1 I ardently desired the acquisition of knowledge.
2 To such a professional body Roger Chillingworth was a brilliant acquisition.
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.
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.
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.
6 ; and he walks off, with his acquisition, in another direction.
7 Such an unexpected acquisition both of dead souls and of runaway serfs had come as a windfall.
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.
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.
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.
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11 Then, I fear, we will become like the Yankees, at whose money-making activities, acquisitiveness and commercialism we now sneer.
12 She was not sure what acquisitiveness meant but as he praised it she felt slightly mollified.
13 His sociability was stronger than his acquisitive instinct.
14 earnestly, with sharp, acquisitive eyes.
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