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Definitions of Gained

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Quotes of Gained

  1. I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. – Aristotle
  2. It is true I gained muscular vigour, but with it a prodigious appetite, which I was compelled to indulge, and consequently increased in weight, until my kind old friend advised me to forsake the exercise. – William Banting
  3. The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained – David Bohm
  4. I did kung fu up until two weeks before Benjamin was born, and yoga three days a week. I think a lot of people get pregnant and decide they can turn into garbage disposals. I was mindful about what I ate, and I gained only 30 pounds. – Gisele Bundchen
  5. If Edwards gained 60 pounds and lost all his hair, he'd look like Dick Cheney! – Neil Cavuto
  6. We assume that everything's becoming more efficient, and in an immediate sense that's true; our lives are better in many ways. But that improvement has been gained through a massively inefficient use of natural resources. – Paul Hawken
  7. A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success. – Cullen Hightower
  8. I never wanted to retire. I wanted to kind of shift my work pattern so I could stay fresh and invigorated, and use the experience that I had gained in 30 years, but in a slightly different direction. – Bill Kurtis
  9. When I'm winning, winning, winning with a certain way why would I mess with that? When I realised there was lot to be gained from failing in some people's eyes, it made it all the more interesting! – Bob Mould
  10. The devil himself had probably redesigned Hell in the light of information he had gained from observing airport layouts. – Anthony Price
  11. I had gained so much confidence through my college achievements that I wanted to tackle the world. – Donna Rice
  12. All the Baltic countries have been steadfast in support of allies of the United States since they gained their independence following the fall of the Soviet Union and have continued to be supportive in the ongoing war on terror. – John Shimkus
  13. The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom. – Samuel Smiles
  14. Cinemas gained new young audiences who wanted films made for them. – Andrzej Wajda
  15. Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained – Duke of Wellington

Usage examples for Gained

  1. The girl went back into her small world with a new knowledge gained the knowledge that in all and through all we are really quite alone. – From One Generation to Another by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. Presently he gained on her. – Love's Usuries by Louis Creswicke
  3. Charley was about to call good- bye, also, but the words died on his lips, for almost the first face that he saw, beyond the captain, as he gained the deck, was the face of the long- nosed man. – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  4. My object is gained – Fiesco or, The Genoese Conspiracy A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  5. Each day Frances gained in health and strength. – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  6. Then they bade fetch hither Etzel's men, who now would fain have taken their leave, whatever the end might be, whether they gained or lost their suit. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  7. He gained the bushes and discovered that he had come to a road. – Tom of the Raiders by Austin Bishop
  8. Tim Phelan's gained his cause!" – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  9. Then I tried to hold to the line thus gained as best I could. – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  10. She began to move as she spoke, and he walked beside her in silence till they had gained the seat she pointed out. – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  11. In a short time we gained a spot where the trees grew close down to the bank. – Afar in the Forest by W.H.G. Kingston
  12. The three retraced their steps and gave Gideon and the wife the information gained – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  13. So Barbarina had gained her purpose. – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  14. The danger gave me strength, and I gained upon them. – Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion by G. A. Henty
  15. The end was gained for better, for worse. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  16. Or, rather, it was as if she had gained the power of seeing in the dark. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  17. We have gained one and lost one. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  18. Has it gained some experience? – The Buried Temple by Maurice Maeterlinck
  19. Thus nothing had been gained and nothing lost. – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  20. Jimmie Dale gained five yards, another five, and another ten. – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard