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Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.Thomas L. Holdcroft
- From Latin adquaerere; ad + quaerere "to seek for". In Old English this verb was aqueren, which comes from the same Latin verb, through Old French aquerre. See quest.
Third person singular
- to get.
- to gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own; as, to acquire a title, riches, knowledge, skill, good or bad habits.
to gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own
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