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But the perception of "how to do it" is precisely what most of us have been acquiring.

The expectation of acquiring a competent fortune did not last long.

Gauss also devoted much of his time to acquiring the ancient and modern languages.

About every other method of acquiring the Christian experiences there is a "perhaps."

As a preliminary to acquiring it is he to be shut out from the society of his fellows?

Should an importer miss this opportunity of acquiring most desirable cotton?

It is only the mode of acquiring knowledge that is historical.

That old man and his girl sure are acquiring all kinds of misery.

This way of acquiring money is so entirely obsolete that it needs explanation.

We are not all the lucky possessors of such a capacity for acquiring knowledge.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., acqueren, from Old French aquerre "acquire, gain, earn, procure," from Vulgar Latin *acquaerere, from Latin acquirere "to seek in addition to" (see acquisition). Reborrowed in current form from Latin c.1600. Related: Acquired; acquiring.

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