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Definitions of Obtaining

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Quotes of Obtaining

  1. Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility. – Ambrose Bierce
  2. The president overstepped his authority when he asked the NSA to eavesdrop on Americans' international phone calls without obtaining a warrant. – Sherrod Brown
  3. Self -love then does not constitute THIS or THAT to be our interest or good; but, our interest or good being constituted by nature and supposed, self -love only puts us upon obtaining and securing it. – Joseph Butler
  4. If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it. – Brendan Francis
  5. Consular offices make no attempt to determine whether the person obtaining the card is legally in the United States. In fact, the only people who need these cards are illegal immigrants, criminals and terrorists. Consular cards also are easily forged. – Elton Gallegly
  6. The complaint of bad pay, and difficulty in obtaining it, is almost generally reiterated through every department of education. – Joseph Lancaster
  7. One succeeds in obtaining an equivalent production at a lower price by improving the arts, trades and agriculture and by developing the physical and moral qualities of workers, farmers and craftsmen. – Antoine Lavoisier
  8. Capital is that part of wealth which is devoted to obtaining further wealth. – Alfred Marshall
  9. Owing to the difficulty of obtaining horses, Mr. Henry returns from this place. In descending the Mississippi I will request him to pay his respects to you. – Zebulon Pike
  10. The facility of obtaining food is beneficial in two ways to the owners of capital, it at the same time raises profits and increases the amount of consumable commodities. – David Ricardo
  11. After taking my B. A. degree in 1939 I remained at the University for a further year to take an advanced course in Biochemistry, and surprised myself and my teachers by obtaining a first class examination result. – Frederick Sanger
  12. If there is no hell, a good many preachers are obtaining money under false pretenses. – Billy Sunday
  13. The liberation of Iraq was part of a broader effort to seriously confront the greatest threat to world security: rogue states capable of obtaining long range weapons of mass destruction. – Armstrong Williams

Usage examples for Obtaining

  1. Never allow want of courage to keep you from obtaining what you desire. – The Coming of the King by James Hocking
  2. The difficult part of the scheme appeared to me the obtaining of my father's consent. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  3. Is the claim different when a railroad corporation is the party obtaining the credit? – Monopolies and the People by D. C. Cloud
  4. Of course I told Mr Spinks that I should be very glad of his society, though I wondered how he could be certain of obtaining leave of absence from his regiment. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  5. At two o'clock and at three o'clock the Rakshasi again and again made her appearance, and made the usual inquiry, and obtaining the same answer, went away with a groan. – Folk-Tales of Bengal by Lal Behari Day
  6. Balavan was only induced to spare his sister- in- law from the hopes he entertained of one day obtaining her hand. – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  7. It is a well- known fact that the manorial customs in one village may be exactly contrary to those obtaining in an adjoining one. – Bygone Cumberland and Westmorland by Daniel Scott
  8. The letter, which had been written by the prisoner to Sir Horace Fewbanks, urged Sir Horace to return to London at once, as if he did so there was a good possibility of his obtaining promotion to the Court of Appeal. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  9. I nod cheerfully, more to encourage him to proceed, than from any feeling of certainty as to the means of obtaining the security. – Happy-Thought Hall by F. C. Burnand
  10. He realized that if he had saved Clive he had done so at the cost of missing the best opportunity that had yet come his way of obtaining very important, and, perhaps, decisive information. – The Bittermeads Mystery by E. R. Punshon
  11. We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself. – Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson
  12. If you are willing to risk a good deal on a chance of obtaining the money, I think I can show you a way. – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss
  13. In order to be victorious and prosperous he needed not only soldiers but money, and he had come for the purpose of obtaining this from his mother. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  14. I am obliged to submit, having no means of obtaining that the rules of international courtesy should be observed towards me, but I hasten to protest to your Excellency against the manner in which I am being treated. – Fighting France by Stephane Lauzanne
  15. We see that the children are next served in their order, the elder obtaining just a little more food than the younger, and, last of all- Mrs. Jones. – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  16. This is because of the great difficulty in obtaining such evidence as is required by the law as it stands at present. – Lotus Buds by Amy Carmichael
  17. Here they feel that they are helpless, and we are strong; and they seek our aid whenever they see any chance of obtaining it, as in the present case. – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman
  18. During the debate it had been objected by those who opposed the war- party that after obtaining the king's approval, and not till then, the Foreign Secretary demanded this promise, and that on this new demand the king took offence and briefly declined any further interview with Benedetti. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  19. Each agent began as an assistant, obtaining an independent post by selection and influence, and few entered the profession unless they had reasonable prospects of a definite post on their own account in due course. – The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent by S.M. Hussey
  20. This was what the government sought, and it exercised its powers by inviting and obtaining national cooperation to a remarkable extent. – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn