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 Meanings and Examples of OBTAIN
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obtain
 v.  get hold of; gain possession of; acquire, in any way
Classic Sentence: (205 in 14 pages)
1  He had presented himself at Jacquin Labarre's to obtain lodgings, but the latter had not been willing to take him in.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—PRUDENCE COUNSELLED TO WISDOM.
2  They managed to obtain the address: Monsieur, Monsieur Thenardier, inn-keeper at Montfermeil.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VIII—MADAME VICTURNIEN EXPENDS THIRTY FRANCS ON M...
3  Fantine tried to obtain a situation as a servant in the neighborhood; she went from house to house.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IX—MADAME VICTURNIEN'S SUCCESS
4  After all it was a ruse of the Thenardiers to obtain money.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—RESULT OF THE SUCCESS
5  At the same time, he reckoned himself as too weak, when he judged it necessary to obtain reinforcement.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—WHICH EXPLAINS HOW JAVERT GOT ON THE SCENT
6  Their very mothers did not obtain permission to embrace them.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—AUSTERITIES
7  In Switzerland, this heir to the richest princely domains in France had sold an old horse in order to obtain bread.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—LOUIS PHILIPPE
8  They plundered the timber-yard in the Rue Transnonain in order to obtain material for barricades.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV—THE EBULLITIONS OF FORMER DAYS
9  It was impossible for him to leave all these arrears of suffering behind him, and he wished, before entering joyously into the future, to obtain a quittance from the past.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VIII—TWO MEN IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND
10  Our best-born and richest gentlemen sometimes solicit it without being able to obtain it.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 3 THE AUDIENCE
11  D'Artagnan and Cahusac sprang forward at the same instant, the one to recover, the other to obtain, the sword; but d'Artagnan, being the more active, reached it first and placed his foot upon it.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 5 THE KING'S MUSKETEERS AND THE CARDINAL'S GUARDS
12  "At least you should tell me what I should have to do in London," replied Bonacieux, who remembered a little too late that Rochefort had desired him to endeavor to obtain his wife's secrets.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 17 BONACIEUX AT HOME
13  Bonacieux, he could obtain no intelligence of her.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 29 HUNTING FOR THE EQUIPMENTS
14  The perfidious deceiver was, as may plainly be perceived, already sacrificing, in intention, the poor girl in order to obtain Milady, willy-nilly.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 33 SOUBRETTE AND MISTRESS
15  If you repent of the manner in which you have acted toward me, the young girl who brings you this will tell you how a man of spirit may obtain his pardon.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 33 SOUBRETTE AND MISTRESS
Example Sentence: (52 in 4 pages)
16  Thus, any serious, nonproliferation policy aims to make it as difficult as possible to obtain plutonium.
17  The scarecrow sought to attain one goal: he wished to obtain a brain.
18  The FCC plans to obtain spectrum from a number of sources, including the Wireless Communications Service Band and the Advanced Wireless Services Band.
19  In the tropics, the natives find sustenance easy to obtain, due to all the fruit trees.
20  Foreigners wishing to marry a Mexican citizen must obtain authorization from the National Institute for Migration
21  The copyright owner can sue them under the current rules and potentially obtain statutory damages of up to 150000 dollars per work -- just as they can now.
22  Congress exceeded its constitutional authority by requiring that all Americans obtain health insurance or pay a tax penalty.
23  Now that data is required from around the world, the IEA must obtain them from a wide variety of sources.
24  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.
25  He that returns good for evil obtains the victory.
26  Complaints are the greatest offerings that God obtains from human beings, as well as the most faithful prayers human beings might utter to God.
27  It is wise to apply early to be certain of obtaining a place.
28  Illegal immigrants can regularize their position by obtaining the necessary residence permit.
29  The act of obtaining unsubsidized employment for or by a participant.
30  Their marketing strategy for the product involves obtaining as much free publicity as possible.