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acquire
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Oliver Twist
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  • In commercial phrase, coffins were looking up; and, in the course of a few weeks, Oliver acquired a great deal of experience.
  • As Oliver accompanied his master in most of his adult expeditions too, in order that he might acquire that equanimity of demeanour and full command of nerve which was essential to a finished undertaker, he had many opportunities of observing the beautiful resignation and fortitude with which some strong-minded people bear their trials and losses.
  • What new power can I acquire?’
  • The countenance of the first-named gentleman, peculiarly intelligent at all times, acquired great additional interest from his close observance of the game, and his attentive perusal of Mr. Chitling’s hand; upon which, from time to time, as occasion served, he bestowed a variety of earnest glances: wisely regulating his own play by the result of his observations upon his neighbour’s cards.

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

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