Perhaps worst of all, this scramble for spoils raises the value of gains even as it lowers the bar for action.
That could change after November if the GOP gains control of the senate.
So investors seeking superior returns have to try something new—talking their way to gains.
U.S. Honda sales rose 30.9 percent from September 2011, to 117,211 units, led by gains in the Accord and the Civic.
The United States gains a great ally with the birth of the Republic of Southern Sudan.
The reference was to the safe in which the old people in the district stored their gains.
He gains them at a bound, or rather, he dwells there always.
He showed concernment in their gains, or in their losses, and offered sometimes to hold their cards.
His is a character that gains from the mystery of romance cast over it.
"It will be a fine thing for Judith if she gains a friend like you, Madeleine," interrupted Molly warmly.
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.