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Definition acquire by one's efforts

Garner is used with various connotations. It may imply gathering information, something physical, or reputation. Historically, it was often used to reference placing grain into storage or the storehouse for the grain.
  • She wants to garner more support in the community before bringing the proposal before the city council.
  • They have always a crotchet going, till the old man with the scythe reaps and garners them away for troublesome old boys as they are.
    Hughes, Thomas  --  Tom Brown's Schooldays
  • Me fawther has three Scotch garners with nine helpers.
    Thackeray, William Makepeace  --  Vanity Fair
  • Bariel had closed her eyes and crossed her fingers, perhaps hoping that image would garner her some sympathy.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • I STEPPED off the bus in Bluefield to a sea of familiar faces accompanied by applause and cheers, brandishing the surprise medal I had garnered.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • He was traveling toward Garner and McCullers, according to bright white-on-green road signs.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • The history of shamans and the occult garnered our intense intellectual scrutiny.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • Our garner was truly filled with all manner of store.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • I longed to get away from the theater altogether and stood listlessly, garnering information at last that was useless and infinitely dull.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • The facts you have garnered with such infinite trouble invariably fail you at a pinch.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Her outfits garnered more of my attention, maybe because they at least were always changing.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • If he does speak, just talks his fool head right off, then he's like James Garner and those revisionist films of the sixties and seventies.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • He needed to win or place as high as possible in order to garner enough points to move up to the major league tour by March.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Strangers could garner some glimpse of the plebe system's violent nature by sitting in the Armory and listening to the Corps's voice.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • A collective gasp came from the room, but before he could garner too much sympathy, two guards came and walked him to Celeste.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • " "James Garner," I said, sitting forward and waiting for the rest of her story.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • What it really told black men was that we had better buckle down and garner the superior problem-solving abilities of white men to get this thing settled.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Surely if such a mechanism were more widespread, injuries in childbirth would garner more attention.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Her movies ranged from The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) to Airport (1970), both of which garnered her Academy Awards.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Me fawther has three Scotch garners with nine helpers.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair

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