gain entrance

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gain entrance

To enter a place or location upon acquiring permission or a means of access. After getting the security guard's attention, we were able to gain entrance to the building.
See also: entrance, gain
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That is impossible," said Don Quixote: "I say it is impossible that there could be a knight-errant without a lady, because to such it is as natural and proper to be in love as to the heavens to have stars: most certainly no history has been seen in which there is to be found a knight-errant without an amour, and for the simple reason that without one he would be held no legitimate knight but a bastard, and one who had gained entrance into the stronghold of the said knighthood, not by the door, but over the wall like a thief and a robber.
How he gained entrance only Sing Lee knows, but a moment later there was a muffled crash of broken glass within the laboratory, and the Chinaman had slipped out, relocked the door, and scurried to his nearby shack.
How do you explain how the murderer gained entrance into Mademoiselle Stangerson's locked room?
Investigations carried out by the police indicated the culprits gained entrance to the clubhouse through the back door.
The shooting immediately raised questions about how the man gained entrance to the courthouse with a weapon, given that visitors must pass through metal detectors.
With the launching of a joint logistic project in China's Lian Yungang port, Kazakhstan gained entrance to the Pacific region.
According to police, the perpetrator gained entrance to the shed, ripped the cabinet off the wall and made off with the contents.
As a product of a single-parent family (my father died when I was 11), I went to Ebbw Vale Grammar School and, together with three of my classmates that year, gained entrance to Imperial College.
The cops gained entrance into Veal's house through rear window in her semi-detached home in Crow Arch Lane, by using a ladder, to find her extremely decomposed body and a number of dead cats and dogs along with a few alive ones.
The two-dozen activists had hoped to stand outside the chapel at Mary-knoll headquarters before Sunday services to "invite those entering the chapel to sign a petition supporting Father Roy," but "never gained entrance to the grounds of Mary-knoll," Dowling wrote in the letter.
HOUSEHOLDERS throughout Merseyside will be united in their support of the brave Wirral pensioner who fought off two raiders after they had gained entrance to his home.
AT the beginning of April, 1962, news filtered through that no fewer than 10 Greenhead High School girls had gained entrance to London University to read for honours degrees.
They gained entrance to the bridge using the threat of their guns.
Paul Kay, watch manager at the search and rescue team in Croxteth, said: "Two of my crew gained entrance to the property from the rear.
A group of 15 to 20 Chinese fans, young and old, breached security and gained entrance to the athletes' tent at the south end of Hayward Field, joining a horde of media in surrounding Xiang in a corner.