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Definition of Arrival

Arrival

  1. The act of arriving, or coming; the act of reaching a place from a distance, whether by water (as in its original sense) or by land.
  2. The attainment or reaching of any object, by effort, or in natural course; as, our arrival at this conclusion was wholly unexpected.
  3. The person or thing arriving or which has arrived; as, news brought by the last arrival.
  4. An approach.

Arrival Quotations

The shortest period of time lies between the minute you put some money away for a rainy day and the unexpected arrival of rain.
Jane Bryant Quinn

In the period before the arrival of Mrs. Thatcher, politics had been in such low esteem. Everything was so hedged, so mealy-mouthed. Then along came this woman who seemed to have no manners at all and said exactly what she thought. Everyone's eyes were popping and their jaws were dropping, and I really enjoyed that.
Tom Stoppard

The fact of the matter is that the most unexpected and miraculous thing in my life was the arrival in it of poetry itself - as a vocation and an elevation almost.
Seamus Heaney

I had always planned to make a large painting of the early spring, when the first leaves are at the bottom of the trees, and they seem to float in space in a wonderful way. But the arrival of spring can't be done in one picture.
David Hockney

For the poet the credo or doctrine is not the point of arrival but is, on the contrary, the point of departure for the metaphysical journey.
Joseph Brodsky
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Arrival Translations

arrival in Afrikaans is aankoms, koms
arrival in Danish is ankomst
arrival in Dutch is bezorging, aanvoer
arrival in German is Ankunft {f}
arrival in Italian is venuta, emersione, arrivo
arrival in Latin is aduentus
arrival in Norwegian is ankomst
arrival in Portuguese is chegada
arrival in Spanish is llegada, venida
arrival in Swedish is ankomst

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