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Quotes of acquaintance

  1. U. S. soldiers, with whom I now have more than a passing acquaintance joke that they track my movements in order to know where they will be deployed next. – Christiane Amanpour
  2. A powerful attraction exists, therefore, to the promotion of a study and of duties of all others engrossing the time most completely, and which is less benefited than most others by any acquaintance with science. – Charles Babbage
  3. In such a case secrecy must be absolute to be effective, and although mere vague curiosity induced many persons of my intimate acquaintance to ask to be allowed to just go in and have a peep, I never admitted anyone. – Henry Bessemer
  4. There's sort of an open offer to work with a guy in Los Angeles who does big band and orchestra arrangements who was at least an acquaintance to Les Baxter before he passed away. – Jello Biafra
  5. Experience- the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced. – Ambrose Bierce
  6. Meanwhile, my residence within the Federal lines, and my acquaintance with so many of the officers, the origin of which I have already mentioned, enabled me to gain much important information as to the position and designs of the enemy. – Belle Boyd
  7. For my part, I confess I seldom listen to the players: one has so much to do, in looking about and finding out one's acquaintance that, really, one has no time to mind the stage. One merely comes to meet one's friends, and show that one's alive. – Fanny Burney
  8. The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance. – George Eliot
  9. The Mole had long wanted to make the I acquaintance of the Badger. He seemed, by all accounts, to be such an important personage and, though rarely visible, to make his unseen influence felt by everybody about the place. – Kenneth Grahame
  10. In Berlin I especially enjoyed the orchestral concerts, and I attended a large number of them. I formed the acquaintance of a good many musicians, several of whom spoke of my playing in high terms. – James Weldon Johnson
  11. Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger. – Franklin P. Jones
  12. It is evident that an acquaintance with natural laws means no less than an acquaintance with the mind of God therein expressed. – James Prescott Joule
  13. Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance – Rabindranath Tagore
  14. A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends. – George Washington

Usage examples for acquaintance

  1. You must make her acquaintance Mr. Colesworth, and hold your own against her, if you can. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. I want you for a friend- at least, for a friendly acquaintance – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  3. I might have been an acquaintance of the day before yesterday. – The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
  4. I shall let you go alone, for I can make nothing of the man's speech, and he smells somewhat rancid for a close acquaintance – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  5. Worse and worse; farewel; From this time have acquaintance but no friend. – The Maids Tragedy by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
  6. May I go up to her as any acquaintance would? – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  7. She said she had never met any of you girls and she didn't care for an acquaintance with you. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  8. 5. Describing the personal appearance of some one of your acquaintance – Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood
  9. Nell had shown him plainly that she had no use for him save as an acquaintance – The Heart of Canyon Pass by Thomas K. Holmes
  10. I'm glad you're not too shocked to continue our acquaintance – Nobody's Child by Elizabeth Dejeans
  11. He made acquaintance with low companions. – Bunyan by James Anthony Froude
  12. For me, Mr Boyd's acquaintance with my father was enough. – The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell
  13. Will marry her, as I said, make her as worthy as he can of the honour of my daughter's acquaintance – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  14. Young reader, permit me to introduce you to a more intimate acquaintance with them. – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  15. Happy to make your acquaintance Lady Joan. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  16. An old acquaintance once said to me, What are you preaching now? – Pleasure & Profit in Bible Study by Dwight Moody
  17. But she liked this new acquaintance – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  18. She had promised to call and say good- bye to an old acquaintance of hers who lived at Rock Building. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  19. The two- handed sword they now met for the first time, and the acquaintance brought little joy to them. – The Strong Arm by Robert Barr
  20. I'm not so easy to make acquaintance as I used to be. – The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells
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