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 Meanings and Examples of ACQUIRE
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acquire
 v.  gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system
Example Sentence: (43 in 3 pages)
1  As Norman Mailer once said to me, "One of the hardest things to acquire is a persona, and you've got one."
2  I was endeavoring in good earnest to acquire a more sociable and childlike disposition.
3  If he is interested in oriental languages, the new Institute of Languages will enable him to acquire knowledge of Singhalese or Bantu.
4  In the three decades after 1945, Britain shed virtually all of the colonies that had taken centuries to acquire.
5  As America's children acquire more and more behavior problems, the schools remain remiss in doing anything about it except typical punishment.
6  We admired his intellectual providence to acquire vast stores of dry information.
7  During adolescence many attractive young people somehow acquire the false notion that their appearance is unprepossessing.
8  In this case, you crapper ingest the money for acquire a locomote vehicle.
9  What we acquire without sweat we give away without regret.
10  It is at our mother's knee that we acquire our noblest and truest and highest , but there is seldom any money in them.
11  To acquire wealth is difficult, to preserve it more difficult, but to spend it wisely most difficult of all.
12  Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
13  We should work hard to acquire a good knowledge of French.
14  She does research into how children acquire language.
15  To remove any ambiguity we have to acquire more accurate information.
Classic Sentence: (128 in 9 pages)
1  No ground, because nothing was taken from them; and no opportunity, because those in authority kept them under control, and never employed them in affairs in which they could acquire importance.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI.
2  Of the mistakes it commits in the effort to acquire liberty, I shall speak, hereafter, in the proper place.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXIX.
3  In the first place, to enable a citizen to work harm and to acquire undue authority, many circumstances must be present which never can be present in a State which is not corrupted.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXIV.
4  And this from their eagerness to acquire without knowing what way to take.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIX.
5  For we never find Rome seeking to acquire towns, or to purchase peace with money, but always confiding in her own warlike valour, which could not, I believe, be said of any other republic.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXX.
6  Those who by valorous ways become princes, like these men, acquire a principality with difficulty, but they keep it with ease.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI — CONCERNING NEW PRINCIPALITIES WHICH ARE ACQU...
7  And the first cause of your losing it is to neglect this art; and what enables you to acquire a state is to be master of the art.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV — THAT WHICH CONCERNS A PRINCE ON THE SUBJECT...
8  Whenever they were asked to do so, the Negro students gladly took the Indians as room-mates, in order that they might teach them to speak English and to acquire civilized habits.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter VI.
9  There was no need for him to acquire a good head for whisky, he had been born with one.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
10  Gerald had lived in Savannah long enough to acquire a viewpoint of the Coast--that all of the rest of the state was backwoods, with an Indian lurking in every thicket.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
11  He wanted a wife and he wanted children and, if he did not acquire them soon, it would be too late.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
12  I like babies and I like little children, till they begin to grow up and acquire adult habits of thought and adult abilities to lie and cheat and be dirty.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
13  She could not acquire the air of doing things because she wanted to, and making her choice the final seal of their fitness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
14  Though a Gopher Prairie regards itself as a part of the Great World, compares itself to Rome and Vienna, it will not acquire the scientific spirit, the international mind, which would make it great.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
15  The other pirates envied him this majestic vice, and secretly resolved to acquire it shortly.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII