Definitions of Obtained

  1. of Obtain

Quotes of Obtained

  1. I would say that the Pentagon Papers case of 1971- in which the government tried to block the The New York Times and The Washington Post that they obtained from a secret study of how we got involved in the war in Vietnam- that is probably the most important case. – Floyd Abrams
  2. The information gained from these techniques was valuable in some instances, but there is no way of knowing whether the same information could have been obtained through other means. – Dennis C. Blair
  3. Therefore, having obtained the opportunity from these sources, I too began to consider the mobility of the earth. – Nicolaus Copernicus
  4. Answers are not obtained by putting the wrong question and thereby begging the real one. – Felix Frankfurter
  5. I took the position from day one that it was the right decree, that the modifications I made to the decree were proper, that the correct outcome had been obtained and that in due time all of that would become apparent. And it has become apparent. – Harold H. Greene
  6. The Russians obtained a number of plants under Lend -Lease, which had been authorized by Washington, that I thought were not justified for their war effort. They wanted them for postwar use. – W. Averell Harriman
  7. It may well be said that the answer to the question: Of what do the cosmic rays in fact consist before they produce their familiar secondary radiation phenomena in the earth's atmosphere? can only be obtained from numerous measurements in the stratosphere. – Victor Francis Hess
  8. A clear cold morning with high wind: we caught in a trap a large gray wolf, and last night obtained in the same way a fox who had for some time infested the neighbourhood of the fort. – Meriwether Lewis
  9. I cannot help but think that great results would have been obtained had my views been thought better of; yet I am much inclined to accept the present condition as for the best. – James Longstreet
  10. Participation is easily obtained with Latin chant. – Richard Morris
  11. During the period of capital moving from one employment to another, the profits on that to which capital is flowing will be relatively high, but will continue so no longer than till the requisite capital is obtained – David Ricardo
  12. The pleasures of the mighty are obtained by the tears of the poor. – Samuel Richardson
  13. Capital, however capital may be defined, would practically cease to exist as an income producing fund, for the simple reason that if money, wherewith to buy capital, could be obtained for one -half of one per cent, capital itself could command no higher price. – John Buchanan Robinson

Usage examples for Obtained

  1. This proved to be an island, which, from its figure, obtained the name of Round Island. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  2. A ought to have obtained written authority for such action. – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles
  3. The people who own all these things now never really paid for them with money- they obtained possession of them by means of the " Money Trick" which Owen explained to us some time ago. – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  4. But his choice led him to the army; and before his mother's death he had obtained his commission, and had entered on his path in life. – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  5. " I can't think where they obtained their arms, Tom," he said on one occasion. – The Black Bar by George Manville Fenn
  6. May he not have obtained possession of the receipt- oh, don't look like that! – The Diamond Pin by Carolyn Wells
  7. I therefore got up to make my way to it, and while doing so must have touched my rifle with my foot I obtained the water, although not without difficulty, and more danger than it was wise to run for the purpose. – In the Rocky Mountains by W. H. G. Kingston
  8. Too happy to risk the success he had obtained by any further discussion, Temple hurried away to give orders for the great man's reception. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  9. Nothing can be obtained in this world without money- - That's true, said Mrs. Wilkins, with a sigh. – Idle Ideas in 1905 by Jerome K. Jerome
  10. In the case of a portrait drawing, a newspaper hung behind the head answers very well and is always easily obtained – The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
  11. Very valuable experience was obtained from the work carried out. –  by
  12. The reputation of skill, it is true, may be obtained at a much less expense of time and intellect. – Coelebs In Search of a Wife by Hannah More
  13. Mr. Forbes would say, also, that he has obtained the consent of all interested parents, that you may stay till Saturday. – Two Little Women on a Holiday by Carolyn Wells
  14. An order was at once given out that no one should again alarm the camp before permission from the captain was obtained – The Last Cruise of the Saginaw by George H. Read
  15. The difference in the results obtained with these instruments is due to the circumstance that different parts of the radiation are taken into account. – Lectures on Stellar Statistics by Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier
  16. Yet the fair King has obtained ten thousand of our men for the war. – The Scarlet Banner by Felix Dahn
  17. There she obtained the liquor, and returned with it in a few minutes. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  18. Jane had obtained what she came for. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  19. You know as well as I do that though you obtained her love on false pretences, still you obtained it. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell