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procure
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

43 uses
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Definition
get by special effort
  • Signor Pastrini had already set about procuring their disguises for the morrow; and he assured them that they would be perfectly satisfied.
    Chapters 35-36 (70% in)
  • Rely on me to procure you the other; I will do my best.
    Chapters 1-2 (47% in)
  • But address yourself to the keeper of the seals; he has the right of entry at the Tuileries, and can procure you audience at any hour of the day or night.
    Chapters 9-10 (11% in)
  • , "take it, such as it is, for I have not the time to procure you another.
    Chapters 11-12 (45% in)
  • This proof of his guilt may be procured by his immediate arrest, as the letter will be found either about his person, at his father's residence, or in his cabin on board the Pharaon.'
    Chapters 17-18 (22% in)
  • The reputation of being out of his mind, though harmlessly and even amusingly so, had procured for the abbe unusual privileges.
    Chapters 17-18 (35% in)
  • It appears, sir, that this Edmond Dantes had procured tools, or made them, for they found a tunnel through which the prisoners held communication with one another.
    Chapters 27-28 (84% in)
  • Yes, I shall pay, if, as I hope, my vessel arrives safely; for its arrival will again procure me the credit which the numerous accidents, of which I have been the victim, have deprived me; but if the Pharaon should be lost, and this last resource be gone"—the poor man's eyes filled with tears.
    Chapters 29-30 (17% in)
  • "Sir," replied the host, "we will do all in our power to procure you one—this is all I can say."
    Chapters 31-32 (97% in)
  • I am afraid if we offer them double that we shall not procure a carriage.
    Chapters 31-32 (98% in)
  • "Did you come to tell us you have procured a carriage?" asked Albert, lighting his cigar.
    Chapters 33-34 (5% in)
  • —'I have killed your chief, Cucumetto, whose dress I now wear; and I set fire to the villa San-Felice to procure a wedding-dress for my betrothed.'
    Chapters 33-34 (48% in)
  • His dress will procure him the means of approaching the scaffold itself, and he will deliver the official order to the officer, who, in his turn, will hand it to the executioner; in the meantime, it will be as well to acquaint Peppino with what we have determined on, if it be only to prevent his dying of fear or losing his senses, because in either case a very useless expense will have been incurred.
    Chapters 33-34 (62% in)
  • Another motive had influenced Albert's selection of his seat,—who knew but that, thus advantageously placed, he might not in truth attract the notice of some fair Roman, and an introduction might ensue that would procure him the offer of a seat in a carriage, or a place in a princely balcony, from which he might behold the gayeties of the Carnival?
    Chapters 33-34 (70% in)
  • Why, you know it is quite impossible to procure a carriage.
    Chapters 33-34 (88% in)
  • Neither can we procure horses?
    Chapters 33-34 (89% in)
  • Upon my return home I sent for him, and I then explained to him what I wished to procure.
    Chapters 33-34 (90% in)
  • Yes, your excellency; but if your reason for inquiry is that you may procure a window to view it from, you are much too late.
    Chapters 33-34 (94% in)
  • "Monsieur Bertuccio," said the count, "you have procured me windows looking on the Piazza del Popolo, as I ordered you yesterday."
    Chapters 35-36 (4% in)
  • We have no masks, and it is absolutely necessary to procure them.
    Chapters 35-36 (19% in)
  • Franz questioned Albert as to his intentions; but Albert had great projects to put into execution before going to the theatre; and instead of making any answer, he inquired if Signor Pastrini could procure him a tailor.
    Chapters 35-36 (60% in)
  • The next morning, at nine o'clock, he entered Franz's room, followed by a tailor, who had eight or ten Roman peasant costumes on his arm; they selected two exactly alike, and charged the tailor to sew on each of their hats about twenty yards of ribbon, and to procure them two of the long silk sashes of different colors with which the lower orders decorate themselves on fete-days.
    Chapters 35-36 (71% in)
  • "A man whose name is Franz d'Epinay or Albert de Morcerf has not much difficulty in procuring them."
