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The Idiot
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  • He was a widower, and had no relations left, excepting the prince’s aunt, a poor woman living on charity, who was herself at the point of death from dropsy; but who had time, before she died, to set Salaskin to work to find her nephew, and to make her will bequeathing her newly-acquired fortune to him.
  • By doing this they have been able to persuade themselves, without further trouble, that they have acquired new convictions of their own.
  • This gentleman belonged to a German family of decidedly bourgeois origin, but he had a knack of acquiring the patronage of "big-wigs," and of retaining their favour.

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

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