Have you heard about Vakkali, the Buddhist sage who attained Nirvana while slicing his own throat?
It is all about justice, and justice can be attained through having the rulers accountable to their people.
Remember how Scott Brown attained wattage in 2009 by beating Democrat Martha Coakley in Massachusetts?
It attained its $2 million goal in less than ten hours, the most famous example of fans resurrecting a show in Hollywood history.
He has, in effect, overturned the very system through which he attained office.
She had waylaid the well-known figure from whom she had formerly fled, and her end was attained.
December 29, 1893, Mr. Gladstone attained the eighty-fourth year of his age.
On the 2nd of October in the year 1798, Davy quitted Penzance, before he had attained his twentieth year.
The thing that does matter is, that whereto we have attained, by that we should walk.
A lady came to the Consumptive's Home with a cancer in the cheek, which had attained the size of a filbert.
c.1300, "to succeed in reaching," from stem of Old French ataindre (11c., Modern French atteindre) "to come up to, reach, attain, endeavor, strive," from Vulgar Latin *adtangere, from Latin attingere "to touch, to arrive at," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + tangere "to touch" (see tangent). Latin attingere had a wide range of meanings, including "to attack, to strike, to appropriate, to manage," all somehow suggested by the literal sense "to touch." Related: Attained; attaining.