Usage examples for acquire

  1. Hester came in briskly, with the little stock of enforced cheerfulness she had stopped at the door to acquire.  Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  2. " We have even thought you might like to acquire the journal on which you are now employed," said Gideon.  The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. " He was asking after a churchyard," said I, suddenly remembering Quick's questions to me and his evident eagerness to acquire knowledge.  Ravensdene Court by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  4. He was trying, Olva saw, with an effort that in its intensity was pathetic to prove himself worthy of the chance that had been offered him, as though it were the one sole opportunity that he would ever be given, but to appear to the world something that he was not was an art that Bunning and his kind could never acquire- that is their tragedy.  The Prelude to Adventure by Hugh Walpole