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Through his aunt he could gain her entrance where he pleased.
Let me know any intelligence you may gain of the enemy's strength or movements.
This was the first time I ever attempted to escape and gain my freedom.
But by this time Vavasor had resolved to make an attempt to gain his aunt, and so Hester.
To gain a diversion, he reverted to his familiar bullying tactics.
It is so difficult to keep ‘heights that the soul is competent to gain.’
In any case, he saw that there was nothing he could hope to gain by violence or bluster.
There was nothing they could gain by staying, he knew, now that Baumberger was out of it.
It would recompense me for much disappointment if I could hope to gain your confidence.'
He foresaw that he should gain credit by producing such a man.
late 15c., from Middle French gain, from Old French gaaigne "gain, profit, advantage; booty; arable land" (12c.), from gaaignier "to gain" (see gain (v.)). The original French sense enfolded the notions of "profit from agriculture" and "booty, prey." Implied earlier in Middle English gaignage (late 14c.) "profit from agriculture."
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GAIN
- add to
- bring together
- clean up
- draw together
- heap together
- load up
- make a bundle
- make a killing
- pile up
- rack up
- roll up
- round up
- scare up
- stack up
- store up