Usage examples for amass

  1. The mendicant orders, which assumed the vow of perpetual and absolute poverty, artfully labored to amass fortunes; and soon betrayed a secret design of acquiring hierachal importance and supremacy. – Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues by John Alberger
  2. Fourth, said Anthony Wallner: Every innkeeper must strive to amass provisions, forage, wine, and ammunition; for the inns in the mountains are, as it were, small fortresses for the Tyrolese, and the enemy can reach them only slowly and after surmounting a great many difficulties. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  3. Senator Burton knew that these good folks were trying to amass as large a dowry as possible for their adored only child. – The End of Her Honeymoon by Marie Belloc Lowndes