Sentence in Classic:
Pocket to be brought up from her cradle as one who in the nature of things must marry a title, and who was to be guarded from the acquisition of plebeian domestic knowledge.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
He would be a valuable acquisition with such an assistant as Nancy, and must (thus Fagin argued) be secured without delay.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
However, no matter how he regarded the future, and no matter from what point of view he considered his recent acquisition, he could see nothing but advantage likely to accrue from the bargain.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
But as they have departed from all those other methods already spoken of, so have they departed from this, and with this result, that to them the acquisition of territory is rather a loss than a gain, as presently shall be shown.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
It was like Gerald that he never wasted regrets on his lack of height and never found it an obstacle to his acquisition of anything he wanted.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Of this fickle temper he gave a memorable example in Ireland, when sent thither by his father, Henry the Second, with the purpose of buying golden opinions of the inhabitants of that new and important acquisition to the English crown.
Fanny had not a word to say against its becomingness, and, excepting what remained of her scruples, was exceedingly pleased with an acquisition so very apropos.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
Sir John was delighted; for to a man, whose prevailing anxiety was the dread of being alone, the acquisition of two, to the number of inhabitants in London, was something.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen Context
This follows also on another natural and common necessity, which always causes a new prince to burden those who have submitted to him with his soldiery and with infinite other hardships which he must put upon his new acquisition.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli Context