, of which the style is unambiguous and the date unquestionable.

From the summit he was cast down headlong, and dashed in pieces on the pavement, in the presence of innumerable spectators, who filled the forum of Taurus, and admired the accomplishment of an old prediction, which was explained by this singular event.

In the Southern States it is a universal accomplishment, and children are taught to ride as well as to walk.

Cybelline did not lack confidence in her ability to organize and oversee the accomplishment of every task.

Egypt, it will be seen that his energy of mind urged him to adopt anticipatory measures for the accomplishment of objects which were never realised.

In his letters to the generals in Egypt he fixed the 25th of April for the accomplishment of that event.

Bonaparte, and the other conniving with him for the accomplishment of his plans.

While the grand conspiracy was hastening to its accomplishment Madame Bonaparte and I had contrived a little plot of a more innocent kind.

He was in a transport of gratitude and joy at his liberation, and at the accomplishment of the events which he had wished to accelerate by assassination.