To arrive at


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To arrive at or attain to.
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  • Marshall Mcluhan
    “American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age.”
  • Dorothy Parker
    “Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.”
  • John Wooden
    “There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.”
  • Laurence Sterne
    “Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.”
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky
    “Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Happiness is not a state to arrive at, rather, a manner of traveling.”


In literature:

In 1797, a Greek priest came to Orsova, complaining that he had not funds sufficient to enable him to arrive at his destination.
"Servia, Youngest Member of the European Family" by Andrew Archibald Paton
Another thing the judge says is that they are not to be governed by sympathy or prejudice in arriving at their verdict.
"The Man in Court" by Frederic DeWitt Wells
At dawn next day he arrived at Rouen, and immediately repaired to the house of a Mme.
"The House of the Combrays" by G. le Notre
This draft arrived at Alexandria on September 27th, and proceeded to the M.G.C.
"Through Palestine with the 20th Machine Gun Squadron" by Unknown
There is encamped the Sfaxee, who went by the more difficult route, to arrive at Ghat before us; but it seems he will be disappointed.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 1" by James Richardson
Quitting a strong position in the afternoon, he arrived at the villages to be attacked after nightfall.
"Herzegovina" by George Arbuthnot
It was a momentous decision that George Brand had to arrive at; and yet he scarcely seemed to be aware of it.
"Sunrise" by William Black
Arriving at the river brink, they saw the foot-prints of the lion on the wet sand which ran down to the water.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
He arrived at Coyoacan just at the time when the command of Perez was moving, and he ordered it to move rapidly.
"General Scott" by General Marcus J. Wright
In pitch dark we arrived at a quay, and groped our way out of the boat, and were led to the inn.
"The Land of the Black Mountain" by Reginald Wyon
We arrived at Boera at four p.m., and found Piri and his wife ready to start at once.
"Adventures in New Guinea" by James Chalmers
Accordingly, as soon as darkness came on, I turned suddenly to the west, and arrived at Wonderheuve late at night.
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
On their arrival at Suwarndrug, the prisoners were handed over to the governor, and were imprisoned in one of the casemates of the fort.
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
We started after this had been arranged, and finding almost immediately a firm track, soon arrived at some Indian lodges to which it led.
"Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 1" by John Franklin
It is of course difficult to arrive at any conclusion on the merits of the case.
"Disturbed Ireland" by Bernard H. Becker
When he arrived at Nocera, he began to assemble the militia, with intent to form a camp at Barletta.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
Not much reflection or observation is required to arrive at a general idea of the nature and extent of this tendency.
"Heart and Soul" by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
Arrived at Shenkursk at 5:00 p. m., Sept. 29th, and about one-half hour later the American Headquarters boat docked next to the hospital boat.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
This happened two days before the commencement of the trial, and the day before that on which Graham was to arrive at Noningsby.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Borlasse, riding at the head of his band, has been the first to arrive at the upper end of the gorge.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

On my usual corner,
The corner at which you turn
To approach that place where now
You must not hope to arrive.
"The Tourist from Syracuse" by Donald Justice
Not by the laws of innocence
Can Adam's sons arrive at heav'n;
New works can give us no pretence
To have our ancient sins forgiv'n.
"Hymn 35 part 1" by Isaac Watts
When the American come to the Mission,
Many arrive at the house of Francisca:
One,--he was fine man,--he buy the cattle
Of Jose Castro.
"In The Mission Garden" by Francis Bret Harte
'Tis by the faith of joys to come
We walk through deserts dark as night;
Till we arrive at heav'n our home,
Faith is our guide, and faith our light.
"Hymn 129" by Isaac Watts
In the train. Time passes with dream.
Upon the panes sways the sunset hour.
Once I have arrived at your door,
Shall I once again be closer to my death.
"Homeward Traveler" by Jakobus Cornelis Bloem
O King of kings, give me such strength
In this great war depending,
That I may here prevail at length And ever be ascending,
Till I at last arrive to Thee
The source of all felicity!
"Aspiration (excerpt)" by Thomas Traherne

In news:

