Usage examples for acquiring

  1. But, if the idea of gaining or acquiring is to be conveyed, the word got may be retained; as, " I have got my license," " I have got my degree," " I have got my reward." – Slips of Speech by John H. Bechtel
  2. It looks as though I had spent a vast deal of my time acquiring a knowledge of higher mathematics and modern languages, at the expense of some understanding of natural history and now I'll take a lesson, please. – Peggy Stewart at School by Gabrielle E. Jackson
  3. But in general the means of acquiring languages were too lifeless, too wanting in connection to be of any use to me; and the effort to work them out afresh in my own way, soon led me to a renewed study of Nature. – Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel by Friedrich Froebel
  4. He had opportunities of acquiring knowledge opened to no one before, and it concerned those events which above all others attracted him. – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul
  5. Although it is useful, I think, for the sake of acquiring technique, for the pupil to imitate the style of this or that master, yet, so soon as he comes to stand in any sense on his own feet, he ought to aim at representing Nature as he himself sees her. – Weird Tales. Vol. I by E. T. A. Hoffmann