acquaintance

01. I have a number of [acquaintances] who are working in the high-tech field.
02. We got [acquainted] at school, and eventually became good friends.
03. She's not really a friend; she's just an [acquaintance].
04. She heard about the job through her [acquaintance] with someone working in the office.
05. He is well [acquainted] with the history of this country.
06. Her father is a very important official in the government of her country, and is said to be [acquainted] with the President himself.
07. Roman Emperor Claudius once observed that [acquaintance] lessens fame.
08. Franklin Jones once remarked that honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an [acquaintance], or a stranger.
09. Jane Austen wrote that seven years would be insufficient to make some people [acquainted] with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.
10. Seneca once said that when a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many [acquaintances], but no friends.
11. Chekov once wrote that a woman can become a man's friend only in the following stages - first an [acquaintance], next a mistress, and only then a friend.
12. A man once observed that we get closer to God as we get more intimately and understandingly [acquainted] with the things He has created.
13. A Chinese proverb tells us that a man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of [acquaintances] in the world, but very few real friends.
14. Eliza Farnham once suggested that the ultimate aim of the human mind in all its efforts is to become [acquainted] with Truth.
15. Selwyn Champion once suggested that to read a book for the first time is to make the [acquaintance] of a new friend; to read it a second time is to meet an old one.
16. Samuel Johnson once advised that if a man does not make new [acquaintances] as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone.
17. Feel free to wander around and [acquaint] yourself with the workings of the company for the first couple of days.
18. Ambrose Bierce once suggested that an [acquaintance] is a person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
19. Sally is an [acquaintance] of mine; we met last week in class.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Acquaintance — Ac*quaint ance, n. [OE. aqueintance, OF. acointance, fr. acointier. See {Acquaint}.] 1. A state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more than slight or superficial, knowledge; personal knowledge gained by intercourse short of that of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acquaintance — [ə kwānt′ ns] n. 1. knowledge (of something) gotten from personal experience or study of it [an intimate acquaintance with the plays of Jonson] 2. the state or relation of being acquainted (with someone) 3. a person or persons whom one knows, but …   English World dictionary

  • acquaintance — (n.) c.1300, state of being acquainted; late 14c., person with whom one is acquainted; also personal knowledge; from O.Fr. acointance acquaintance, friendship, familiarity, noun of action from acointer (see ACQUAINT (Cf. acquaint)). Acquaintant… …   Etymology dictionary

  • acquaintance — [n1] a person known informally associate, association, colleague, companion, contact, friend, neighbor; concept 423 Ant. stranger acquaintance [n2] knowledge of something through experience awareness, cognizance, conversance, familiarity,… …   New thesaurus

  • acquaintance — and description …   Philosophy dictionary

  • acquaintance — index cognition, experience (background), knowledge (awareness) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • acquaintance — *friend, intimate, confidant Analogous words: *associate, companion, comrade, crony Contrasted words: *stranger, outsider …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • acquaintance — ► NOUN 1) familiarity with or knowledge of someone or something. 2) a person one knows slightly …   English terms dictionary

  • acquaintance — n. familiarity 1) to have an acquaintance with (he has some acquaintance with statistics) 2) a slight, superficial acquaintance 3) on acquaintance (on closer acquaintance he proved to be a nice person) 4) an acquaintance with casual friendship 5) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • acquaintance — ac|quaint|ance [əˈkweıntəns] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(somebody you know)¦ 2¦(relationship)¦ 3 make somebody s acquaintance 4¦(knowledge)¦ 5 of your acquaintance 6 on first acquaintance ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(SOMEBODY YOU KNOW)¦ someone you know, but who is not a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • acquaintance — noun 1 person you know ADJECTIVE ▪ casual ▪ I ran into a casual acquaintance in town. ▪ new ▪ close, old ▪ business …   Collocations dictionary

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