English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "gain"

He was eventually able to find gainful employment after working almost the entire year in a crappy little minimum-wage jobI've gained a lot of weight over the last year because I haven't been doing much exercise.

He was eventually able to find gainful employment after working almost the entire year in a crappy little minimum-wage job.

Today, on the occasion of the marriage of our oldest child, we are happy in knowing that we have not lost a daughter; we have gained a son-in-law.

You can gain a lot of important experience by doing volunteer work.

Sony is expected to gain millions through the merger.

You have nothing to gain by being so mean to your sister, so stop it.

Brent has gained almost 4 inches since the last time I measured him.

There is a traditional proverb which states that all the wisdom you gain, you will pay for in pain.

There is a Scottish proverb which states that a penny saved is a penny gained.

Moderate consumption of alcohol does not appear to contribute to weight gain.

A recent study shows that approximately 92 percent of Americans prefer milk chocolate over dark chocolate, but dark chocolate is gaining in popularity.

Forty percent of American adults said they expect to gain weight during the winter holiday season.

Beginning in 1993, the Queen of England agreed to pay taxes on income and capital gains.

Studies show that when premature babies receive a daily massage routine, they gain an average 47 percent more weight.

Studies show that boys gain status within their peer group for behavior adults regard as troublesome.

Evidence has been found which suggests that many people gain and lose weight in accordance with the cycles of the moon.

Buddhists believe that unless a person gains enlightenment, he or she will be reborn after death.

Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821.

Reggae star Bob Marley sang, Don't gain the world, and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.

Sathya Sai Baba once noted that every experience is a lesson, and every loss is a gain.

Baseball player Satchel Paige once remarked, Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.

A Finnish proverb notes that what is gained in war is eaten in war.

Felix Mendelssohn's two greatest symphonies served to preserve impressions he gained of the landscapes and sounds he encountered during his travels in Italy and the British Isles.

Find someone who has gained weight in the past three months.


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