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procure
used in Selected Tales by Poe

6 uses
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Definition
get by special effort
  • Observing my partiality for domestic pets, she lost no opportunity of procuring those of the most agreeable kind.
    2 — The Black Cat (9% in)
  • I remembered where was deposited a decanter of light wine which had been ordered by her physicians, and hastened across the chamber to procure it.
    1 — Ligeia (72% in)
  • Having procured mortar, sand, and hair, with every possible precaution, I prepared a plaster which could not be distinguished from the old, and with this I very carefully went over the new brickwork.
    2 — The Black Cat (80% in)
  • By courtesy of his creditors, there still remained in his possession a small remnant of his patrimony; and, upon the income arising from this, he managed, by means of a rigorous economy, to procure the necessaries of life, without troubling himself about its superfluities.
    4 — The Murders in the Rue Morgue (10% in)
  • After some delay, occasioned by a fruitless attempt to procure admission in the usual manner, the gateway was broken in with a crowbar, and eight or ten of the neighbors entered accompanied by two gendarmes.
    4 — The Murders in the Rue Morgue (23% in)
  • The police are at fault—they have failed to procure the slightest clew.
    4 — The Murders in the Rue Morgue (84% in)

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