Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of acquire.

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Examples

  • For the other notions in the definitional circle, “either we have no idea of force or energy, and these words are altogether insignificant, or they can mean nothing but that determination of the thought, acquir'd by habit, to pass from the cause to its usual effect” (T, 657).

    David Hume

  • Roman Glory that ever Hero yet acquir'd: And as it gave a most sensible Joy to all honourable Minds, so, more especially to us the near

    Exilius

  • Lectures to me, as I hope I never shall forget; for as none ever experienc'd the Mutability of human Affairs more throughly than my Uncle, so none ever bore it with a greater Equanimity of Mind, in which he demonstrated himself a true noble Roman, well deserving the worthy Character he had acquir'd, whose Virtue is built on such strong

    Exilius

  • Body, nor having any Principle or Existence except in MIND and REASON, is alone discover'd and acquir'd by this diviner Part, when it inspects it-self, the only object worthy of it-self.

    18th Century British Aesthetics

  • Heavenly Bodies was acquir'd, and was for this reason necessary, though incumbred with Hindrances and Inconveniences.

    The Improvement of Human Reason Exhibited in the Life of Hai Ebn Yokdhan

  • Hai Ebn Yokdhan, _having no Advantages of Education, had acquir'd all his Knowledge by singular Industry and Application, till at last he attain'd to the Vision of God himself, by which means he saw all things relating to a future State_, viz. _by beholding in God the

    The Improvement of Human Reason Exhibited in the Life of Hai Ebn Yokdhan

  • He had bred him, 'tis true, for some time at a Free-School, where 'tis probable he acquir'd that little _Latin_ he was Master of: But the narrowness of his

    Some Account of the Life of Mr. William Shakespear (1709)

  • I afterwards with a little painstaking, acquir'd as much of the Spanish as to read their books also.

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1994 Edition)

  • I eagerly seized the opportunity of repeating what I had seen at Boston; and, by much practice, acquir'd great readiness in performing those, also, which we had an account of from England, adding a number of new ones.

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1994 Edition)

  • William Parsons, bred a shoemaker, but loving reading, had acquir'd a considerable share of mathematics, which he first studied with a view to astrology, that he afterwards laught at it.

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1994 Edition)

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