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Sample sentences for the GRE study word obtain

obtain can be used as a
obtain can be used as a verb

1.Hence nor obtrude your anguish on my eyes. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
2.Unwilling to obtrude himself on the princess, Rostov did not go back to the house but remained in the village awaiting her departure. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
3.A pose is selected that makes a good design of line and colour--a good pattern--and the character of the sitter is not allowed to obtrude or mar the symmetry of the whole considered as a beautiful panel. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
4.But then the impossibility of the thing obtruded itself upon me. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
5.But last summer he was again most painfully obtruded on my notice. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
6.Not a leaf stirred not a sound obtruded upon great Nature's meditation. - from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
7.The knitting old woman with the cat obtruded herself upon my memory as a most improper person to be sitting at the other end of such an affair. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
8.Looking towards the open window, I saw light wreaths from Joe's pipe floating there, and I fancied it was like a blessing from Joe,--not obtruded on me or paraded before me, but pervading the air we shared together. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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