Phrases with "obtained"

H. G. Wells She was, however, unable to marry him because he died at Wiesbaden only three days after the Reverend Harold Benham obtained his decree absolute. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Curious to say, some of his predictions came true, and thanks to this freak of fate he obtained more fame from his horoscopes than from his canvasses. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

About midnight there was a fearful interview with some duns, who came intending to seize eight copper saucepans which the patron had obtained on credit. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

George Meredith Since the traders obtained power we have been a country on all fours. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Edgar Allan Poe At night, Peters obtained about an hour’s disturbed sleep, but my intense sufferings would not permit me to close my eyes for a single moment. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

And finally they all understood one another, and the superior mind obtained its natural influence. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

I obtained those papers by means of hypnotic force. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Wilkie Collins We appealed to the old English law, that there should be no conviction for murder until the body of the murdered person was found, or proof of its destruction obtained beyond a doubt. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Wilkie Collins Applying for information to the mistress of the hotel, Amelius obtained the address of a consulting surgeon of great celebrity, while Sally was getting ready to go out. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Planting myself close to the door, I applied my eye to one of the chinks which separated the boards, and thus obtained a full view of the chamber and its occupants. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Ralph Waldo Emerson A nation considerable for a thousand years since Egbert, it has, in the last centuries, obtained the ascendant, and stamped the knowledge, activity, and power of mankind with its impress. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

We obtained a good many bronze-winged pigeons here, and I called the place the Pigeon Rocks. Their position is in latitude 29° 58´ 4´´ and longitude 119° 15´ 3´´. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

H. G. Wells Of these conflicting reports, the former was the first to be generally circulated, but the latter, in view of the bizarre presence and eccentric ways of the newest inhabitant, obtained wider credence. The Chronic Argonauts by H. G. Wells [1888]

Had he been worldly-wise he would have proceeded straight to England, where, the lion of the hour, he might have obtained a reward more substantial than mere praise. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Sinclair Lewis He obtained (by misrepresentations) a supply of the vaccine and tested it in his stuffy closet of a laboratory. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Baldwin Spencer For decorating the body and ceremonial objects the down obtained from the involucral hairs of species of Portulaca, and more especially the down of eagle hawks, is largely used. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

As the Gascon had foreseen, they easily obtained three hundred pistoles on the ring. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

George Gilfillan And his charge against Curll was, that he obtained surreptitiously some of these letters, and published them without Pope’s consent. Life of Alexander Pope by George Gilfillan

The mistress of a certain senator obtained a large sum of money. Prince Roman by Joseph Conrad [1911]

George Meredith To his joy he obtained an appointment on shore, and after that Everard heard of him from other channels. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

But for the fact that the ceremony had been solemnised according to French law, she would easily have obtained release. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Elizabeth Gaskell They stirred about it, obtained advice at the English Embassy; and hence that letter to the lawyers, calling upon Sir Hubert to relinquish title and property, and to refund what money he had expended. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Walter Scott Sir Robert of Paris was a man at once to discover and to avail himself of the advantage obtained by finding that he possessed a degree of ascendancy over his enemy, which he had not suspected. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Theodore Dreiser Had Jennie been less tactful, even in the beginning, he might have obtained a disagreeable impression. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Richard Burton On the morrow, however, I obtained permission, in the character of Dr. Abdullah, to visit any part of Egypt I pleased, and to retain possession of my dagger and pistols. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Thomas Paine Our Mediterranean passes must be obtained under the same style. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Bronislaw Malinowski In fact, a good characterization of a given phenomena can be obtained only by comparing it with other phenomena of the same kind found under different conditions. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Tobias Smolle The intelligence he obtained on this occasion added indignation to his grief. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Birds were very plenty, there was good fish in the lagoon, but no firewood; and the water, which could be obtained by digging, brackish. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Elizabeth Gaskell The (professional) cook would arrive the day before, laden with all the provisions that could not be obtained on the spot. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

They were reduced to the last extremity, when Miss Fry obtained access to the countess, and received a guinea from her on the representation that she was starving. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

John Lewis Burckhard When I was at Djidda, the rotolo or pound of milk (for it is sold by weight) cost one piastre and a half, and could only be obtained by favour. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Anthony Trollope Our greatest masters in works of imagination have obtained such aid for themselves. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

