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acquire
used in Persuasion

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Definition
obtain (come into the possession of something)
  • Lady Dalrymple had acquired the name of "a charming woman," because she had a smile and a civil answer for everybody.
    Chapter 16 (72% in)
  • Mary had acquired a little artificial importance, by becoming Mrs Charles Musgrove; but Anne, with an elegance of mind and sweetness of character, which must have placed her high with any people of real understanding, was nobody with either father or sister; her word had no weight, her convenience was always to give way—she was only Anne.
    Chapter 1 (35% in)
  • By the report which he hastened over to Kellynch to make, Admiral Croft was a native of Somersetshire, who having acquired a very handsome fortune, was wishing to settle in his own country, and had come down to Taunton in order to look at some advertised places in that immediate neighbourhood, which, however, had not suited him; that accidentally hearing—(it was just as he had foretold, Mr Shepherd observed, Sir Walter's concerns could not be kept a secret,)—accidentally hearing of the...
    Chapter 3 (55% in)
  • I could not derive benefit from the late knowledge I had acquired of your character.
    Chapter 23 (85% in)

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