• WordNet 3.6
    • n fulfilment the act of consummating something (a desire or promise etc)
    • n fulfilment a feeling of satisfaction at having achieved your desires
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fulfilment A filling or carrying out; performance; accomplishment; completion: as, the fulfilment of prophecy; the fulfilment of one's expectations or duties.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fulfilment full performance: completion: accomplishment
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  • Glenda Jackson
    Glenda Jackson
    “Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled. You're never as good as you'd like to be. So there's always something to hope for.”
  • George E. Woodberry
    George E. Woodberry
    “It is not in life, but in art that self-fulfillment is to be found.”
  • Charles A. Garfield
    Charles A. Garfield
    “Peak performers see the ability to manage change as a necessity in fulfilling their missions.”
  • Ovid
    “How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.”
  • Earl Nightingale
    “The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fullfyllanfull, full, fyllan, to fill.


In literature:

They strove to fulfill their duties to their ancestors.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
Every man, black or white, was "neighbor" to him, and he ever fulfilled the command of his Lord, to "love his neighbor as himself.
"Brave Men and Women" by O.E. Fuller
To refuse to fulfill it is a crime against nature.
"The Christian Home" by Samuel Philips
For the fulfilment of these bright hopes one thing alone was needed, a policy of peace and naval preparation.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
That is the true function of a beautiful woman, and you fulfill it.
"Septimus" by William J. Locke
They were able, in a sense, to slide down hill into the valley of fulfillment.
"The Promise Of American Life" by Herbert David Croly
I am not sure what the Lord means in the words, 'Thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness.
"Hope of the Gospel" by George MacDonald
I demand from you the fulfilment of your words.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
This expectation was not fulfilled.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
But never, till I see the word fulfilled, Will I confirm their clamour 'gainst the King.
"The Seven Plays in English Verse" by Sophocles

In poetry:

Be with us through the new-born day;
Help us all duties to fulfill,
Nor let our thoughts or wishes stray
From full obedience to Thy will.
"Morning Hymn" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Their faith and patience, love and zeal,
Should make their memory dear;
And, Lord, do thou the prayers fulfil,
They offered for us here.
"On The Death Of A Believer" by John Newton
Nay, be aught you please, let all fulfil
All your pleasure; be your world your toy:
Mild or wild we love you, loud or still,
Child or boy.
"Not A Child" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Are yours, and must be with you still,
Angelic guards, go where they will,
To ward off much surrounding ill,
And happiest destinies fulfil.
"Vignette - XVII" by Matilda Betham
The day landed for the performance.
Men in the Department of Fulfilment inkled
how the town could be destroyed:
the oratorio was prevented.
"The Department of Fulfilment" by Raymond Queneau
O sweetness of untasted life!
O dream, its own supreme fulfillment!
O hours with all illusion rife,
As ere the heart divined what ill meant!
"Arcadia Rediviva" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

The Weingartens find fulfillment through 'the funny papers'.
The chaos and congestion of this border crossing have become a matter of urgent concern as military logisticians scramble to fulfill Obama's plan for bringing 30,000 more US troops to Afghanistan this year.
Wounded vet fulfills college football dream.
A former deputy sheriff for Canyon County claims he was forced to use vacation time when fulfilling his service obligations with the Idaho Army National Guard.
A vision was fulfilled Sept 27 through 31 when about 50 John Deere employees took seats at the Florence County School District Three Community Technology Center for a week of training in two classrooms.
Is transitioning to a consumer-centric merchandising strategy that fulfills store shelves based on consumer demand.
How a Self-Fulfilling Stereotype Can Drag Down Performance.
While there, I met a married couple, both doctors, from Schwerin, East German y, who talked about many of the best sports prospects who had dropped out before reaching the fulfillment of their potential.
From Twain to Calvin Trillin, writers have directly encountered their readers, perhaps fulfilling a natural desire for feedback as well as a way to augment income.
The Clayton County Solicitor General 's Office is fulfilling the wishes of local children this holiday season.
The Clayton County Solicitor General's Office is fulfilling the wishes of local children this holiday season.
About a week ago, Intuit announced that it had fulfilled one of its customers' oldest requests: It had shipped a new Mac version of its Quicken personal-finance program that didn't look and run like a 1998-vintage relic.
"The affiliate programs serve the spammers by designing Website templates, operating hidden back-end order fulfillment servers, processing credit card payments, shipping and tracking the physical goods," Stern wrote.
SEC's Schapiro: Budget undersized to fulfill new market-watchdog duties.
'Wishes Fulfilled' and Unfulfilled .

In science:

Eqs.(3.17) are a system of ordinary differential equations that fulfill the Lipshitz conditions.
Fluctuations and Long-Term Stability: from Coherence to Chaos
Coloration Conjecture: Anyhow all points of an m-dimensional Euclidian space are colored with a finite number of colors, there exists a color which fulfills all distances.
Sequences of Numbers Involved in Unsolved Problems
Also, important information comes from photometrical, spectral and polarimetric measurements allowing us to determine distances and velocities of distant objects. In this work we analyze a possibility to weaken the metric postulates and outline a field of GR generalizations, which fulfill these weakened postulates.
Non-metric Generalizations of Relativistic Gravitational Theory and Observational Data Interpretation
Brownian motion independent of ξ , and q is the signal-to-noise ratio. We begin with the following lemma which holds for any process ξ that fulfils (3) and Taylor's theorem [7, p95].
On the Decrease Rate of the Non-Gaussianness of the Sum of Independent Random Variables
It is already known15 that given two classic codes fulfilling C⊥ = [n,n-k,d⊥] ≤ C = [n,k,d’]2 there exists a CSS code [[n,K,d]2 being pure to d = min(d⊥, d’), and d = d’ because C⊥ ≤ C.
Simple fault-tolerant encoding over q-ary CSS quantum codes