Usage examples for acquiring

  1. Towns started acquiring from the king the right to vacant sites and other waste places, which previously was the lord's right. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. He no longer looked or felt " green," and he was fast acquiring a business way that was bound, sooner or later, to be highly beneficial to him. – Richard Dare's Venture by Edward Stratemeyer
  3. On the 16th of April 1519 he wrote to his ambassadors in Germany: 'You understand the reason that moves me to acquire the empire and prevent the Catholic king from acquiring it. – The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria by Eleanor E. Tremayne