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  • She said the Air Force lacks the funds to procure maintenance equipment it needs.
  • She was charged with making false statements to procure a passport.
  • Kellman concludes that the elaborate federal procurement process "functions as a sort of Maginot line," which looks imposing but operates simply to redirect dishonesty into other areas.
    Phillip K. Howard  --  The Death of Common Sense
  • Now, there are several items you will need to procure for our moonlight jaunts.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl

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  • Why did you stop the Dark Lord procuring the Sorcerer’s Stone?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Every moment of every day had been filled with tasks, from packing and sorting sacks of flour and freeze-dried food, to procuring permits and arranging plane tickets, to hiring porters and mules.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Supplies and uniforms need procuring, guards need bribing.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • This will be your home until you turn eighteen or we procure a permanent sponsor willing to falsify your identification.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • You’ll be our advance scout, and our secret procurer of necessary items."
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • But when I procured a wooden board from the CMS shop to put under her mattress for back support, her opinion of me improved significantly.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • If Levana were to find out you were considering this, it would destroy our chance at procuring a treaty.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Once the wedding is done with I shall send her here to make ready while I shall, with boots carefully procured in advance, make tracks leading from the wall to the bedroom and returning then from the bedroom to the wall.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • The city made no arrangements to help less fortunate citizens procure loans necessary for the actual work.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • "I’m able to procure certain services."
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • And we need to procure new accommodations.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • This very morning, she announces, she has managed to procure what might be the last two crates of peaches in France.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Here it suddenly occurred to her that had she waited only another day (as she had planned) to journey out toward Nowy Dwor to procure the meat, she would not have been on the railroad car, which she now realized may have been ambushed in order to trap certain members of the AK who had been passengers.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Why not wait, Anne, and procure another indentured girl in New York?
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • Dougal, no doubt writhing at the expense, had procured another horse for me.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Professer Sprout recently managed to procure some Mandrakes.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Jem procured some peachtree switches from the back yard, plaited them, and bent them into bones to be covered with dirt.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • According to Napoleon, what the animals must do was to procure firearms and train themselves in the use of them.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • She had now come to Petersburg to procure an appointment in the Guards for her only son.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Signor Pastrini had already set about procuring their disguises for the morrow; and he assured them that they would be perfectly satisfied.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • By chance, however, the first boot which was procured for him was a new one and, therefore, useless for his purpose.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • You’re merely working your head off to procure commissions for your father, like a dutiful daughter, nothing more natural.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • "Come," he said at last, "tell me of London and of the house which you have procured for me."
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I could perhaps mix some sea water with his fresh water, but I had to procure more fresh water to start with.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • A description of him was easily procured and sent to the detectives; and some hopeful spirits, of whom Ralph was one, did not despair of his apprehension.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • No. Had not procured them himself, for instance?
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Cool in that he had his own rockery style, procured from thrift stores and garage sales, not from Urban Outfitters knockoffs.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Lights were then procured; and Messrs.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Chief among these necessary items was alcohol, which I had never procured before, as Mr. Wahdati did not drink—though his reasons had nothing to do with religion, he merely disliked its effects.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Observing my partiality for domestic pets, she lost no opportunity of procuring those of the most agreeable kind.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • Bundles of candles were procured, and straightway there was a general scamper up the hill.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • I then persuaded Muley (for so was the Moor called) to procure some powder and shot, pretending to kill sea curlues, which he innocently and readily agreed to.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • But the heat had meanwhile much increased, and by some miracle fans had been procured for everyone: the jury, my lawyer, the Prosecutor, and some of the journalists, too.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • How do I know that this is not his Eminence who has honored you with the commission to procure my head?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • They allied themselves with demons—the greatest enemies of Shadowhunters—in order to procure weapons that could be smuggled undetected into the Great Hall of the Angel, where the Accords would be signed.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Every small effort at hygiene was magnified by hours of labor spent procuring the simplest elements: water, heat, anything that might pass for disinfectant.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • When Lupin had lived here, you were more likely to come across a specimen of some fascinating new Dark creature he had procured for them to study in class.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Far from that, Diana; his sole idea in proposing to me is to procure a fitting fellow-labourer in his Indian toils.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • It shouldn’t be difficult to procure; Arya cannot go against our counciland you, Eragon.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • I next procured a long thin plank on which my tubs could be fixed, and the two ends of this I bent upwards so as to form a keel.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Nonmortal procurement.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • An interview was forthwith procured, and Nathan was asked by his young master whether he had ever had any reason to complain of his treatment, in any respect.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • So saying he procured the plane; and with his old silk handkerchief first dusting the bench, vigorously set to planing away at my bed, the while grinning like an ape.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • I knew it to be a most respectable, agreeable corps, and my friend Denny tempted me further by his account of their present quarters, and the very great attentions and excellent acquaintances Meryton had procured them.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • And you procured a small annoying boy to replace her.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • The pen was an archaic instrument, seldom used even for signatures, and he had procured one, furtively and with some difficulty, simply because of a feeling that the beautiful creamy paper deserved to be written on with a real nib instead of being scratched with an ink-pencil.
    George Orwell  --  1984
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