I see the big picture, which is that no matter how much insight and control you gain over matter, you will never control time.
He now entered the lists as Charles's rival, and tried to gain over the electors by every means in his power.
These were the only persons on the place of much importance to gain over.
It would be sufficient to gain over a small number of persons to be certain of being returned.
He tried, with success, to gain over to his side a portion of the population.
At the time of his defection, one of them was shot by a soldier, whose regiment she was endeavouring to gain over.
It is astounding what an evil influence some women can gain over men.
The test group shows no gain over the control group in strength of grip.
Mazarin laboured to gain over the lady, and he proposed to the ambitious and enterprising Charles IV.
They agreed readily, and undertook to gain over the Duke of Norfolk.
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.