attained attained  /ə ˈteɪnd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) achieved or reached

Usage(s):

  1. By the breadth of his crimes, which have attained a quasi-ontological dimension, he surpasses all his predecessors: as a result of Hitler, man is defined by what makes him inhuman.
  2. Then, in the 1990s, he presided over a long economic and financial-market boom and attained the status of Washington's resident wizard.
  3. Said he: ''Greater productivity and employment would result if greater price flexibility were attained.

News

  1. INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Chick Corea

    All About Jazz is celebrating Chick Corea's birthday today! An NEA Jazz Master, 16-time Grammy winner, prolific composer and undisputed keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after four decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: All About Jazz

  2. Children's Services Council of Martin County conference discusses 'unified vision'

    STUART — The Children’s Services Council of Martin County believes strengthening the community starts with the health and well-being of children, and that success can’t be attained without the involvement of the entire community.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Stuart News

  3. Pop album review: The Lonely Island's 'The Wack Album'

    The group's latest offering seems short on fresh ideas. The Lonely Island's third studio disc presents an unlikely problem: Nearly eight years after they attained instant comedy-rap stardom with "Lazy Sunday," these "Saturday Night Live" veterans have become better rappers than comedians.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

Quotes

  1. In statement Raju said: "What started as a marginal gap between actual operating profit and the one reflected in the books of accounts continued to grow over the years." "It has attained unmanageable proportions as the size of the company...
    on Jan 7, 2009 By: Ramalinga Raju Source: CITY A.M.

  2. "The relatively small number of residential units completed and the record prices attained in certain transactions this year have caused concern about the supply of flats, difficulty in purchasing a home, and the possibility of a property...
    on Oct 14, 2009 By: Donald Tsang Source: Reuters India

  3. "The security and stability of the region needs to be attained and we should do it inside the region, not through bringing in foreign forces," Larijani said. "We should stand on our own feet."
    on Dec 5, 2006 By: Ali Larijani Source: International Herald Tribune

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