Usage examples for obtains

  1. The prayer before the apparition of St. Gregory obtains 24, 600 years and 24 days of indulgence: another promises " indulgence for as many days as our Lord Jesus Christ received wounds during His passion, viz. – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  2. Sailed again the following year, with a larger fleet, but no colonists; and again in 1602. Died, 1603. Index: Ch Attempts to form settlement at Tadoussac, 8; left in charge of Quebec colony, 54. F Obtains patent for exclusive trade in Canada, 2; sails for the St. Lawrence, 3. Bib. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  3. When a young man obtains a substantial footing in his profession or business, he looks about him for a wife- unless he happens to be already pledged in that particular; and Hawthorne was not an exception to this rule. – The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns