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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACQUISITION

But to the acquisition of Florida too much importance can not be attached.

Love may have been a still stronger motive for its acquisition.

The very name of Peter Pindar is an acquisition to your work.

I wish the one you espouse at present, much joy of the acquisition it has made.'

And what similar use or power of acquisition has justice in time of peace?

Because a freeman ought not to be a slave in the acquisition of knowledge of any kind.

And is any mode of acquisition, even if unjust and dishonest, equally to be deemed virtue?

He'd be an acquisition to the King's navy—a man that can do the things he did this morning.

The acquisition of every shipyard in the country was also contemplated as a contingency.

And why should not I make the acquisition in the very spirit of a new settler?

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "act of obtaining," from Old French acquisicion (13c.) or directly from Latin acquisitionem (nominative acquisitio), noun of action from past participle stem of acquirere "get in addition, accumulate," from ad- "extra" (see ad-) + quaerere "to seek to obtain" (see query (v.)). Meaning "thing obtained" is from late 15c. The vowel change of -ae- to -i- in Latin is due to a Latin phonetic rule involving unaccented syllables in compounds.

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