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fulfillment

or fulfilment

[foo l-fil-muh nt] /fʊlˈfɪl mənt/
noun
1.
the act or state of fulfilling:
to witness the fulfillment of a dream; to achieve fulfillment of one's hopes.
2.
the state or quality of being fulfilled; completion; realization:
a vague plan that had no hope of fulfillment.
3.
the process or business of handling and executing customer orders, as packing, shipping, or processing checks.
Origin of fulfillment
1765-1775
1765-75; fulfill + -ment
Related forms
prefulfillment, noun
superfulfillment, noun
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  • Many by reception defeat their fulfillment, quite as many, probably, as bring their fulfillment by being received.

  • Here in this dirty shanty you will enter into love's fulfillment.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • She never dreamed that he would chivalrously exact its fulfillment.

    A Fair Mystery Bertha M. Clay
  • At least I had no competition in the fulfillment of my dream.

    The Big Tomorrow Paul Lohrman
  • Half of our fulfillment comes through love, through strong, sensual love.

Word Origin and History for fulfillment
n.

1775, from fulfill + -ment.

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