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amass

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Definition get or gather together
  • They've had centuries to amass fortunes, acquire property, build armies ....
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • This man who amassed a fortune only to squander it away.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • It was strength amassed through giving.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • As a marauding band amasses dead bodies, it gathers strength.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • By the time dinner was ready, Denna had amassed a small mountain of firewood.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • And the same for the building of great palaces, or the writing of symphonies, the amassing of wealth.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • I was beyond fury at this little creature, who had spoiled my chances at amassing a fortune of pink clay.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • But I can't stop myself from amassing more and more material.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Still, MIT had amassed 48 points, putting them in first place.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • On the inside, he seethed with self-contempt for allowing Jeod to amass enough information to reach that conclusion.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • When a demon has amassed enough life force—souls, typically—to evolve into a higher order of being, that sublime moment of change is called koukerros.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • "It's an evil—the amassing of huge fortunes without labor, just the same thing as with the spirit monopolies, it's only the form that's changed.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • They would be fully aware of the life they had spent on earth and of all the experience they had amassed here.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Lilly: I wonder how much of that fortune was amassed by taking advantage of the sweat of the common laborer.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • Who would have dreamed, though, that the easily willed minutiae of their daily actions could amass so — solidifying, mountainous, beyond their control?
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • The former amasses the capital which the latter invests, and the stranger as well as the native is unacquainted with want.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The immense plunder which this villain had amassed, was buried with him in the sea, and out of the whole only one sheep was saved.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • Nightfall came, and forced the hunters to quit-that, and lack of space, for they had amassed as many bottles as the car could contain.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Seven years, then, my sojourn lasted there, and I amassed a fortune, going about among the openhanded Egyptians.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • For many years he had had voluptuous dreams of marriage, but he had gone on waiting and amassing money.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment

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