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acquire
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
obtain (come into the possession of something)
  • In commercial phrase, coffins were looking up; and, in the course of a few weeks, Oliver acquired a great deal of experience.
    Chapter 6 — Oliver, Being Goaded by the Taunts of Noah, Rouses into Action.... (3% in)
  • As Oliver accompanied his master in most of his adult expeditions too, in order that he might acquire that equanimity of demeanour and full command of nerve which was essential to a finished undertaker, he had many opportunities of observing the beautiful resignation and fortitude with which some strong-minded people bear their trials and losses.
    Chapter 6 — Oliver, Being Goaded by the Taunts of Noah, Rouses into Action.... (8% in)
  • The countenance of the first-named gentleman, peculiarly intelligent at all times, acquired great additional interest from his close observance of the game, and his attentive perusal of Mr. Chitling's hand; upon which, from time to time, as occasion served, he bestowed a variety of earnest glances: wisely regulating his own play by the result of his observations upon his neighbour's cards.
    Chapter 25 — Wherein this History Reverts to Mr. Fagin and Company (6% in)
  • What new power can I acquire?'
    Chapter 44 — The Time Arrives for Nancy to Redeem Her Pledge to Rose.... (94% in)

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