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acquire
used in Gone with the Wind

8 uses
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Definition obtain (come into the possession of something)
  • There was no need for him to acquire a good head for whisky, he had been born with one.
    1.3 (23% in)
  • But only from life could Ellen's face have acquired its look of pride that had no haughtiness, its graciousness, its melancholy and its utter lack of humor.
    1.3 (2% in)
  • Gerald had lived in Savannah long enough to acquire a viewpoint of the Coast—that all of the rest of the state was backwoods, with an Indian lurking in every thicket.
    1.3 (32% in)
  • He wanted a wife and he wanted children and, if he did not acquire them soon, it would be too late.
    1.3 (58% in)
  • She was self-possessed and walked with a dignity that surpassed even Mammy's, for Mammy had acquired her dignity and Dilcey's was in her blood.
    1.4 (13% in)
  • Melanie, bonneted and shawled, sedate in newly acquired matronly dignity, hung on his arm and the entire personnel of Tara, black and white, turned out to see Ashley off to the war.
    1.7 (42% in)
  • That he was a shrewd trader brought him Scarlett's respect, for he could ride out in the mornings with a bushel or two of apples, sweet potatoes and other vegetables and return with seeds, lengths of cloth, flour and other necessities which she knew she could never have acquired, good trader though she was.
    3.30 (79% in)
  • I like babies and I like little children, till they begin to grow up and acquire adult habits of thought and adult abilities to lie and cheat and be dirty.
    4.38 (87% in)

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