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procure
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
get by special effort
  • But there are two expensive forms of education, either of which a parent may procure for his son by sending him as solitary pupil to a clergyman: one is the enjoyment of the reverend gentleman's undivided neglect; the other is the endurance of the reverend gentleman's undivided attention.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (19% in)
  • ...the few hundreds Mr. Timpson advanced toward his daughter's fortune did not suffice for the purchase of handsome furniture, together with a stock of wine, a grand piano, and the laying out of a superior flower-garden, it followed in the most rigorous manner, either that these things must be procured by some other means, or else that the Rev. Mr. Stelling must go without them, which last alternative would be an absurd procrastination of the fruits of success, where success was certain.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (13% in)
  • And thus every direction in which Dr. Kenn had turned, in the hope of procuring some kind recognition and some employment for Maggie, proved a disappointment to him.
    7.4 -- Book 7 Chapter 4 -- Maggie and Lucy (27% in)

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