I had an interview with El–Martel-Warabah, government auctioneer of slaves, from whom I obtained details respecting the slave-trade in Tangier and Morocco generally. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Maria Edgeworth Divorce, according to our barbarous institutions, cannot be obtained without guilt. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

By way of doing so he obtained a large stone, and smashed in the roof. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

I was due to be back in London, unless I obtained an extension, on the 28th, and our present rate of progress was slow. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Jeremy Bentham But whence is the money for defraying this expense to come? It can be obtained in no other manner than by contributions to be collected from individuals: in a word, by taxes. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Jonathan Swift The house of Austria approved this scheme with reason, since whatever would be obtained by the blood and treasure of others was to accrue to that family, while they only lent their name to the cause. On the Conduct of the Allies by Jonathan Swift [1711]

Sir Charles then had at once assumed command, and vetoed most emphatically the suggestion that weapons should be obtained from the gun room and a search made through the grounds with no delay. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Sigmund Freud A convincing proof of the tendencious nature of dream-forgetting — of the fact that it serves the resistance — is obtained on analysis by investigating a preliminary stage of forgetting. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Ann Radcliffe He succeeded; and in the suddenness of the attack, obtained also the weapon of his adversary, who, unarmed, fell at his feet, and called for mercy. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Sinclair Lewis At the hospital he obtained pus from many boils, of the arms, the legs, the back; he sought to reduplicate his results — and failed, complete. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Elizabeth Gaskell I felt in my heart she would die, if she did not go home, and with this conviction obtained her recall. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Benjamin Disraeli He added that caricatures of his Highness might be procured in any shop, and his account of his voyage obtained at less than half-price. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

Jules Verne The engineer constructed a press, with which to extract the mucilaginous juice mingled with the fecula, and he obtained a large quantity of flour, which Neb soon transformed into cakes and puddings. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Maria Edgeworth I know not by what magic she has obtained it, but she has already an ascendency over me, which would quite astonish you, who know my wayward fancies and independent spirit. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

I say that he has hastily accused your Majesty’s Musketeers, toward whom he is unjust, and that he has not obtained his information from good sources. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Thomas Hobbes After this, the Presbyterians lately in England obtained the putting down of Episcopacy: and so was the second knot dissolved. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

H. P. Lovecraf Melmoth is the tale of an Irish Gentleman who, in the seventeenth century, obtained a preternaturally extended life from the Devil at the price of his soul. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

William Henry Bragg There is another case in which a partial solution can be obtained and is very useful. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Why? “Quien sabe?” (Who knows?) is all the satisfaction I have ever obtained on that point. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

George Meredith There, after some trouble, he obtained information directing him to the neighbouring mews. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Henry James Among them the information he obtained from Mrs. Almond about Morris Townsend took its place. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Jules Verne The youthful maiden, hitherto entombed in the massive depths of the earth, had now obtained an idea of the universe — of the works both of God and of man. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

I kept my legitimate number of terms; I was called; I went the circuit; I obtained not a brief — not a brief, Julia! My health, never robust, gave way beneath study and irritation. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Guy de Maupassant What is their object? Mutual help to be obtained by tickling the palms of each other’s hands. My Uncle Sosthenes (Mon oncle Sosthène) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Thomas Paine What at first was obtained by violence was considered by others as lawful to be taken, and a second plunderer succeeded the first. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Wilkie Collins Having obtained leave of absence from his Imperial mistress, he returned to France to ask leave from his own sovereign to marry the Empress. This permission was readily granted. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Ann Radcliffe Re-assured, by the light that now pervaded her room, she returned to the mattress; where anxiety at length yielded to her weariness, and she obtained a short repose. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

H. G. Wells He thinks this was a relapse from the state of affairs that obtained about 1910-1920. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

At last he obtained employment from a well-known astronomer, the Baron Moser, and spent his days in solving bewildering and intricate problems, at the rate of a hundred francs a month. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

I obtained a photograph of this group unexpectedly. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Wilkie Collins His little friend (as he reasoned) had, no doubt, remembered the invitation to the Deadhouse, and had obtained admission through the interference of the strange gentleman who was with him. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Thomas Hardy She saw that he had by some means obtained the private interview he desired. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

