They had all fulfilled the trickiest of American dreams: They had gone for Olympic gold and won … bronze.
Like accolades ought to be, the fulfilled life is a consequence, a gratifying byproduct.
The opportunity for spiritual growth is not going to be fulfilled.
Old English fullfyllan "fill up, make full," from full + fyllan (see fill, which is ultimately from the root of full). Used early of prophecy and perhaps a translation of Latin implere, adimplere. Related: Fulfilled; fulfilling.