What does earned mean?

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Verb
  1. simple past tense and past participle of earn
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It was for his theological writings that he earned the title of Doctor Anglorum, and why he was made a saint.
She's worked hard to get where she is. You shouldn't begrudge her the success she's earned.
He earned his high school diploma by attending classes at night.
They earned thousands of dollars on resales of the baseball tickets.
Ms. Callaghan, 36, is a genre-scoffing playwright whose antinaturalist works have earned a downtown following.
But for most of the Peninsular War, where he earned his fame, his troops lacked the numbers for an attack.

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