Funny, gaining the attention of passersby like Lanier is exactly why organizers fought so hard to host this rally where they did.
Much ado was made of a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll showing Romney gaining substantially among women voters.
However, in recent years, calls for a solely ceremonial royal house in The Netherlands have been gaining strength.
He was gaining confidence the painting would soon be found as well.
Just gaining entry was difficult, and in many cases firefighters had to clamber up and lower themselves through windows.
On gaining the pine grove, a council was held to devise what was the most prudent step to take.
The inner office was locked, but he had no difficulty in gaining admission.
Yet, after all the studies of the past decade, the old belief that pellagra is essentially of dietary origin is gaining ground.
It was evident, however, that the boat was gaining on her, and the men redoubled their efforts.
She was gaining the victory again, and he changed his tactics.
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.