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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n obtainment the act of obtaining
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Following directions off the Internet and chemicals obtained from a mail order company, a team of U.S. scientists created an identical copy of the polio virus.
    • n Obtainment The act or process of obtaining; attainment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: During one seven year period, Thomas Edison obtained approximately three hundred patents. In is whole life he obtained over one thousand patents.
    • n obtainment The act of obtaining, procuring, or getting; attainment.
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  • Thomas Paine
    “That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes.”
  • James Allen
    “To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.”
  • Socrates
    “An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all”
  • Giovanni Niccolini
    Giovanni Niccolini
    “By asking for the impossible we obtain the best possible.”
  • Doris Lessing
    “Some people obtain fame, others deserve it.”


In literature:

The obtaining this has occupied us a twelve month.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
This shows conclusively that the division of labour which obtains among us was unknown then in Galilee.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
Still, John and Arthur and I had a fancy for visiting the shore, in the hope of obtaining some wild fowl.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
How he had obtained them Lawrence would not say.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
The crew were piped to dinner to obtain fresh strength for renewing the fight.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
Though they saw several hogs, which animals seemed to abound in the island, they were unable to get near enough to obtain a fair shot.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
We obtained also permission to purchase such provisions as we required.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
I might still reach the wood, and by obtaining a fire thaw my benumbed limbs.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
They are obtained by crossing, or by the intermixture of one kind with another.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
He found that the results obtained by this new method of inquiry corroborated those already obtained by him by the old method.
"Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
The obtaining of the raw material was neglected.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The capacities thus obtainable are due directly to the efficient circulation already pointed out.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
If no success is obtained, try the other end of the scratch.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
Any American merchant by going over to London, obtains a credit.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution (Volume VI)" by Various
They obtain their supply of air from the surface.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3" by Various
C. would be defined as that obtained by mixing equal weights of water at 0 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2" by Various
Raleigh obtained 42,000 acres.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7" by Various
The first view the traveller obtains of the Lake of Wan, on descending towards it from the hills above Akhlat, is singularly beautiful.
"Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon" by Austen H. Layard
Obtained a meridian observation of the sun, which gave latitude 64 deg.
"Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847" by John Rae
Some of this he obtains by eating the flesh of animals, and some he obtains directly from plants (for example, peas and beans).
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter

In poetry:

Faith does that pardon, with its fruits, obtain,
Which Christ for us did by his passion gain;
And, in the supper he so freely gives,
Faith, Christ with all his righteousness receives.
"A Preparation For The Holy Communion" by Rees Prichard
He wish'd for wealth, for much he wish'd to give;
He grieved that virtue might not wealth obtain:
Piteous of woes, and hopeless to relieve,
The pensive prospect sadden'd all his strain.
"Elegy III. On the Untimely Death of a Certain Learned Acquainance" by William Shenstone
ALL, who wou'd ease and happiness obtain,
And wish in health and wealth and peace to live,
Must, whilst they in this vale of tears remain,
To serve their God with all their spirit strive.
"Advice To Serve God" by Rees Prichard
Where on all hands, wondrous with ancient grace,
Grace touched with age, rise works of goodliest men:
Next Wykeham's art obtain their spendid place
The zeal of Inigo, the strength of Wren.
"Oxford" by Lionel Pigot Johnson
Must it always be thus, peace banished forever,
And joy to this sad heart returned again never?
I long for the rest that I cannot obtain,
For the clouds, so much dreaded, return after rain.
"The Clouds Return After The Rain" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
Then all who had hands sought their share to obtain,
The young and the aged made haste to appear;
The husbandman seized on the fruits of the plain,
The youth through the forest pursued the fleet deer.
"The Division Of The Earth" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

