ACQUAINTANCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ACQUAINTANCE
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acquaintance
 n.  personal knowledge or information about someone or something
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  I turned again to my new acquaintance.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
2  I made the pleasure of his acquaintance just after the war.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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3  Pearl saw, and gazed intently, but never sought to make acquaintance.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
4  At home, within and around her mother's cottage, Pearl wanted not a wide and various circle of acquaintance.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
5  So Pearl, who had enough of shadow in her own little life, chose to break off all acquaintance with this repining brook.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XVI. A FOREST WALK
6  His abilities in every respect improve as much upon acquaintance as his manners and person.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
7  Elinor had always thought it would be more prudent for them to settle at some distance from Norland, than immediately amongst their present acquaintance.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
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8  In the promotion of this object she was zealously active, as far as her ability reached; and missed no opportunity of projecting weddings among all the young people of her acquaintance.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
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9  He acquiesced in all her decisions, caught all her enthusiasm; and long before his visit concluded, they conversed with the familiarity of a long-established acquaintance.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
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10  Willoughby, on his side, gave every proof of his pleasure in their acquaintance, which an evident wish of improving it could offer.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
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11  In Colonel Brandon alone, of all her new acquaintance, did Elinor find a person who could in any degree claim the respect of abilities, excite the interest of friendship, or give pleasure as a companion.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
12  and this prepared a future mine of raillery against the devoted Elinor, which nothing but the newness of their acquaintance with Edward could have prevented from being immediately sprung.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
13  It makes one detest all one's acquaintance.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
14  Our acquaintance, however, is of many years date.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22
15  Mrs. Palmer and two elderly ladies of Mrs. Jennings's intimate acquaintance, whom she had met and invited in the morning, dined with them.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
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Example Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  She was a casual acquaintance of my family in Vienna.
2  He is not a friend of mine, only an acquaintance.
3  He has some little acquaintance with the Japanese language.
4  I am delighted to make your acquaintance, Mrs.
5  Professor Gladwyn would be an acquaintance worth cultivating.
6  He also reconnected with Doris Schmitz, an acquaintance from the University of Frankfurt.
7  When we got to the cabin we took a look at the front and the two sides; and on the side I warn't acquainted with -- which was the north side -- we found a square window-hole, up tolerable high, with just one stout board nailed across it.
8  In my experience, most of the incredulity is expressed by people who don't understand how evolution works and aren't acquainted with all evidence.
9  Henri de Lubac and Karol Wojtyla, who later became Pope, were already acquainted from the days of the Second Vatican Council.
10  I am not personally acquainted with the gentleman in question.
11  To be acquainted with the merit of ministry, we need only observe the condition of the people.
12  The lawyer acquainted himself with the details of his client's business affairs.
13  The best information about hotels usually comes from friends and acquaintances who have been there.
14  Claire has a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.
15  Old acquaintances will soon be remembered.