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acquire
used in Frankenstein

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Definition
obtain (come into the possession of something)
  • He had also changed my apartment; for he perceived that I had acquired a dislike for the room which had previously been my laboratory.
    Chapter 6 (56% in)
  • One man's life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought, for the dominion I should acquire and transmit over the elemental foes of our race.
    Introductory Letters (80% in)
  • They have acquired new and almost unlimited powers; they can command the thunders of heaven, mimic the earthquake, and even mock the invisible world with its own shadows.
    Chapter 3 (76% in)
  • These thoughts exhilarated me and led me to apply with fresh ardour to the acquiring the art of language.
    Chapter 12 (92% in)
  • Fortunately the books were written in the language, the elements of which I had acquired at the cottage; they consisted of Paradise Lost, a volume of Plutarch's Lives, and the Sorrows of Werter.
    Chapter 15 (6% in)
  • He had come forth from the hands of God a perfect creature, happy and prosperous, guarded by the especial care of his Creator; he was allowed to converse with and acquire knowledge from beings of a superior nature, but I was wretched, helpless, and alone.
    Chapter 15 (30% in)

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