He has acquired merit, though the healed employed his strength for evil.
And for my merit that I had acquired I gain yet another sign.
Those who knew him will recognize in my third act the allusion to the patent Shorthand in which he used to write postcards, and which may be acquired
from a four and six-penny manual published by the Clarendon Press.
Pierre during the last two years, as a result of his continual absorption in abstract interests and his sincere contempt for all else, had acquired
in his wife's circle, which did not interest him, that air of unconcern, indifference, and benevolence toward all, which cannot be acquired
artificially and therefore inspires involuntary respect.
A GIFTED and Honourable Editor, who by practice of his profession had acquired
wealth and distinction, applied to an Old Friend for the hand of his daughter in marriage.
The professor declares that these thaumaturgists have acquired
such skill in the art which he learned at their feet that they perform their miracles by simply throwing the
SOCRATES: And this knowledge which he now has must he not either have acquired
or always possessed?
The money which Nicholas acquired
in right of his wife he invested in the firm of Cheeryble Brothers, in which Frank had become a partner.
The clayey and sandy soils had acquired
extreme hardness under the action of the heat; but, by the aid of the machines, the rubbish on being dug out was rapidly carted away on railway wagons; and such was the ardor of the work, so persuasive the arguments of Barbicane's dollars, that by the 3rd of September all traces of the mould had entirely disappeared.
But it would be the most serious error to suppose that the greater number of instincts have been acquired
by habit in one generation, and then transmitted by inheritance to succeeding generations.
May I ask, Cephalus, whether your fortune was for the most part inherited or acquired
The next point is to distinguish between movements that are instinctive and movements that are acquired