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used in Candide

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obtain (come into the possession of something)
  • In all our Italy we write only what we do not think; those who inhabit the country of the Caesars and the Antoninuses dare not acquire a single idea without the permission of a Dominican friar.
    Chapter 25 (69% in)
  • " 'I was born at Naples,' said he, 'there they geld two or three thousand children every year; some die of the operation, others acquire a voice more beautiful than that of women, and others are raised to offices of state.
    Chapter 12 (10% in)

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