Pope Benedict XVI arrives at the altar to celebrate the Easter Mass in St Peter's Square at the the Vatican, Sunday, April 8, 2012.
Managers of Propst Discount Drugs on Pratt Avenue arrived at the store at 6:30 this morning to find it had been burglarized.
A Burmese student holds American flags as students wait for US President Barack Obama to arrive at Yangon International airport during his historical first visit to the country on November 19, 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar.
The first bus departed from downtown at 5:29 am It took 43 minutes to arrive at the 103rd Street bus garage.
Campbell left her home Sunday at 2:30 pm and was supposed to arrive home by 5:15 pm, according to the station.
President Obama arrives to speak at the University of North Carolina at… (Carolyn Kaster / Associated…).
Wait for an Amtrak train to arrive at Union Station in Hartford, Conn.
Career research group CareerBliss conducted thousands of independent employee reviews and analyzed hundreds of companies to arrive at their list of 50 Happiest Companies in America.
So when we got back home, I bought myself a bag of dried Japanese wakame seaweed and waited patiently for cucumbers to arrive at our farmers market, which they have now done — in spades.
According to the office of international students, about 20 to 30 students have been delayed by the US State Department in arriving to study at Michigan State University.
She arrives at the deli at 5 am weekdays, and usually does not head home to her husband until about 7 p.m.
However, El Pasoans who are scheduled to fly or greet passengers at the airport today should check before arriving at the airport, officials said.
Before arriving at her house in Evergreen Park, Jennifer DiBrienza lived all over the area from Menlo Park to Los Altos to South Palo Alto.
Hundreds of fans have gathered at the entrance to the Bright Complex, where the team is expected to arrive sometime between 10 and 10:30pm.
On a cold January morning in 1968, my parents, Rey and Gloria Pagtakhan, arrived at Emerson to immigrate to Canada.

In science:

They are sufficient and necessary to arrive at a unique notion of geometric phase in the context of single-particle interferometry.
Generalization of geometric phase to completely positive maps
Finally, let us discuss yet another construction allowing one to arrive at the Gaussian Ensembles exploiting the idea of Brownian motion.
Introduction to the Random Matrix Theory: Gaussian Unitary Ensemble and Beyond
Then we consider generation of the local operations k1 and k2 that is required in order to arrive at UT in the computational basis.
Generation of quantum logic operations from physical Hamiltonians
To arrive at a numerically tractable form of the population dynamics relations, one is required to truncate (81) to a relatively small number of coefficients.
Finitely connected vector spin systems with random matrix interactions
The sky images are then divided by this flat field im age to arrive at images that have an effective equal sensitivity for every pixel.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
To arrive at a self-consistent equation for N (as a function of p, Nc and ξ 2 ) we address the probability that the segment at arc-length σ (with 0 ≤ σ ≤ 1) on the added macromolecule has squared localization length ξ 2 .
Cavity Approach to the Random Solid State
If the g factor of a nucleus would be defined in the particle notation, one has to arrive at η .
Precision physics of simple atoms: QED tests, nuclear structure and fundamental constants
By means of normalization it possible to arrive at a system for which the Jacobian does not depend explicitly on the unknown steady state.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
None of the spectral features have an obvious surface gravity dependence, and so we used the same procedure as in Paper I to arrive at a final set of values.
The Effective Temperatures and Physical Properties of Magellanic Cloud Red Supergiants: The Effects of Metallicity
GB to arrive at its real space representation.
Stress-free states of continuum dislocation fields: Rotations, grain boundaries, and the Nye dislocation density tensor
We then disorder-average this quantity, [hri], to arrive at r(W, L) exhibited in Figure 2.
Localization of interacting fermions at high temperature
Equation (2) in the previous section exposes the six symmetries of C (x, y), and a general technique to arrive at these symmetries is addressed below.
Multivariate Lag-Windows and Group Representations
Of course, it is not always possible to solve this variational problem to arrive at a closed form expression.
Large Deviations and Random Energy Models
See Figure 1 for an example of how to arrive at this formulation.
On Random Network Coding for Multicast
In order to arrive at a non-trivial problem, we thus consider walks biased towards a randomly chosen but fixed “target” node.
Localization Transition of Biased Random Walks on Random Networks