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Quotes of Gaining

  1. I was gaining weight very rapidly and read about the idea of restricting carbohydrates as an alternative to going hungry. I had a big appetite, so that was the only thing I would even consider. – Robert Atkins
  2. A business of high principle attracts high -caliber people more easily, thereby gaining a basic competitive and profit edge. – Marvin Bower
  3. To win the cause we all believe in, the spread of true democracy all over the world, we need to win by example, not just with speeches but by example; not just with military might but by gaining the respect of the world. – Barbara Boxer
  4. For the gay establishment, the death of right and wrong began when gaining civil rights ceased to be enough. – Tammy Bruce
  5. Those who have wrought great changes in the world never succeeded by gaining over chiefs; but always by exciting the multitude. The first is the resource of intrigue and produces only secondary results, the second is the resort of genius and transforms the universe. – Martin Van Buren
  6. The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to, yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with the world that repels him. – Italo Calvino
  7. Your art kind of changes as you get older, by nature of the fact that you're hopefully gaining wisdom and you're starting to watch things with a better overview. – Sheryl Crow
  8. America is moving forward and gaining strength. We have been tested, and we have proven ourselves to be a tough, resilient and resourceful nation. – Bill Frist
  9. Give me the comma of imperfect striving, thus to find zest in the immediate living. Ever the reaching but never the gaining ever the climbing but never the attaining of the mountain top. – Winston Graham
  10. If you look at the data, the inner city that was the riot zone lost 55, 000 jobs in the ten years from 1992 to 2002, instead of gaining a surplus of 50, 000. – Tom Hayden
  11. Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you. – Satchel Paige
  12. Not all is doom and gloom. We are beginning to understand the natural world and are gaining a reverence for life- all life. – Roger Tory Peterson
  13. Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience. – Denis Waitley
  14. When it comes to the recording and writing, it's still mostly Mickey and I. But now there's this whole live entity that's a whole different thing, and it seems to be where we're gaining the most popularity. – Gene Ween

Usage examples for Gaining

  1. You will thus be certain of gaining your case against the lady's mother." – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. " Well, he was so excited for a while that he couldn't tell whether the Express was gaining on him or not; but after twenty or thirty miles, he thought he heard it pretty near. – Christmas Every Day and Other Stories by W. D. Howells
  3. Five minutes and we were gaining the further bank, and there the worst fight began. – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  4. Many people speak as if this text bade us sacrifice the present life in hope of gaining another life beyond the grave. – The Gospel According to St. Mark by G. A. Chadwick
  5. " Of course," continued Miss Bell, gaining control of herself, " it was very wrong of you to run away, Mary. – Lovey Mary by Alice Hegan Rice
  6. Claflin hoped for nothing better, perhaps, than a no- score result, for her attack had several times failed to get under way and her opponent seemed to be gaining strength rather than losing it. – Left Tackle Thayer by Ralph Henry Barbour
  7. I'm not looking for trouble," went on Craig, gaining assurance. – Parrot & Co. by Harold MacGrath
  8. If she could only tell whether she were gaining – The Princess Pocahontas by Virginia Watson
  9. His voice had always been his greatest charm, and the means of gaining him the friendship of men much older than himself. – Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas by Lloyd Osbourne
  10. In my own country I have the reputation always of gaining anything on which I set my heart, and here I intend to live up to my reputation. – Bandit Love by Juanita Savage
  11. We are, however, as yet gaining on her; and, if we can once get her under our broadside, we shall soon bring down her colours." – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  12. You are surely not gaining if you can neither eat nor sleep. – The Mystery of Monastery Farm by H. R. Naylor
  13. It was seemingly quite fresh, and was gaining rapidly upon her, for now she was quite tired out. – The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy by Mabel Henriette Spielmann
  14. But as to gaining her confidence, that is impossible before the ceremony, I believe. – To-morrow? by Victoria Cross
  15. Satisfied with what he had seen, Humphrey cautiously retreated, and gaining the outside of the thicket, led away Billy and the cart over the turf, that the noise of the wheels might not be heard. – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  16. Prince Moufy was deeply in love with her, and not a day passed but he showed her some fresh attention in the hope of gaining her favour. – Old-Time Stories by Charles Perrault
  17. How did he fail in gaining and holding friends? – Studies in Old Testament History by Jesse L. Hurlbut
  18. Glenn saw her gaining and pressed his mount to greater speed. – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
  19. The three, immediately on gaining the street, started to run towards Willoughby ahead of the fly. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  20. Is it any wonder that we are not gaining ground? – "The Pomp of Yesterday" by Joseph Hocking