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Definition of Acquaintance


  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 friendship or intimacy; as, I know the man; but have no acquaintance with him.
  2. A person or persons with whom one is acquainted.

Acquaintance Quotations

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
Rabindranath Tagore

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

When a man looks across a street, sees a pretty girl, and waves at her, that's not a rendezvous, that's a passing acquaintance. When he walks across the street and nibbles on her ear, that's a rendezvous!
Wally Schirra

Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge. A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty, and leave nether room nor demand for a theory of probabilities.
George Boole

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
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Acquaintance Translations

acquaintance in Afrikaans is kennis
acquaintance in Danish is bekendt
acquaintance in Dutch is kennis, relatie, bekende
acquaintance in French is connaissance
acquaintance in German is Bekanntschaft
acquaintance in Italian is conoscenza, conoscente
acquaintance in Norwegian is bekjentskap
acquaintance in Portuguese is conhecimento
acquaintance in Swedish is bekantskap
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