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procure
used in Frankenstein

18 uses
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Definition
get by special effort
  • She procured plain work; she plaited straw and by various means contrived to earn a pittance scarcely sufficient to support life.
    Chapter 1 (26% in)
  • Beaufort had saved but a very small sum of money from the wreck of his fortunes, but it was sufficient to provide him with sustenance for some months, and in the meantime he hoped to procure some respectable employment in a merchant's house.
    Chapter 1 (20% in)
  • When I returned home my first care was to procure the whole works of this author, and afterwards of Paracelsus and Albertus Magnus.
    Chapter 2 (55% in)
  • So saying, he stepped aside and wrote down a list of several books treating of natural philosophy which he desired me to procure, and dismissed me after mentioning that in the beginning of the following week he intended to commence a course of lectures upon natural philosophy in its general relations, and that M. Waldman, a fellow professor, would lecture upon chemistry the alternate days that he omitted.
    Chapter 3 (52% in)
  • I requested his advice concerning the books I ought to procure.
    Chapter 3 (93% in)
  • He then took me into his laboratory and explained to me the uses of his various machines, instructing me as to what I ought to procure and promising me the use of his own when I should have advanced far enough in the science not to derange their mechanism.
    Chapter 3 (98% in)
  • A mind of moderate capacity which closely pursues one study must infallibly arrive at great proficiency in that study; and I, who continually sought the attainment of one object of pursuit and was solely wrapped up in this, improved so rapidly that at the end of two years I made some discoveries in the improvement of some chemical instruments, which procured me great esteem and admiration at the university.
    Chapter 4 (15% in)
  • I ate my breakfast with pleasure and was about to remove a plank to procure myself a little water when I heard a step, and looking through a small chink, I beheld a young creature, with a pail on her head, passing before my hovel.
    Chapter 11 (68% in)
  • Their nourishment consisted entirely of the vegetables of their garden and the milk of one cow, which gave very little during the winter, when its masters could scarcely procure food to support it.
    Chapter 12 (20% in)
  • Their food, as I afterwards found, was coarse, but it was wholesome; and they procured a sufficiency of it.
    Chapter 12 (74% in)
  • I have copies of these letters, for I found means, during my residence in the hovel, to procure the implements of writing; and the letters were often in the hands of Felix or Agatha.
    Chapter 14 (32% in)
  • Felix had procured passports in the name of his father, sister, and himself.
    Chapter 14 (46% in)
  • "'Enter,' said De Lacey, 'and I will try in what manner I can to relieve your wants; but, unfortunately, my children are from home, and as I am blind, I am afraid I shall find it difficult to procure food for you.'
    Chapter 15 (74% in)
  • Vegetables and bread, when they indulged in such luxuries, and even fresh water, was to be procured from the mainland, which was about five miles distant.
    Chapter 19 (81% in)
  • As I was in a state of extreme debility, I resolved to sail directly towards the town, as a place where I could most easily procure nourishment.
    Chapter 20 (85% in)
  • There were no horses to be procured, and I must return by the lake; but the wind was unfavourable, and the rain fell in torrents.
    Chapter 23 (44% in)
  • The rivers were covered with ice, and no fish could be procured; and thus I was cut off from my chief article of maintenance.
    Chapter 24 (19% in)
  • Some weeks before this period I had procured a sledge and dogs and thus traversed the snows with inconceivable speed.
    Chapter 24 (21% in)

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