What about people who had attempted to farm, but been stymied by their inability to procure government loans?
Young described how he was ordered to procure a special cellphone so the lovers could secretly communicate.
The name of the group, paradoxically, is procure Saber, which in Portuguese means, Seek to Know.
Bounderby was indeed born poor, but to loving parents, who sacrificed to procure him an education and a start in life.
The narrator tries all manner of despicable tricks to procure her return.
I dare say the tribune could procure me a kid, said Locusta.
I did nothing but what I thought my duty to procure his favour.
I need not urge the propriety of availing yourself of your present situation to procure a loan.
What if he should get into a train without a ticket, or send a guard to procure one for him?
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.