Quality drugs and medical supplies are always in short supply and procuring them is a major source of corruption.
Fearing sobriety, I drink ceaselessly, as the only way of procuring sleep at night.
"I know a means of procuring them," said the duchesse, thoughtlessly.
He hath right well shown their prate to be false by procuring my deliverance; more by token that I never believed it.
The mode of procuring it is to steal it from the nest, in the absence of the birds.
He made his arrangements on the shortest possible notice, while Haslam undertook the business of procuring passports and the like.
At first Harold experienced great difficulty in procuring men.
At first bribery was tried, and a regular fund of secret-service money was set apart for procuring conversions.
He fell to them with only a perfunctory acknowledgment of my agency in procuring them.
Our friend Mohammed is in full pursuit of them, with fair hopes of procuring their return.
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.