Definition of 'acquaintance'
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She fled abroad to escape her tormentors and keeps her past a secret from new acquaintances. The Sun (2016)There is a difference between intimacy and social contact, close friends and acquaintances. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What is it that old acquaintances aren't supposed to forget? Times, Sunday Times (2016)At first acquaintance Bedfordshire seems a rather nondescript county to walk in. Times, Sunday Times (2016)An acquaintance who always makes you smile could be The One. The Sun (2017)To most friends and acquaintances, I remained my old self. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You have got your retirement to catch up with old acquaintances over dinner. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Edward did not refer to the past for some time after they had renewed their acquaintance. The Children of the New Forest (1847)It will be a new acquaintance for me. The Sun (2015)His own books carry the imprint of their close acquaintance. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)She had a regular round of calls with neighbours for coffee and had many friends and acquaintances. Banish Anxiety - how to stop worrying and take charge of your life (1991)The first "acquaintance" process after delivery may be an especially important one for parents. The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)The person will fail to recognise various old friends and acquaintances. Blaikie's Guide to Modern Manners (2005)His engaging smile was always the first thing new acquaintances noticed about him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Economic commentary and a flair for language are rarely close acquaintances. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She also ceased most of her contacts with her former friends and acquaintances. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Rarely will you feel so at home on a motorcycle at first acquaintance. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He wrote that he had been contacted by acquaintances seeking advice as to whether they should talk to me. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Better still, the musicians to whom he was introduced were happy to make his acquaintance. THE LAST PARTY: Britpop, Blair and the demise of English rock (2003)Visiting by friends, acquaintances and loved ones is open. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Is there any sort of etiquette for probing the relatives of one 's acquaintances for information? Times, Sunday Times (2009)The French seem to value making physical contact with acquaintances more than we do here. Times, Sunday Times (2009)How does an Englishman greet an acquaintance whom one meets in the street? Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is partly the sharp contrast between seeing a close friend and a mere acquaintance that makes contacts with outsiders seem so stiff. Cultural Anthropology (1995)I look forward to seeing the place again, renewing old acquaintances. The Sun (2006)A small acquaintance with history or anthropology suggests that humans have the capacity for the most outlandish beliefs as well as the most wicked crimes. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)During the night, individuals from both groups visited each other, renewing acquaintances. Cultural Anthropology (1995)Times of greeting and sharing in a public context, especially with strangers or distant acquaintances, are unnatural and sometimes painfully uncomfortable. Christianity Today (2000)I’ve heard so much about him, and I do so want to make his acquaintance. The Wind in the Willows (1908)
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Translations for 'acquaintance'
British English: acquaintance NOUN
An acquaintance is someone who you have met and know slightly, but not well.
The proprietor was an old acquaintance of his.
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