When Valentine obtained orders for the theatre, he sent them by post, scrupulously refraining from making them the excuse for a visit. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Arthur Conan Doyle So it was that at last I obtained permission to put on record what was, in some ways, the supreme moment of my friend’s career. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

The slaves were obtained at the great market of Azcapotzalco, not many leagues from the capital, where fairs were regularly held for the sale of these unfortunate beings. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Charles Dickens Out of the whole number of emigrants, but one old woman was temporarily set aside by the doctor, on suspicion of fever; but even she afterwards obtained a clean bill of health. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

And women, whom he flattered by a puerile attention to the whole sex, obtained in his reign that prince-like distinction so fatal to reason and virtue. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

H.P. Lovecraft I knew it well, though I had never been in Vermont, through the exceedingly rare monograph of Eli Davenport, which embraces material orally obtained prior to 1839 among the oldest people of the state. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Edmund Burke Whoever came in, or however he came in, whether he obtained the crown by law or by force, the hereditary succession was either continued or adopted. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

And so, barely two months after the Duchessa’s arrival, he obtained the patent and honours of Prime Minister, honours which come very near to those paid to the Sovereign himself. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Bram Stoker After the accession of Louis XVI he obtained leave to return, free from the embarrassing restraint hitherto demanded. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Baldwin Spencer In what is evidently an old boomerang obtained from a native on the Finke River, the design is very different from that described already. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

This attempt was unsuccessful: The same excuse being repeated day after day, the Archer’s story gradually obtained confidence. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

The Duc d’Elbeuf obtained payment of certain sums due to his wife, one hundred thousand francs for his eldest son and twenty-five thousand for each of the three others. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Anthony Trollope He felt that this made all the difference in the world; so much difference that no one cognisant in such matters would hold that his assurance, obtained after such a fashion, meant anything at all. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith Relief of so concrete a kind is not to be obtained in crowded London assemblies. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

There has been no meeting of Presbytery, owing to the disturbances in public affairs, but I have shown the papers to certain of my brethren and obtained their mind on them. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Walter Scott He obtained an account of the cause of her disturbance, and expressed his intention to watch in the apartment next night. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Walter Scott Nevertheless, these Egyptian rites had charms for the curious and the superstitious, and had, after long opposition, obtained a footing in the empire. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Rudyard Kipling He obtained great insight into the ways and thefts of saises — enough, he says, to have summarily convicted half the chamar population of the Punjab if he had been on business. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

John Morley After his election for Middlesex, he obtained a reversal of his outlawry on a point of technical form. Burke by John Morley [1879]

What good is there in asking that which can be obtained without solicitation?” “I do not understand you, sire. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

F. Scott Fitzgerald A good comedy effect can be obtained by having MR. ICKY cling to the curtain and go up and down with it. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Daniel Defoe Mr. Milton, as I have noted above, brings the Devil and all hell with him, making a feu de joie for the victory Satan obtained over one silly woman. The History of the Devil by Daniel Defoe

Andrew Lang Absolute proof that Scott did, or did not, pervert the ballad, and turn a false Elliot into a false Scott version, cannot be obtained unless new documents bearing on the matter are discovered. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

They obtained twenty-two thousand dollars in specie, and about seven thousand dollars’ worth of plate. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

He could not go into any port for fear of being arrested, and yet stores had to be obtained for the starving island. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

How he obtained an inkling of the reigning politics we never knew. Charles Van Rheyn by Ellen Wood [1875]

The only adipose matter we could obtain from him was by boiling his bones, and the small quantity of oil thus obtained would only fry a few meals of steaks. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

And why? Because, Subhuti, there is no Law by means of which a disciple may be defined as one having obtained supreme spiritual wisdom. The Diamond Sutra by translated from the Chinese with an introduction and notes by William Gemmell

Maria Edgeworth To complete his happiness, little Oliver this day obtained permission to board at Mrs. Howard’s, so that he was now constantly to be with his protector. The Good Aunt by Maria Edgeworth

Walter Scott This ballad is published from the collation of two copies, obtained from recitation. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Miles Franklin Where I obtained my information, unless it was born in me, I do not know. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

