Bounderby was indeed born poor, but to loving parents, who sacrificed to procure him an education and a start in life.
Young described how he was ordered to procure a special cellphone so the lovers could secretly communicate.
What about people who had attempted to farm, but been stymied by their inability to procure government loans?
The narrator tries all manner of despicable tricks to procure her return.
The name of the group, paradoxically, is procure Saber, which in Portuguese means, Seek to Know.
I dare say the tribune could procure me a kid, said Locusta.
The settlers could only procure for their own consumption or the Indian market.
I need not urge the propriety of availing yourself of your present situation to procure a loan.
I have a plan which I think will procure his expulsion from the school.
With it they make their suspension bridges, build their houses, and procure narrow planking for their floors.
c.1300, "bring about, cause, effect," from Old French procurer "care for, be occupied with; bring about, cause; acquire, provide" (13c.) and directly from Late Latin procurare "manage, take care of;" from pro- "in behalf of" (see pro-) + curare "care for" (see cure (v.)). Main modern sense "obtain; recruit" (late 14c.) is via "take pains to get" (mid-14c.). Meaning "to obtain (women) for sexual gratification" is attested from c.1600. Related: Procured; procuring.