ACQUISITION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ACQUISITION
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acquisition
 n.  act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
Classic Sentence:
1  I ardently desired the acquisition of knowledge.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
2  To such a professional body Roger Chillingworth was a brilliant acquisition.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
3  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
4  He advised my attending certain places in London, for the acquisition of such mere rudiments as I wanted, and my investing him with the functions of explainer and director of all my studies.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIV
5  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
6  ; and he walks off, with his acquisition, in another direction.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
7  Such an unexpected acquisition both of dead souls and of runaway serfs had come as a windfall.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI
8  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
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
9  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
10  And as to any fresh acquisition, he intended to become master of Tuscany, for he already possessed Perugia and Piombino, and Pisa was under his protection.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII — CONCERNING NEW PRINCIPALITIES WHICH ARE ACQ...
11  Then, I fear, we will become like the Yankees, at whose money-making activities, acquisitiveness and commercialism we now sneer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
12  She was not sure what acquisitiveness meant but as he praised it she felt slightly mollified.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
13  His sociability was stronger than his acquisitive instinct.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
14  earnestly, with sharp, acquisitive eyes.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Seven Lawyer - Manufacturer - Painter
Example Sentence:
1  The children progressed in the acquisition of basic skills.
2  We expect a successful acquisition to provide a basis for the global expansion of our services in a full-fledged manner.
3  The company said the debt was accumulated during its acquisition of nine individual businesses.
4  Language acquisition begins in the first months of a baby's life.
5  It is therefore increasingly important for their teachers to have a knowledge of theories of language acquisition.
6  It has received an unsolicited, 15 dollar a share acquisition proposal from partners.
7  It also provides more time to prove a payoff from the 38-year-old Ms. Mayer's acquisition spree.
8  We rejected the acquisitiveness of our parents' generation.