gainings

gainings

(ˈɡeɪnɪŋz)
pl n
profits or earnings
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I have been well for ten days, but have remained in bed in the hope of gaining by repose the strength that would justify me in taking your medicines.
THE SAGOTHS WERE GAINING ON US RAPIDLY, FOR once they had sighted us they had greatly increased their speed.
It is possible her behaviour may arise only from vanity, or the wish of gaining the admiration of a man whom she must imagine to be particularly prejudiced against her; but it is more likely that she should aim at something further.
But chance decreed, at the moment of plunging into the staircase, that he was attracted by a moving point then gaining ground upon that road.
But all his gallantry, wit, and gaiety, all his graces and accomplishments, would have been of little or no avail towards gaining the fortress of my pupil, had not the impudent thief taken the precaution of gaining me over first.
This pursuit lasted nearly three-quarters of an hour, without the frigate gaining two yards on the cetacean.
Bennet had been to Epsom and Clapham, before his arrival, but without gaining any satisfactory information; and that he was now determined to inquire at all the principal hotels in town, as Mr.
For the balance of the day and all the following night we raced across that ochre wilderness with the pursuers at our back ever gaining upon us.
The reason of this singular conduct on the part of the moon did not occur to us at first, but it did afterward when we reflected that we were gaining about twenty minutes every day because we were going east so fast--we gained just about enough every day to keep along with the moon.
It is a detachment of Arabs or Tibbous, and they are galloping in the same direction with us, as though in flight, but we are going faster than they, and we are rapidly gaining on them.
We were now picking up speed a trifle, and he was not gaining upon us so fast as at first.
For I was not prepared to see Father Mapple after gaining the height, slowly turn round, and stooping over the pulpit, deliberately drag up the ladder step by step, till the whole was deposited within, leaving him impregnable in his little Quebec.