Bridget's saintly and charitable life soon made her known far and wide; she gained, too, great religious influence over her husband, with whom (1341-1343) she went on pilgrimage to St James of Compostella.
You've gained some valuable experience about how things can get out of control so quickly.
From the first Mr Hart gained the entire confidence of the members of the Chinese government, who were wise enough to recognize his loyal and able assistance.
In the universities of the Netherlands and of lower Germany, as yet free from the conservatism of the old-established seats of learning, the new system gained an easy victory over Aristotelianism, and, as it was adapted for lectures and examinations, soon became almost as scholastic as the doctrines it had supplanted.
The dark eyes lost their concern and gained a spark of humor.
Her sense of touch has sensibly increased during the year, and has gained in acuteness and delicacy.
Yes, we have gained a victory over Bonaparte, just when I'm not serving.
"What I have certainly gained is freedom," he began seriously, but did not continue, noticing that this theme was too egotistic.
Nothing could be gained by dwelling on such thoughts.
Nothing could be gained by remaining still.
It was beautiful in winter, but it would be much more so when the trees gained color.
The following day, Mr. Rupert Youngblood gained more notoriety, appearing on a national television morning show.
She was looking him over, noting that he had gained back the weight and muscle tone, and that he looked delightful again.
How he gained her trust?
His voice gained an edge.
Clusters of sixties and seventies-style subdivisions had blossomed during the post-war era of rush to the 'burbs. These look-alikes that originally carried names like Camelot or South Pacific were at first scorned by Parkside's gentry but had slowly gained a level of respectability.
The doctor suggested as much exercise could be gained by walking without the added risk of injury.
Vinnie Baratto stuffed his face with a double breakfast order and gained confidence with every bite.
She had gained enough weight to fill out the bodice completely.
In 1734 he was appointed under-secretary of state, and he soon gained a position of great personal influence with George II.
Albuera is celebrated on account of the victory gained there on the 16th of May 1811 by the British, Portuguese and Spaniards, under Marshal Beresford, over the French army commanded by Marshal Soult.
Fabricius afterwards gained a series of victories over the Samnites, the Lucanians and the Bruttians, and on his return to Rome received the honour of a triumph.
McClellan's forces gained possession of the greater part of the territory in the summer of 1861, and Union control was never seriously threatened, in spite of Lee's attempt in the same year.
A commendatory letter from Erasmus gained him the good offices of Sir Thomas More.
He was the son of a raja of Thanesar, who gained prominence by successful wars against the Huns, and came to the throne in A.D.
Rupert, who from 1353 to 1390 was sole ruler, gained the electoral dignity for the Palatinate of the Rhine in 1356 by a grant of some lands in upper Bavaria to the emperor Charles IV.
A bigoted Sunni, he resolved on putting down the Shiite heresy, which had gained many adherents in Turkey: the number of these was estimated as high as 40,000.
In 294 B.C. he was defeated at Mantineia by Demetrius Poliorcetes, who invaded Laconia, gained a second victory close to Sparta, and was on the point of taking the city itself when he was called t So Plut.
On sea the Athenians, after two minor engagements, gained a decisive victory which enabled them to blockade Aegina.
The visits to the United Kingdom of properly organized teams of bowlers from Australia and New Zealand in 1901 and from Canada in 1904 demonstrated that the game had gained enormously in popularity.
In 1666 he was appointed teacher of 'medicine at Mainz and body-physician to the archbishop-elector; and the same year he was made councillor of commerce (Commerzienrat) at Vienna, where he had gained the powerful support of Albrecht, Count Zinzendorf, prime minister and grand chamberlain of the emperor Leopold I.
Theodosius, after a two days' fight, gained the victory by the treachery of one of Arbogast's generals, sent to cut off his retreat.
The most important are those on Madame de Montausier (1672), which gained him the membership of the Academy, the duchesse d'Aiguillon (1675), and, above all, Marshal Turenne (1676).
Flechier, by his leniency and tact, succeeded in bringing over some of them to his views, and even gained the esteem of those who declined to change their faith.
I do not think that the knowledge which I have gained of its history and sources compensates me for the unpleasant details it has forced upon my attention.
That is what you have gained by alienating me!
But he did not express his thoughts, for in such matters, too, he had gained experience.
Not that sort of victory which is defined by the capture of pieces of material fastened to sticks, called standards, and of the ground on which the troops had stood and were standing, but a moral victory that convinces the enemy of the moral superiority of his opponent and of his own impotence was gained by the Russians at Borodino.
Besides, there was nothing to be gained in either case by saying anything – to either of you.
I recently gained access to this database that the company's owner uses.
"I'm much more comfortable telling you why I feel capable of performing the duties than picking apart Mr. Fitzgerald," Dean said as he detailed his duties in direct police work and the experience he'd gained from them.
I've gained five pounds.
The little time gained was offset by the anger it aroused.
That was best until the men gained a little confidence riding.
At any rate, nothing could be gained by feeling sorry for herself.
The motives alike of geographical convenience and of the advantages to be gained by recognizing these movements of Roman subjects combined to urge a forward policy at Rome, and when the vigorous Vespasian had succeeded the fool-criminal Nero, a series of advances began which gradually closed up the acute angle, or at least rendered it obtuse.
After a period of vacillation he deserted Louis and joined the Holy League, which had been formed to expel the French from Italy; but unable to raise troops, he served with the English forces as a volunteer and shared in the victory gained over the French at the battle of the Spurs near Therouanne on the 16th of August 1513.
His earlier papers were mostly concerned with crystallography, and the reputation they gained him led to his appointment as Privatdozent at Konigsberg, where in 1828 he became extraordinary, and in 1829 ordinary, professor of mineralogy and physics.
He gained the favour of Louis XIV.
The philosophy of Descartes fought its first battles and gained its first triumphs in the country of his adoption.
The employer gained $9 an hour, Chang got a job, and no one is worse off.
But realize, no new net efficiencies are gained from this move.
In one case, the technology, writing, probably resulted in our memories getting worse, but we gained much more than we lost.
The old prince knew that if he told his daughter she was making a mistake and that Anatole meant to flirt with Mademoiselle Bourienne, Princess Mary's self-esteem would be wounded and his point (not to be parted from her) would be gained, so pacifying himself with this thought, he called Tikhon and began to undress.
Berg, who had obtained his captaincy during the campaign, had gained the confidence of his superiors by his promptitude and accuracy and had arranged his money matters very satisfactorily.
It was the last spiritual struggle between life and death, in which death gained the victory.
He had expressed an opinion that the true art of memory was not to be gained by technical devices, but by a philosophical apprehension of things; and the cardinal de Berulle, the founder of the Congregation of the Oratory, was so struck by the tone of the remarks as to impress upon the speaker the duty of spending his life in the examination of truth.
Then again, if she gained more confidence, maybe it would make both Alex and Katie feel that she wasn't a lost cause.
Officer Quint had gained four new friends.