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Great Expectations
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  • Whatever I acquired, I tried to impart to Joe.
  • I never knew Joe to remember anything from one Sunday to another, or to acquire, under my tuition, any piece of information whatever.
  • It was a nice little dinner,—seemed to me then a very Lord Mayor’s Feast,—and it acquired additional relish from being eaten under those independent circumstances, with no old people by, and with London all around us.
  • At about the same time, the eyes on the wall acquired a new expression, and in every one of those staring rounds I saw written, DON’T GO HOME.
  • No. In some of her looks and gestures there was that tinge of resemblance to Miss Havisham which may often be noticed to have been acquired by children, from grown person with whom they have been much associated and secluded, and which, when childhood is passed, will produce a remarkable occasional likeness of expression between faces that are otherwise quite different.

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

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