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used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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obtain (come into the possession of something)
  • Overnight, it seemed, Jem had acquired an alien set of values and was trying to impose them on me: several times he went so far as to tell me what to do.
    p. 153.5
acquired = obtained (came into possession of)
  • In addition to Jem's newly developed characteristics, he had acquired a maddening air of wisdom.
    p. 155.4
  • acquired = obtained (came into possession of)
  • We acquired no traumas from watching our father win or lose.
    p. 229.8
  • acquired = picked up
  • The first thing was that Mr. Bob Ewell acquired and lost a job in a matter of days and probably made himself unique in the annals of the nineteen-thirties: he was the only man I ever heard of who was fired from the WPA for laziness.
    p. 332.3
acquired = obtained (came into possession of)
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