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vb. (en-third-person singular of: acquire)

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Iraq can be prevented from new aggression, even after he acquires nuclear weapons, by a strategy of deterrence, just as the Soviet Union was for forty-five years.

Count and his son would never yield to his solicitations so far, as to let him accompany Renaldo in those excursions and reconnoitring parties, by which a volunteer inures himself to toil and peril, and acquires that knowledge in the operations of war, which qualifies him for a command in the service.

If refined sense and exalted sense be not so USEFUL as common sense, their rarity, their novelty, and the nobleness of their objects make some compensation, and render them the admiration of mankind: As gold, though less serviceable than iron, acquires from its scarcity a value which is much superior.

For what is it we call a man of birth, but one who is descended from a long succession of rich and powerful ancestors, and who acquires our esteem by his connexion with persons whom we esteem?

While the subscribes acquires no right to dictate to the newspaper, we can imagine an extreme case when he should have his money back which had been paid in advance, if the newspaper totally changed its character.

The advertiser acquires no more rights in the newspaper than the subscriber.

Another observation, which makes men discontented with very slow accumulation, is that apparently, in the public estimation it does not make much difference whether a man acquires wealth justly or unjustly.

But it is true that what he acquires by the discipline of study and the discipline of work will be available in his earning an honest living.

It is an idea already discredited that the world owes a living to everybody who thinks he can write, and it is a superstition already fading that capital which exploits literature as a trade acquires any special privileges.

Thus if one acquires double and spends half, the other, who is in the opposite case and is a good man, cannot possibly be wealthier than he.

Tadouc has applied a dressing which is good enough for common folk, but as soon as it wears off and the leather acquires a thirst, we shall apply ossip wax and your boots will then be as strong as my own.

Saddam can be deterred in the future, especially after he acquires nuclear weapons.

His actions over thirty years in power and the limited evidence we have about his thinking leave us little reason to believe that he can be deterred once he acquires nuclear weapons.

We can decide that we are never going to try to make an all-out effort to remove Saddam before he acquires nuclear weapons but rather will simply try to deter him once he has acquired them, or we can embark on an invasion.

The greater and much more ominous risk is that we will find out that Saddam cannot be deterred once he acquires a nuclear weapon.