    Chapters 39-40 (46% in)
  • You procure your mistresses from the opera, the Vaudeville, or the Varietes; I purchased mine at Constantinople; it cost me more, but I have nothing to fear.
    Chapters 39-40 (96% in)
  • His zeal had procured him advancement, and he was said to be one of the first who had informed the government of the departure from the Island of Elba.
    Chapters 43-44 (29% in)
  • " 'A person, whose confessor I am,' replied he, 'and who entertains a high regard for me, applied to me a short time since to procure him a confidential servant.
    Chapters 45-46 (29% in)
  • As he passed them he said—"They are extremely handsome certainly, and you have done well to purchase them, although you were somewhat remiss not to have procured them sooner."
    Chapters 45-46 (69% in)
  • I cannot return you many thanks for the drive of yesterday; but, after all, I ought not to blame you for the misconduct of your horses, more especially as it procured me the pleasure of an introduction to the Count of Monte Cristo,—and certainly that illustrious personage, apart from the millions he is said to be so very anxious to dispose of, seemed to me one of those curiously interesting problems I, for one, delight in solving at any risk, even if it were to necessitate another...
    Chapters 47-48 (50% in)
  • Really? and what has procured me so fluttering a distinction?
    Chapters 53-54 (45% in)
  • Now, Valentine, I firmly believe that he knew of my wish to possess this horse, and that he lost expressly to give me the means of procuring him.
    Chapters 57-58 (54% in)
  • Now, to see things which I cannot understand, to procure impossibilities, these are the study of my life.
    Chapters 63-64 (8% in)
  • This fish, which seems so exquisite to you, is very likely no better than perch or salmon; but it seemed impossible to procure it, and here it is.
    Chapters 63-64 (13% in)
  • And his immense riches, whence does he procure them?
    Chapters 69-70 (20% in)
  • Meanwhile Ali had procured the arms the count required—namely, a short carbine and a pair of double-barrelled pistols, with which as sure an aim might be taken as with a single-barrelled one.
    Chapters 81-82 (66% in)
  • Yes, sir; he sent for me to his house, gave me money for my journey, procured a horse, and made me promise not to stop till I had reached you, I have come in fifteen hours.
    Chapters 85-86 (34% in)
  • Must I use any password to procure a horse?
    Chapters 85-86 (39% in)
  • May I know the cause which procures me the pleasure of seeing M. de Morcerf so early?
    Chapters 91-92 (77% in)
  • Without that precaution Valentine would have died before assistance could have been procured.
    Chapters 93-94 (96% in)
  • No, I grieve not on my own account, I shall always find a resource; my books, my pencils, my piano, all the things which cost but little, and which I shall be able to procure, will remain my own.
    Chapters 95-96 (32% in)
  • "You are completely mistaken, sir," said Monte Cristo coldly, who felt the perfidious manoeuvre of the young man, and understood the bearing of his words; "you only acquired my protection after the influence and fortune of your father had been ascertained; for, after all, who procured for me, who had never seen either you or your illustrious father, the pleasure of your acquaintance?
    Chapters 95-96 (59% in)
  • "When I went to ask M. de Monte Cristo for letters to the directors of the theatres at Rome and Naples, I expressed my fears of travelling as a woman; he perfectly understood them, and undertook to procure for me a man's passport, and two days after I received this, to which I have added with my own hand, 'travelling with his sister.'
    Chapters 97-98 (10% in)
  • Before daybreak he would awake, leave the inn after rigorously paying his bill, and reaching the forest, he would, under pretence of making studies in painting, test the hospitality of some peasants, procure himself the dress of a woodcutter and a hatchet, casting off the lion's skin to assume that of the woodman; then, with his hands covered with dirt, his hair darkened by means of a leaden comb, his complexion embrowned with a preparation for which one of his old comrades had given...
    Chapters 97-98 (60% in)
  • He still felt the same self-satisfaction which he had experienced the previous evening, and which had procured him so good a night's rest.
    Chapters 113-114 (74% in)

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