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acquire
used in Main Street

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Definition
obtain (come into the possession of something)
  • But her real acquiring of merit was in calling upon that Mrs. Bogart whose gossipy good opinion was so valuable to a doctor.
    Chapter 15 (38% in)
  • Most places that have lost the smell of earth but not yet acquired the smell of patchouli—or of factory-smoke—are just as suspicious and righteous.
    Chapter 13 (22% in)
  • But Juanita also acquired merit.
    Chapter 20 (85% in)
  • Though a Gopher Prairie regards itself as a part of the Great World, compares itself to Rome and Vienna, it will not acquire the scientific spirit, the international mind, which would make it great.
    Chapter 22 (48% in)
  • She was, perhaps, rather proud of herself for having acquired so much tolerance.
    Chapter 38 (97% in)

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