Obtain

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  • receive a specified treatment (abstract); "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"
  • come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?"
  • be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds"

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* Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before. - Herodotus

* Errors to be dangerous must have a great deal of truth mingled with them. It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation. - Sydney Smith

* They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin


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  • How to Obtain a Brokers License: Qualifications
    Real estate in the Philippines is touted to be at a lucrative stage. Developers are raising projects left and right, but experts and research firms have weighed in that the saturation point, or market bubble, is far yet from sight. Its a good time to work in the industry, to take it from insiders. Working as a broker is one way to go about it. But before setting Read more on this news related to 'Obtain'
  • Decision to reveal details in Calgary mass killing delayed
    Documents used to obtain search warrants in the Matthew De Grood quintuple murder case will remain sealed — for now. Read more on this news related to 'Obtain'
  • Troop deployments abroad: parliamentary consent
    This paper looks at some significant deployments of New Zealand troops overseas during the last 25 years, and summarises the legal requirements in comparable countries for governments to obtain parliamentary consent to deploy troops. Read more Read more on this news related to 'Obtain'

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