I could not help feeling that if he obtained some evidence for his senses by any sort of noise, voice, or movement, his madness would gain strength enough to burst the lock. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Miss Graham, I believe, obtained a situation in the family of a surgeon resident in Essex. Indeed, it was I who recommended her to that gentleman. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Occasionally he obtained a word from Madame as a recompense, and yet her speech seemed almost a reproach. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Ivan Turgenev He had even obtained a sumptuous English keepsake, and (oh shame!) gloated adoringly over its ‘elegantly engraved’ representations of the various ravishing Gulnaras and Medoras. . Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Wilkie Collins I have only now discovered that he obtained these recommendations from his friends under a false pretense, which it is needless to trouble you by mentioning in detail. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Guy de Maupassan She had often obtained what she called ‘a gay agitation’ without going farther, and she had found it delightful. A Warning Note by Guy de Maupassan

Wilkie Collins I followed him; and, with some difficulty, obtained permission to be the companion of his momentous journey. Nine O’Clock! by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Guy de Maupassan She obtained a third at Chaton, a fourth at Ruril, and got home late for breakfast. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

A young Spanish nobleman had died, and Vesalius, who had attended him, obtained permission to ascertain, if possible, by a post-mortem examination, the cause of death. Fathers of Biology by Charles McRae [1890]

Guy de Maupassan She spoke of a voyage to England, having, she said, obtained the necessary funds. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Maria Edgeworth Some months afterwards Manon, pleading that she was thoroughly reformed, obtained from this lady a recommendation to Mad. de Fleury’s school. Madame de Fleury by Maria Edgeworth

The “Wee-bah,” another toy weapon (also obtained from blady grass), might be designated an arrow, the flight, though not the impulse, being similar. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Thomas Paine It never depreciated by any advantage obtained by the enemy. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Anthony Trollope He had already asked and obtained de Lescure’s permission. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing This he was fortunate enough to discover without any great delay; he obtained a place as assistant in a circulating library. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Arthur Conan Doyle The magistrate’s signature might not be obtained until next morning. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

It was then suggested that I accompany the Expedition, and the Under–Secretary (Mr. North) obtained the Colonial Secretary’s consent. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

He studied Physics 1, Inorganic Chemistry 1 (BA course), and second-year Pure Mathematics, in each of which he obtained a 1st Class pass. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Miles Franklin My father’s share of the work was to break in the wild cows, separate the milk, and take the butter into town to the grocer’s establishment where we obtained our supplies. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Tobias Smolle But this was not the only triumph our hero obtained over the wine merchant. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

As soon as I obtained a light I begged her to enter the room, and, without occupying myself particularly about her appearance, asked her abruptly what her business was. The Golden Ingot by Fitz James O’Brien

Anthony Trollope This he obtained to the great surprise of all the Wilkinsons and of himself. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

After an absence of a year and a half, Burton, as the result of his wife’s solicitation at the Foreign Office, obtained four months’ leave. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

These having been obtained and compared with each other, a revised copy of the entire work was compiled and from this Indraji made his translation. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Walter Scott At length he obtained a moment’s silence. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

She obtained an hearing, he sat in haughty silence, but he listened. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

He sought the possession of a desperate secret — he obtained it, but he paid for it the dreadful price that can be paid but once by mortals. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

George Gissing If such rest could not be obtained all was at an end with him. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing She sought a small eating-house not far from the Abbey, and by paying for some coffee and bread-and-butter, which neither she nor Jack could touch, obtained leave to sit in shelter till one o’clock. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

And why should they do it? Where’s the motive?” “There lies one of the difficulties—the motive,” observed Dr. Knox. “I cannot see any; any end to be obtained by it. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell Food, scarce and dear for months, was now hardly to be obtained at any price. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

The power to become a were-wolf is obtained by drinking the water which settles in a foot-print left in clay by a wolf. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

After some years spent in France, where her husband had obtained employment, she returned to England and published her last novel, The Wanderer, which fell flat. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Yes, after years of weary waiting, after money had been swallowed up in apparently useless work, after sceptics had sneered and friends laughed, Madame Midas obtained her reward. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Ann Radcliffe She obtained from her lover, a servant in the castle, that assistance which gave me liberty. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Charles Dickens For this treachery he obtained a pardon, and the Duke of Norfolk was summoned to appear and defend himself. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