Channel 2 Action News has obtained a chilling interview with a child killer, just moments after he admitted his crime in court.
Aaron Swartz was arrested Tuesday on charges of wire fraud, computer fraud, "unlawfully obtaining information from," and "recklessly damaging" a "protected computer.
I have an ILS 0419 registered to obtain a P&B statement.
This record of employee information was obtained through a request sent to the city.
Just 68 same-sex couples obtained licenses for civil union s in the state in the first year the option was available to them.
FBI investigating how Petraeus biographer obtained secret files.
Los Angeles is poised to become the largest city in the nation to ban pet shops from selling dogs, cats and rabbits obtained from commercial breeders.
A copy of the complaint may be obtained from Kaplan Fox or the Court.
1.1 This practice describes procedures for sampling finished or semi-finished wrought or cast aluminum product to obtain the most representative sample for determining chemical composition.
0KTVO's Greg Deffenbaugh explores the correct process of obtaining a concealed weapons /carry permit in the Heartland.
Packets can be obtained by mail from the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, online or in person from a sheriff's office.
A former FBI agent from Alexandria has pleaded guilty in Newark, N.J. To exceeding his authorized access to FBI computers while an agent to obtain confidential information that he passed along to a friend, according to his plea.
Friday Harbxor Labs hopes to obtain funding to map other possible sites in the San Juans.
However, they still have found a way to obtain a marquee player.
He obtained a PhD in medical anthropology from Cambridge, UK, and trained in Chinese medicine in China and the UK.

In science:

As an application, one obtains sharp upper bounds on the diffusion exponents for random polymer models, coinciding with the lower bounds obtained in a prior work.
Upper bounds on wavepacket spreading for random Jacobi matrices
It may be worth noting that this same result can be obtained from a calculation of the Euclidean action of the real solution obtained by setting 0 < λ < ν < 1 and neglecting the contribution to the action from the conical singularity.
Dynamics and Stability of Black Rings
The former is obtained by constructing an explicit factor map from an i.i.d. process to the RWRS, while the latter is obtained by verifying the coupling property that characterizes Bernoulli for RWRS: the so-called “very weak Bernoulli” property (see ).
Random walk in random scenery: A survey of some recent results
Strictly speaking, the numbers and order of magnitude estimations have been obtained for the quartic monomial, but similar values are obtained for the quadratic and other powers.
Warm inflation dynamics in the low temperature regime
Here are presented evolutionary tracks obtained with the accretion hypothesis (left) and evolutionary tracks obtained with an increased mixing length parameter: α = 2.2 instead of α = 1.8.
Asteroseismology of exoplanets host stars: the special case of $\iota$ Horologii (HD17051)
We remark here that we are obtaining, in a parallel effort, chemical abundances for oxygen and some other elements from the spectra of a large number of blue supergiant stars in NGC 55 which we have obtained with the ESO VLT.
The Araucaria Project. The Distance to the Sculptor Group Galaxy NGC 55 from a Newly Discovered Abundant Cepheid Population
Since we are obtained the dynamical solution for the effective 4D tensor modes, now we are able to obtain the corresponding spectrum on super Hubble scales.
Gravitational Waves generated during inflation from a 5D vacuum theory of gravity in a de Sitter expansion
In the non-physical coordinates [N, ~r(X, Y, Z ), ψ ] we obtained that the KK-modes satisfy the same dynamics that the one obtained within the braneworld formalism in .
Gravitational Waves generated during inflation from a 5D vacuum theory of gravity in a de Sitter expansion
The sets obtained by moving the initial state of a DVA are geometrically characterized in section 4.1 and the set obtained by modifying the final function of a DVA are studied in section 4.2.
Least Significant Digit First Presburger Automata
In Fig. 2 we present a comparison of the mass-to-light ratios as a function of virial mass obtained for several of our simulations with results obtained by a more recent version of the M/L analysis of Ref. 6.
Modeling the galaxy/light-mass connection with cosmological simulations
Moreover, while the obtained results in the two papers can be phrased in similar ways, the techniques used to obtain them differ at key points.
A MARKOV chain model of a polling system with parameter regeneration
Then we can define two Lie algebroid structures on A∗, namely (A∗, [, ]π, ρ◦π♯ ) ]N π, ρ ◦ N π ♯ ) obtained from obtained by dualization from π, and A∗ N ∗ = (A∗, [, the first one by deformation along N ∗ .
Modular classes of Poisson-Nijenhuis Lie algebroids
Notice the curve obtained from ζ this way is of course itself, and the curve obtained by ξ is ¯ξ .
Multiplicities of simple closed geodesics and hypersurfaces in Teichm\"uller space
These data confirm the S abundance obtained from other S i lines and demonstrates the high efficiency of CRIRES in obtaining high-resolution infrared spectra.
Sulphur and zinc abundances in Galactic halo stars revisited
The norms in these relations are defined by taking the maximum of the finite number of norms obtained by replacing the sets X by the individual matrix elements x in X.) The reason for the convergence of the derivatives is that the matrix elements are obtained by applying functional calculus by smooth functions in D(δ).
Approximately inner derivations