So who is likely to gain traction and interest, and perhaps ultimately the nomination?
The administration enthusiastically traded winning the future for a picayune present gain.
To be fair, it is not clear that Kerry lost any votes for the White House drive to gain congressional support.
CAN promoted his story to raise funds and to gain media exposure.
It would be sheer folly to think that Washington could gain control over these events or even exercise decisive influence.
Before our loving couple can gain their end they must first reach Toroczko.
Now, by my soul, I cannot lie, though it were to serve a friend or gain a mistress.
Give me the rest of this week for arrangements, and I promise that we shall all gain by it.
I think myself, that Hurd will be the man to gain the money.
If he may not have the gain of death, he will have the fruit of work in life.
late 15c., from Middle French gain, from Old French gaaigne "gain, profit, advantage; booty; arable land" (12c.), from gaaignier "to gain" (see gain (v.)). The original French sense enfolded the notions of "profit from agriculture" and "booty, prey." Implied earlier in Middle English gaignage (late 14c.) "profit from agriculture."
1520s, from Middle French gagner, from Old French gaaignier "to earn, gain; trade; capture, win," also "work in the fields, cultivate land," from Frankish *waidanjan "hunt, forage," also "graze, pasture," from Proto-Germanic *wartho "hunting ground" (cf. Old English waþ "hunting," German Weide "pasture, pasturage," Old Norse veiðr "hunting, catch of fish"), from PIE *weie- "to strive after, pursue with vigor, desire" (see venison). Related: Gained; gaining. To gain on "advance nearer" is from 1719. To gain ground (1620s) was originally military.
An increase in amount or degree.