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She was so close to achieving her goal.
In the summer of 426 Nicias led a predatory expedition along the north-west coast without achieving any positive victory.
Yet he not only cleared his own character from the charges laid against him, but succeeded four years later in achieving his most signal party triumph.
In foreign affairs he succeeded in achieving as satisfactory a solution of the Adriatic problem as was possible under the circumstances.
You're asking me to drop everything when I'm so close to achieving my goal.