Sentence Examples with the word get hold of

Oddly enough Amadeus did in the end get hold of the city, for, having been elected pope under the name of Felix V., he named himself to the vacant see of Geneva (1444), and kept it, after his resignation of the Papacy in 1449, till his death in 1451.

They were a weapon apt to be dangerous to the employer, but the terror they inspired was such that every potentate sought to get hold of them.