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Definitionobtain (come into the possession of something)
- I perceive that people in these regions acquire over people in towns the value that a spider in a dungeon does over a spider in a cottage, to their various occupants; and yet the deepened attraction is not entirely owing to the situation of the looker-on.Chapter 7 (90% in)
- Then personal appearance sympathised with mental deterioration: he acquired a slouching gait and ignoble look; his naturally reserved disposition was exaggerated into an almost idiotic excess of unsociable moroseness; and he took a grim pleasure, apparently, in exciting the aversion rather than the esteem of his few acquaintance.Chapter 8 (51% in)
- A propensity to be saucy was one; and a perverse will, that indulged children invariably acquire, whether they be good tempered or cross.Chapter 18 (6% in)
There are no more uses of "acquire" in Wuthering Heights.
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