He obtained a cruising vessel, which was lost in the Atlantic two years afterwards. The Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1859]

Wilkie Collins For the last week, his only opportunities of speaking to Regina had been obtained for him secretly by the well-rewarded devotion of her maid. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

William Henry Bragg The curve thus obtained is given in the “silver” curve of Fig. 51. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Jules Verne I stepped then toward the stern, determined to ask the same question about the Captain. But when I approached the steersman, he waved me away with his hand, and I obtained no other response. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Elizabeth Gaskell Hence they were protected by the authorities, and easily obtained favourable and sheltered sites for their exercise-ground. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

The day before, in the shipping office, what with the bad light and his excitement at this berth obtained as if by a brusque and unscrupulous miracle, did not count. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

I obtained many an ethnological item of value by watching the children playing. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

John Lewis Burckhard The supply of water for drinking is obtained from some large cisterns, at about five minutes’ walk from the Medina gate, where the rainwater is collected. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Anthony Trollope He was clearly of opinion that the petticoat should be obtained in the cheapest market, but he doubted much about that three-halfpence in two hours. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Only the evidence of Croupin that he saw those bracelets in the man’s trunk, and that evidence, too, obtained in a most questionable way. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

George Gissing Another autumn came, and Cecily at length was mute; the most pressing letters obtained no response. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Back in town, the inspector obtained a warrant for the arrest of Ellister and, aware of the man’s desperate and reckless character, resolved to carry it out himself. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Bronislaw Malinowski So it appears that, even from the quality of the material the observer had at his disposal, some useful hints may be obtained as to the direction in which our statements need correction. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Wilkie Collins Before I was strong enough to endure the atmosphere of the crowded workroom I obtained permission, as a favor, to resume my occupation at home. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Andrew Lang Prince Lindorm and his beautiful wife now lived in joy and prosperity for a time in the palace; and when his father was laid in the grave, not long after this, he obtained the whole kingdom. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

In exchange for such merchandise it obtained articles more of luxury than necessity. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

How few of these magnificent trees were overthrown whose roots had obtained secure hold! Few were snapped below the spring of the branches, or otherwise mutilated. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Sir Walter Scott Her first employment, when she became capable of a little work, was to make a small velvet bag for the scheme of nativity which she had obtained from her husband. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Then Larose rang up the Norwich superintendent again and learnt that the latter had obtained all the information required. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

E. F. Benson The kitchen-boiler was not furred; hot and cold water was laid on in the most convenient fashion, and could be obtained from taps that neither stuck nor leaked. The House with the Brick-Kiln by E. F. Benson

The testimonials were obtained by the Danish writer, from a pamphlet published in America, in which these titles were given in full. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

H.P. Lovecraft Jermyn could form no conjecture, but by close questioning obtained a very picturesque legend of the stuffed goddess. Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

The bottom of the excavation, well prepared by a rich manure of the sardines, — a small fish obtained in vast quantities along the coast, — was planted with some kind of grain or vegetable. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Those two articles he professed himself ready to buy if there were any to be obtained in that way. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Arnold Bennett Everything possible was done; even a nurse was obtained instantly, from the Clowes Hospital by the station. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Thomas Hardy The hansom turned the corner, and he obtained a raking view of the houses along the north side, of which hers was one, with the familiar linkman at the door. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

This had to be running spring water, and was obtained from a place in the brook where the water bubbled up; never from the well. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Thus the whole historical movement is concentrated in the hands of the bourgeoisie; every victory so obtained is a victory for the bourgeoisie. The Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

The worst of it is, that the needful viands are not to be obtained by coin, but only by intimidation. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Thomas Hardy There I stayed till six months ago, when I obtained a situation as improver, as it is called, in a London office. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Wilkie Collins We denied that sufficient proof had been obtained in the case now before the court. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Nowhere, it is believed, but in Ganegwag has so vile a creature as the dog obtained general recognition as a deity. The Land Beyond the Blow by Ambrose Bierce

Thomas Hardy The musician came to him in a moment, and being respectably dressed, good-looking, and frank in manner, Jude obtained a favourable reception. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope It is not to be obtained quickly, and, when obtained, will fit the beast for no other than that one purpose of running races. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Elizabeth Gaskell Fresh air does not enter into the pharmacopœia of a German doctor; but somehow I obtained my wish. Six Weeks at Heppenheim by Elizabeth Gaskell [1862]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch The tree was a new one, obtained from Herefordshire, and planted three seasons before as an experiment. The Laird’s Luck by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1901]

