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Use goal in a sentence
The team has already met its sales volume objective and now just needs to convert 15 new customers to meet the company's overall goal.
I have always used the employee evaluation to determine both a short and long term goal for them to work on.
Flush with excitement over the new year, Jennifer set a goal of losing 50 pounds over the course of the coming year and put a chart on her wall to track her progress.