reaching

Definitions

  • A little girl, held by a woman, reaches a finger towards falling snowflakes
    A little girl, held by a woman, reaches a finger towards falling snowflakes
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reaching accomplishment of an objective
    • n reaching the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Erl-King reaches out for the rider and his child The Erl-King reaches out for the rider and his child
Reach Into Another Pocket and Dig up Another Roll 171 Reach Into Another Pocket and Dig up Another Roll 171
He saw in his own mind the tall pines reach up into the blue skies He saw in his own mind the tall pines reach up into the blue skies
The princess reaches down from her window The princess reaches down from her window
Zoulvisia, on her horse, reaches up to the young man in the tree Zoulvisia, on her horse, reaches up to the young man in the tree
The king climbs to crystal tower to reach Zoulvisia The king climbs to crystal tower to reach Zoulvisia
A kitten stands on a chair to reach a fish and pull it from the table A kitten stands on a chair to reach a fish and pull it from the table
When she reached the door she stopped for a few moments When she reached the door she stopped for a few moments

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Lions cannot roar until they reach the age of two.
    • n reaching Nautical, sailing to wind-ward; working to windward on alternate tacks; sailing on the wind.
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Quotations

  • Heraclitus
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    “If you do not the expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail.”
  • St. Teresa of Avila
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    “To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.”
  • Cullen Hightower
    Cullen Hightower
    “Faith is building on what you know is here, so you can reach what you know is there.”
  • Les Brown
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    “As you reach your goals, set new ones. That is how you grow and become a more powerful person.”
  • John Dewey
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    “Without some goals and some efforts to reach it, no man can live.”
  • George S. Patton
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    “You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.”

Idioms

Boardinghouse reach - Boardinghouse reach is the ability to reach a long distance across a table to get food. We've used it in our family for as long as I can remember, when you reach across someone's plate, "Pardon my boardinghouse reach".
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Usage

In literature:

We reached Baltimore in the evening, where we were kindly received, furnished with supper and sent on our way.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
It's a scourge that reaches the backs of all!
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The streams that come down from the mountains are the trails by which we reach this underworld.
"Myths and Legends of the Great Plains" by Unknown
They almost reached Shakopee the first day.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Oncet they reached Palo Duro he stood off the devils till she reached the ledge.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
There is no spot on earth that takes so long to reach.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
It was already twilight when we reached a small poplar wood.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
Before reaching them, we entered a house where some old gentlemen were sitting at a table.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
The next man to reach the forbidden city was a Jesuit missionary, the Abbe Huc, who reached Lhasa in 1846 from China.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
But for him to reach them was not necessary.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

I have no thought that I,
When at the last I die,
Shall reach
To gain your speech.
"To The Dead Cardinal Of Westminster" by Francis Thompson
Yet when down these reaches
Swept with cold,
Scarce the wintry beeches
Durst be bold.
"Autumn" by Manmohan Ghose
That to Nurse—Nature's voice and touch
I shape my babbling speech,
And still stretch feeble hands to clutch
Something beyond my reach:
"A Birthday" by Alfred Austin
And when he reach'd his statelye tower,
Hearing one sing within his bower,
He stopt to listen and to see
Who sung there so melodiouslie.
"The Lady Turned Serving-Man" by Anonymous British
Over the reach
Of dazzling waves our boat like wild bird flew;
We reached the beach,
Nor song, nor speech
Shall ever tell our sacramental thought
When -- we were two.
"Rhyme" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Why is it the things that we sigh for
Are the things that we never can reach?
Why, only the sternest experience
A lession of patience can teach?
And why hold we so careless and lightly
The treasures that are in our reach?
"Why?" by Madge Morris Wagner

In news:

Joe VanDeLaarschot may be reached at jvandelaarschot@lakelandtimes.com.
He can be reached at tgregorski@sgcmail.com.
But she remains skeptical that one will be reached by the time teachers return to work in early August.
Greenwich beats Amity to reach Class LL boys soccer semifinals.
The impact on our planet could be far-reaching.
The Shire Of Vulpine Reach.
Comprehensive overview covers causes, diagnosis and treatment of difficulty reaching orgasm.
L' Anse , teachers reach agreement.
Throughout the memorial, this reach for the antique is a governing aesthetic.
Disney reaches an agreement to sell Miramax.
SHAFTSBURY — A Bennington woman said she went off the road after reaching for her purse Friday night.
After months of trying, the City of Bertram is not any closer to reaching an agreement with the Burnet County Emergency Services District (BCESD) No.
As we previously reported, the relationship between the girls and Demi has reached "breaking point" after a series of fights and they have cut off all contact with her.
When Gen William T Sherman reached the port city of Savannah during the Civil War, he reached the end of his monthlong March to the Sea.
On Monday, he reached the pinnacle of his passion: he became the latest of the world's 470 grandmasters , and the first black person to reach the game's highest rank.
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In science:

In order to triangulate the boundary sensors in C (C2), the boundary sensors in C2 must be able to reach the transient states and/or the absorbing states, that is to say that the boundary sensors in C (C2) have to reach the sensors in C1 to be able to triangulate themselves.
Distributed Sensor Localization in Random Environments using Minimal Number of Anchor Nodes
Indeed we build an infinitely deep valley such that the asymptotic of the normalized local time reach the level δ and also flat at the bottom of this valley (see Figure 1) such that there is a large number of points where the normalized local time reach this level δ .
Constants of concentration for a simple recurrent random walk on random environment
The random routing should stop when the message reaches t, or alternatively, when a confirmation from t reaches s.
On ad hoc routing with guaranteed delivery
This can be explained by the recurrent character of the two-dimensional random walk: when the reacting site i is far enough from the target, if a random walker reaches it, it is likely to visit it many times before returning to T , and is thus almost sure to react whenever i is reached.
Occupation times of random walks in confined geometries: From random trap model to diffusion limited reactions
Consequently it will reach a conjugate point before reaching infinity.
Black holes and black hole thermodynamics without event horizons
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