Wilkie Collins I obtained the order of admission to the prison the next morning. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

He obtained from the general a favourite page, named Orteguilla, who, being in constant attendance on his person, soon learned enough of the Mexican language to be of use to his countrymen. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Many birds and animals, which could not be obtained alive, were represented in gold and silver so skillfully as to have furnished the great naturalist Hernandez with models. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

These appearances, together with a story, which soon obtained currency, that the companion of the young man had vanished in a cloud of flame and smoke, opened people’s eyes to the truth. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Joseph Furphy Of course, I’m only giving you the heads; and my information is derived from no random hearsay, but is obtained by an intransmissible power of induction, rare in our times. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu By that application of dentistry I obtained zis new line. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Disappointed there, Larose had pressed his inquiries about the servants and obtained from her a list of their names and home addresses. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

George Borrow The only provender that could be obtained was Indian corn. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

I had two thousand crowns still left; with this sum I obtained the consent of the silk-mercer, and it was agreed that I should become a partner in the firm. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Rafael Sabatini The same influence that had obtained him his change of cell had also gained him latterly the privilege — and he esteemed it beyond all else — of procuring himself books. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Wilkie Collins The letters amused me, and I obtained permission to copy them before I sent them back. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

She perceived that it would be wiser, temporarily, to keep her curiosity in her pocket, and to allow him to finish his meal in peace, which she did and obtained her reward. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

George Meredith Jacob displayed the pretty scratch obtained in the Herr Captain’s service, and got his money for having sighted Vittoria and seen double. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Isabella Bird We obtained awfully cold rooms at a great height above a bazar, now deserted. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Benjamin Disraeli Know then, madam, that in order to prevent the intercourse between you and Mr. Cleveland from proceeding I obtained his friendship, and became the confidante of his heart’s sweetest secret. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Wilkie Collins I obtained the order and went to the prison. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

He obtained his reward sooner than he expected. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Arnold Bennett The Prince and I will have a yarn over such fluids as can be obtained in this hole. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Charles Dickens She obtained help from Scotland and from Normandy, and took several important English castles. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Bram Stoker First, that all from whom knowledge might have been obtained are dead and their lips are closed; second, that records are incomplete. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

The most wonderful stories soon obtained general circulation, and the press groaned with pamphlets, all vaunting the curative effects of the tractors, which were sold at five guineas the pair. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Stores and equipment I obtained from Broome, also a cook who was a Maori half-caste, for Broome was mostly “breed” in those days, with just a few decent whites to leaven the mass. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Cruel, blood-thirsty and quarrelsome in his manhood, he demanded and obtained his first wife, hurrying up the ceremonies connected with her entry into womanhood. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Maria Edgeworth Lord Colambre conversed with the shopkeepers, with the cottagers; and, without making any alarming inquiries, he obtained all the information he wanted. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

He set up an expensive establishment, kept a retinue of servants and several horses, and, thanks to his good looks and attractive manners, obtained an entrance into the most “exclusive circles. Old Coloured Books by George Paston [1905]

Anthony Trollope Up to Washington they could not go without a military pass, not to be obtained without some cause given. North America by Anthony Trollope

John Lewis Burckhard It is a general opinion with these people that inscriptions indicate hidden treasure; and that by reading or copying them a knowledge is obtained where the treasure lies. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Sir Walter Scott This office be resigned in 1741, and soon after went out to South Carolina with Governor Glen, where he obtained a considerable grant of land. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

John Stuart Mill The means of development which the individual loses by being prevented from gratifying his inclinations to the injury of others, are chiefly obtained at the expense of the development of other people. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

On nearing his palace, we heard war-drums beat in every surrounding village, and the kirangozi would go no farther until permission was obtained from M’yonga. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

H.P. Lovecraft Of course, we even now have only the barest outline — and much of that was obtained later on from a study of the photographs and sketches we made. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Jules Verne The hut had been built of planks, and it was easy to see that these planks had been obtained from the hull or deck of a ship. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]