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Word Example of - acquisition

    Example Sentences for acquisition

    When he held such an acquisition unconstitutional, he had not thought he would live to want Louisiana.

    Such an acquisition would aid them inestimably in the war-path upon which they had entered.

    He departed therefore from the island, much dissatisfied at having missed the acquisition of so much treasure by his own fault.

    The acquisition of these qualities is to man a most arduous task.

    It may hold in it the clue to the acquisition of great faculties, hitherto regarded as forbidden to mere mortals.

    Home is a moral school for the acquisition of habits of Industry.

    After the acquisition of Florida from Spain in 1819 many slaves in that section fled from their masters to the Seminoles.

    From the very first Raffles fully realized the value of the acquisition.

    He showed his shrewdness in the acquisition of this property because he bought it at a time when the region was dubbed a "desert."

    And he concludes thus: He is indeed an acquisition of importance.

Word Origin & History of - acquisition

    Word Origin & History

    acquisition late 14c., "act of obtaining," from L. acquisitionem, from stem of acquirere "get in addition," from ad- "extra" + quærere "to seek to obtain" (see query). Meaning "thing obtained" is from late 15c. The vowel change of -ae- to -i- in Latin is due to a L. phonetic rule involving unaccented syllables in compounds.

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