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- Overnight, it seemed, Jem had acquired an alien set of values and was trying to impose them on me: several times he went so far as to tell me what to do.p. 153.5
acquired = obtained (came into possession of)
- In addition to Jem's newly developed characteristics, he had acquired a maddening air of wisdom.p. 155.4
- We acquired no traumas from watching our father win or lose.p. 229.8
- The first thing was that Mr. Bob Ewell acquired and lost a job in a matter of days and probably made himself unique in the annals of the nineteen-thirties: he was the only man I ever heard of who was fired from the WPA for laziness.p. 332.3
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