a.) George achieved his cherished goal of climbing Mount Everest, but it cost him his health, alienated his family, drained him of his savings, and left him with a fear of heights.
b.) Roger's preferred method of debate was the use of overwhelming force—although his arguments were weak, his ferocious delivery successfully cowed his opponents.
c.) Arthur never stepped on anyone's toes nor compromised his sterling set of principles, yet he always managed to get just what he wanted out of life.