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  • He had also changed my apartment; for he perceived that I had acquired a dislike for the room which had previously been my laboratory.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • These thoughts exhilarated me and led me to apply with fresh ardour to the acquiring the art of language.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • Children acquire language at an amazing rate.
  • They are working to acquire nuclear weapons.

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