Sentence in Classic:
The proverbs, of which his talk was full, were for the most part not the coarse and indecent saws soldiers employ, but those folk sayings which taken without a context seem so insignificant, but when used appositely suddenly acquire a significance of profound wisdom.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In all our Italy we write only what we do not think; those who inhabit the country of the Cæsars and the Antoninuses dare not acquire a single idea without the permission of a Dominican friar.
I never knew Joe to remember anything from one Sunday to another, or to acquire, under my tuition, any piece of information whatever.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
You see, never has it fallen to my lot to acquire the brilliant polish which is, so to speak, manifest in your every movement.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
When his cause came to be tried he was acquitted; but at the hearing it was much debated, whether he who would retain power or he who would acquire it, is the more dangerous citizen; the desires of both being likely to lead to the greatest disorders.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Though usually adroit enough where her own interests were concerned, she made the mistake, not uncommon to persons in whom the social habits are instinctive, of supposing that the inability to acquire them quickly implies a general dulness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
He had come forth from the hands of God a perfect creature, happy and prosperous, guarded by the especial care of his Creator; he was allowed to converse with and acquire knowledge from beings of a superior nature, but I was wretched, helpless, and alone.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
He does not hesitate to acquire, by no one knows what mysterious mutual instruction, all the talents which can be of use to the public; from 1815 to 1830, he imitated the cry of the turkey; from 1830 to 1848, he scrawled pears on the walls.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
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 Context
This is partly to do with changes in the way I do business, in that I concentrate nowadays more and more on matters such as your own case, and partly to do with the ever deeper understanding that I acquire from these legal matters.
A new governor arrived; it would have been too tedious to acquire the names of the prisoners; he learned their numbers instead.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context