OBTAIN's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of obtain
Definition:
v. get hold of; gain possession of; acquire, in any way
Example:
Congress exceeded its constitutional authority by requiring that all Americans obtain health insurance or pay a tax penalty.
Obama directed that from now on, the government must obtain a court order for each phone number it wants to query in its database of records.
Sentence in Classic:
After his flight he did not dare to approach the hut again for some time, but at last he forced himself to do so in order to obtain the information which he needed.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
His mental powers here below were not strong enough to reach the treasures lying beyond this life, and which his destiny ordained he should obtain.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
From now onwards Animal Farm would engage in trade with the neighbouring farms: not, of course, for any commercial purpose, but simply in order to obtain certain materials which were urgently necessary.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
Moreover, in the event of divorce, or even of an attempt to obtain a divorce, it was obvious that the wife broke off all relations with the husband and threw in her lot with the lover.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The young adjutant, an acquaintance of Vronsky, through whom she obtained her information, and who hoped through Countess Lidia Ivanovna to obtain a concession, told her that they had finished their business and were going away next day.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Besides this business, Stepan Arkadyevitch had promised his sister Anna to obtain from Karenin a definite answer on the question of divorce.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Prince Vasili wished to obtain this post for his son, but others were trying through the Dowager Empress Marya Fedorovna to secure it for the baron.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
And the consciousness that the insult was not yet avenged, that his rancor was still unspent, weighed on his heart and poisoned the artificial tranquillity which he managed to obtain in Turkey by means of restless, plodding, and rather vainglorious and ambitious activity.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She provoked the jealousy of the elderly magnate and told him what she had told her other suitor; that is, she put the matter so that the only way for him to obtain a right over her was to marry her.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
With regard to supplies for the army, Napoleon decreed that all the troops in turn should enter Moscow a la maraude * to obtain provisions for themselves, so that the army might have its future provided for.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
If the purpose of marriage is the family, the person who wishes to have many wives or husbands may perhaps obtain much pleasure, but in that case will not have a family.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context