To be of acquaintance

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To be of acquaintance to be intimate.
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Usage

In literature:

The high favor which she showed to him would be welcomed with joy by at least a half-dozen of his acquaintance.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
If they had followed the plan of an old farmer of my acquaintance they would not now be obliged to mourn a corn crop cut off by frost.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 3, January 19, 1884." by Various
Of these latter I found my new acquaintance to be one.
"Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men And Women And Other Things In General Originally Published In Blackwood's Magazine - 1864" by Charles Lever
To any one acquainted with Marcia, her manner of commencing her letter would be a revelation.
"Molly Bawn" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
The new acquaintance appeared to be a man of sixty or thereabouts.
"Peak and Prairie" by Anna Fuller
After all she felt a little guilty to be idle, and was afraid of coming upon acquaintances.
"The Adventures of Maya the Bee" by Waldemar Bonsels
No butcher, except he be well acquainted with the treatment of a breeding stock, ought to be a judge of breeding animals.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
Yet he don't seem to be very well acquainted in this part of town neither.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
It is to be regretted, however, that the observant officer does not acquaint us with the taste of the waters.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 3, September 1864" by Various
Their visitor proved to be none other than von Liebknecht, the officer in charge of the regiment, with whom they were now well acquainted.
"Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal" by G. Harvey Ralphson
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In poetry:

The butchers stepped to jolly Robin,
Acquainted with him for to be;
"Come, brother," one said, "we be all of one trade,
Come, will you go dine with me?"
"Robin Hood And The Butcher" by Andrew Lang

In news:

Sims was said to be an acquaintance of the victim.
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be acquainted, another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary.
When I told an acquaintance I was going to see Rock of Ages, he said, "I feel so sorry for you," to which his girlfriend replied, "Oh, I don't think it will be that bad".
Lichtsinn knew the VFW to be a dangerous area, knew Billingsley, knew Billingsley to be a convicted felon, and knew Billingsley had a history of dangerous acquaintances when he responded to the call.
), Seoul Garden is a great place to get acquainted, as it offers a little of this, a little of that, rather than being completely focused on barbecue, say, or tofu.
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In science:

These networks have the property of being searchable, i.e. people (nodes in a network) can direct messages through their network of acquaintances to reach a distant specific target in only a few steps [20–22].
Self-avoiding walks on scale-free networks
In this survey we attempt to give a historical and conceptual overview of these developments without going into technical details, so that it should hopefully be suitable for a first acquaintance with the sub ject.
Self-similarity and random walks
They should be familiar to the reader acquainted with existing graphical calculus of various types (planar algebra theory, Feynman diagrams theory, traced category theory).
Random graph states, maximal flow and Fuss-Catalan distributions
Because people at parties tend to cluster in groups of five, we consider a party to be imperfect if there are five people who are mutual acquaintances, or five who are mutual strangers. A perfect party is one which is not imperfect.
Uses of randomness in computation
Although these multipole lens models are very simple here, they provide new opportunities to study the image multiplicities of strong gravitational lensing, which could hardly be acquainted by general quadrupole lenses.
Multipole Gravitational Lensing and High-order Perturbations on the Quadrupole Lens
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