purchase (v.) Old form(s): purchas'd, purchast
acquire, obtain, win
2H4 IV.v.199[King Henry IV to Prince Henry] what in me was purchased / Falls upon thee in a more fairer sort
3H6 III.iii.70[Queen to Lewis and Bona] how can tyrants safely govern home, / Unless abroad they purchase great alliance?
AYL III.ii.330[Orlando to Rosalind as Ganymede] Your accent is something finer than you could purchase in so removed a dwelling
Cor II.i.134[Menenius to Valeria, of the praise of Martius' deeds] not without his true purchasing [i.e. he has truly earned it]
MV II.ix.43[Arragon to himself] O that ... clear honour / Were purchased by the merit of the wearer!
R2 I.iii.282[John of Gaunt to Bolingbroke] say I sent thee forth to purchase honour
Tit II.iii.275[Saturninus reading a letter, as if from Martius and Quintus] Do this and purchase us thy lasting friends
TNK II.iv.26[Arcite to Theseus, explaining his presence at court] To purchase name, and do my ablest service
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