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Definition of obtained (Meaning of obtained)
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Obtain Ob*tain", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obtained}; p. pr. & vb.
	     n. {Obtaining}.] [F. obtenir, L. obtinere; ob (see {Ob-}) +
	     tenere to hold. See {Tenable}.]
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	     1. To hold; to keep; to possess. [Obs.]
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	              His mother, then, is mortal, but his Sire
	              He who obtains the monarchy of heaven. --Milton.
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	     2. To get hold of by effort; to gain possession of; to
	        procure; to acquire, in any way.
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	              Some pray for riches; riches they obtain. --Dryden.
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	              By guileful fair words peace may be obtained.
	                                                    --Shak.
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	              It may be that I may obtain children by her. --Gen.
	                                                    xvi. 2.
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	     Syn: To attain; gain; procure; acquire; win; earn.
	
	     Usage: See {Attain}. -- To {Obtain}, {Get}, {Gain}, {Earn},
	            {Acquire}. The idea of getting is common to all these
	            terms. We may, indeed, with only a slight change of
	            sense, substitute get for either of them; as, to get
	            or to gain a prize; to get or to obtain an employment;
	            to get or to earn a living; to get or to acquire a
	            language. To gain is to get by striving; and as this
	            is often a part of our good fortune, the word gain is
	            peculiarly applicable to whatever comes to us
	            fortuitously. Thus, we gain a victory, we gain a
	            cause, we gain an advantage, etc. To earn is to
	            deserve by labor or service; as, to earn good wages;
	            to earn a triumph. Unfortunately, one does not always
	            get or obtain what he has earned. To obtain implies
	            desire for possession, and some effort directed to the
	            attainment of that which is not immediately within our
	            reach. Whatever we thus seek and get, we obtain,
	            whether by our own exertions or those of others;
	            whether by good or bad means; whether permanently, or
	            only for a time. Thus, a man obtains an employment; he
	            obtains an answer to a letter, etc. To acquire is more
	            limited and specific. We acquire what comes to us
	            gradually in the regular exercise of our abilities,
	            while we obtain what comes in any way, provided we
	            desire it. Thus, we acquire knowledge, property,
	            honor, reputation, etc. What we acquire becomes, to a
	            great extent, permanently our own; as, to acquire a
	            language; to acquire habits of industry, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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