Careful Words

get (n.)

get (v.)

get (adj.)

It is a very good world to live in,

To lend, or to spend, or to give in;

But to beg or to borrow, or to get a man's own,

It is the very worst world that ever was known.

Earl Of Rochester (1647-1680):

Get money; still get money, boy,

No matter by what means.

Ben Jonson (1573-1637): Every Man in his Humour. Act ii. Sc. 3.

  When a man says, "Get out of my house! what would you have with my wife?" there is no answer to be made.

Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616): Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xliii.

Get place and wealth, if possible, with grace;

If not, by any means get wealth and place.

Alexander Pope (1688-1744): Satires, Epistles, and Odes of Horace. Epistle i. Book i. Line 103.

  Get thee behind me, Satan.

New Testament: Matthew xvi. 23.

  Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny. Get thee to a nunnery, go.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Hamlet. Act iii. Sc. 1.

  Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting get understanding.

Old Testament: Proverbs iv. 7.