Definitions of Gaining

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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 – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt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