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Acquired

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Acqu'ired. particip. adj. [from acquire.] Gained by one's self, in opposition to those things which are bestowed by nature.

We are seldom at ease, and free enough from the solicitation of our natural or adopted desires; but a constant succession of uneasiness, out of that stock, which natural wants, or acquired habits, have heaped up, take the will in their turns. Locke.

Sources: Locke, John (269)

Attributes: Participial Adjective (26)

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