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He has obtained from his son a solemn promise never to speak to me of marriage.

There obtained just sufficient water for ourselves and the horses.

The main question is as to the source from which an increase of life is to be obtained.

From this piece are obtained the most desirable chops and roasts.

The cathode is preferably formed of the same metal which is to be obtained.

What concern was it of mine how my photographs had been obtained?

Have you any idea of how old I was, and what I knew, before I obtained one?

A guess may be hazarded that he obtained them through his old friend Telemann at Hamburg.

It was only later on that Winnie obtained from him a misty and confused confession.

Afterwards he obtained a post in the laboratory of a manufactory of dyes.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French obtenir "acquire, obtain" (14c.), from Latin obtinere "hold, hold fast, take hold of, get possession of, acquire," from ob "to" (though perhaps intensive in this case; see ob-) + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Related: Obtained; obtaining.

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