Sentence Examples with the word get at

There were chores to do and she'd best get at them.

He did his best to get at the real facts, and after a number of conferences with the leaders became so convinced that nothing but a separate administration of the two countries would restore tranquillity that he promised to use his influence with his father to bring about that object - on receiving assurances that the personal union under the house of Orange would be maintained.

Peter had already determined to institute a most searching inquisition in order to get at the bottom of the mystery of the flight.

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The navy chafed at its inactivity and looked eagerly for some outlet where it could get at grips with its enemy.

To get at this reality and thus to reach a standpoint higher than that of aetiology was the problem of his as of all philosophy.

The strongest and most reliable hold which the ship has upon the whale when moored alongside, is by the flukes or tail; and as from its greater density that part is relatively heavier than any other (excepting the side-fins), its flexibility even in death, causes it to sink low beneath the surface; so that with the hand you cannot get at it from the boat, in order to put the chain round it.

It was necessary, therefore, for Epicurus to go back to nature to find a more enduring and a wider foundation for ethical doctrine, to go back from words to realities, to give up reasonings and get at feelings, to test conceptions and arguments by a final reference to the only touchstone of truth - to sensation.

To get at the female and the ova prolonged soaking in soap and water is necessary, the epiderm being rubbed away and the ointment then applied.

He looked at the approaching Frenchmen, and though but a moment before he had been galloping to get at them and hack them to pieces, their proximity now seemed so awful that he could not believe his eyes.

The effort to get at and abide by the literal sense is characteristic of Calvin's extensive exegetical works.