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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACQUAINTANCE

Keep me posted, please, as to your success in making their acquaintance.

By the way, Miss Gracie, I think he is an acquaintance of yours.

But what would such a rule as that do with most of the Christians of your acquaintance?

A word about Autun itself, a town that improves marvellously on acquaintance.

Yates had one receipt for making the acquaintance of all mankind.

My name is Claude Bennett, and I'm happy to make your acquaintance.

Had she sinned in making the acquaintance of Felicien, and then in keeping it a secret?

But dancing was the only feminine accomplishment with which she had any acquaintance.

All this time I was the envy of my acquaintance; but I was more deserving of their compassion.

This was a signal perfectly well understood by her acquaintance.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "state of being acquainted;" late 14c., "person with whom one is acquainted;" also "personal knowledge;" from Old French acointance "acquaintance, friendship, familiarity," noun of action from acointer (see acquaint). Acquaintant (17c.), would have been better in the "person known" sense but is now obsolete.

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