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01. Personally, I've never really [acquired] a taste for whiskey.
02. The artist [acquired] a lot of useful art supplies while shopping in the big city.
03. The [acquisition] of a number of original paintings by Vincent van Gogh was a major accomplishment for the new museum.
04. Kenneth [acquired] a 60% stake in the company after the death of his partner.
05. Averil Coxhead has noted that young children [acquire] new words in their native language at an amazing rate.
06. Coffee is a taste that I've never been able to [acquire].
07. Chris' band is [acquiring] a good reputation in the clubs around town.
08. Have you heard my latest CD [acquisition] by Santana?
09. Sam Ewing once observed that we are all born into the world with nothing. Everything we [acquire] after that is profit.
10. Laurence J. Peter once said that education helps one [acquire] a higher grade of prejudices.
11. There is a Saudi Arabian proverb which states that knowledge [acquired] as a child is more lasting than an engraving in stone.
12. Following the merger, restructuring was deemed necessary in order to incorporate the newly [acquired] plants and employees.
13. You must declare everything you have purchased or [acquired] abroad at Customs.
14. Parrots, most famous of all talking birds, rarely [acquire] a vocabulary of more than twenty words.
15. A human fetus [acquires] fingerprints at the age of three months.
16. Karla had [acquired] a bit of an English accent after living in London for 5 years.
17. Jamaican politics has [acquired] a reputation for bringing violence to the streets of this island nation.
18. Franklin Adams once remarked, "I find that a great part of the information I have was [acquired] by looking up something, and finding something else on the way."
19. The United States [acquired] Florida from Spain in 1819.
20. Albert Einstein once said that wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the life-long attempt to [acquire] it.
21. Scientists estimate that our earth [acquired] its present size between 4,000 million and 5,000 million years ago.
22. The rulers of Tibet brought Buddhism to the country in the 8th century in order to [acquire] the higher culture they saw in neighboring kingdoms.
23. Psychologists regard learning as more than simply the process of [acquiring] knowledge.
24. Psychologists make inferences about the process of learning and the [acquisition] of knowledge by observing behavior, and noting how behavior changes over time.
25. Our sense of touch allows us to [acquire] information about the weight, shape, firmness and texture of objects in our environment.
26. The library has some new [acquisitions] that you might want to check out.
27. Keith Folse has observed that second language learners see [acquisition] of vocabulary as their greatest source of problems.
28. By the mid-seventeenth century, Italian opera had [acquired] the essential features it would maintain largely without change for the next two centuries.

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