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Nor will I, but by distant civilities, return the compliments of any of my acquaintances.

She meant, I suppose, to go to the Clarkes in Staffordshire, for she has no other acquaintances.

Acquaintances are quickly made and as quickly ended in a Pullman.

I did as he directed, and, on getting on board, I fell in with lots of acquaintances.

All the acquaintances I met asked me the news with eagerness.

"Oh, if you like, I will classify all our acquaintances for you," replied Claude.

Moreover, Mademoiselle Saget had plenty of acquaintances here.

Possibly from him and some other acquaintances of mine I may learn something.

After breakfast Captain Elisha went downtown to call on some acquaintances.

And to do that one must use one's acquaintances as rounds in the ladder.

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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