• 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
He fulfilled their thought as the flower fulfils the bud, and as the fruit fulfils the flower.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Destiny saved and nurtured him to fulfill that prophecy.
"The Children's Hour, Volume 3 (of 10)" by Various
One prayer uttered by St. Patrick has been singularly fulfilled.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
But I beseech you by these tears, comfort my soul, which is departing to God, by confirming my choice and fulfilling my will.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
And it came to pass, when the days of his ministration were fulfilled, he departed unto his house.
"His Life" by William E. Barton, Theodore G. Soares, Sydney Strong
Man, alone among God's works, can enter into and approve of God's purpose in the world and can intelligently fulfil it.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Genesis" by Marcus Dods
Thus did I fulfil my vow, and we brought you up to read the scripture, and sweetly did you sing to the psaltery.
"Jeremiah" by Stefan Zweig
Their adequate fulfillment is attended with pleasure.
"Ethics" by John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
The words the old monk uttered that morning in the castle chapel were fulfilled.
"Fairy Circles" by Unknown
The doom of apostasy fulfilled itself.
"Judges and Ruth" by Robert A. Watson

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
Let QCSS =[[n,K,d]]2 be obtained from C = [n,k,d’]2, fulfilling C⊥ ≤ C and being pure to d = min(d⊥,d’) = d’. The number of control-Z gates12 gZ ≥ gX (number of CNOT gates used in the present method).
Simple fault-tolerant encoding over q-ary CSS quantum codes
K=k1+k2-n,d = min(W(c), c∈ (C1\C2 ⊥ = C⊥, and the starting case, a slightly less general construction assumes C1 = C and C2 point are codes fulfilling the condition C⊥ ≤ C (C⊥ is a self-orthogonal code). The quantum codes have the parameters QCSS = [[n,K=2k-n,d]]q.
Simple fault-tolerant encoding over q-ary CSS quantum codes
At the beginning, the antenna’s geometry had to be found. The supervisor set the requirements which had to be fulfilled.
"D-Dimond1", Prototype Antenna RGA-05
Schwarzchild lists a set of requirements that must be fulfilled in order for the solution to hold.
A fresh look at some questions surrounding black holes
The solution is then derived by substituting the variables into the general form of the line element, taking note of the conditions which must be fulfilled.
A fresh look at some questions surrounding black holes
Thus, in practice, when a procedure give the frequency classes with less than 5 observations per class, adjacent classes are joined together to fulfil this requirement.
Distribution Fitting 2. Pearson-Fisher, Kolmogorov-Smirnov, Anderson-Darling, Wilks-Shapiro, Cramer-von-Misses and Jarque-Bera statistics
The “document management systems”, though evolved significantly (Dourish et al. 2000) over time, their core functionalities are aimed at fulfilling organizational legal and/or regulatory requirements for preserving documents.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
KWSP can fulfill the requirement of improved IT intervention.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
The other one is that of support; where an IE may not be created explicitly to fulfill the need of other, but provide referential support for the development of the later.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
In the result two cells form a super-cell (Fig.1) with total phase advance 2µ > 2π so that the resonance condition is fulfilled again.
Muon Cooling and Future Muon Facilities: The Coming Decade