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.
He fell to them with only a perfunctory acknowledgment of my agency in procuring them.
He hath right well shown their prate to be false by procuring my deliverance; more by token that I never believed it.
Any little comforts you have had here have been of his procuring.
He made his arrangements on the shortest possible notice, while Haslam undertook the business of procuring passports and the like.
This seemed evident, as there was no other apparent means of procuring water.
At first bribery was tried, and a regular fund of secret-service money was set apart for procuring conversions.
I can see no difficulty in our procuring a subsistence here.
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.