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The arts, as well as the arms of the enemy, were gaining the ascendancy there.

They know that yours is a gaining and theirs a losing cause.

At Canfield there was little opportunity for gaining book knowledge.

To love it in an example was the best, perhaps the only way of gaining possession of it.

Say,” he went on, gaining confidence from the sound of his own voice, “it was like this.

They succeeded in gaining a footing on the eastern spur of Reichsackerkopf.

Hurriedly he mounted the next flight of stairs, gaining the third story.

I know you now,” she said, gaining courage; “your name is Jones, is it not?

One might; but he was only gaining time for a plausible answer.

Even a little accomplished in the way of gaining the hearts of men is of great value.

WORD ORIGIN

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."

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