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  • And yet Mary had acquired two Bibles in this way—it was the patient work of two years—and a boy of German parentage had won four or five.
  • The other pirates envied him this majestic vice, and secretly resolved to acquire it shortly.
  • Mr. Walters was very earnest of mien, and very sincere and honest at heart; and he held sacred things and places in such reverence, and so separated them from worldly matters, that unconsciously to himself his Sunday-school voice had acquired a peculiar intonation which was wholly absent on week-days.
  • This new interest was a valued novelty in whistling, which he had just acquired from a negro, and he was suffering to practise it undisturbed.

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

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