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Example Sentences for "acquaintance"


We got acquainted at school, and eventually became good friendsI have a number of acquaintances who are working in the high-tech field.

We got acquainted at school, and eventually became good friends.

She's not really a friend; she's just an acquaintance.

She heard about the job through her acquaintance with someone working in the office.

He is well acquainted with the history of this country.

Her father is a very important official in the government of her country, and is said to be acquainted with the President himself.

Roman Emperor Claudius once observed that acquaintance lessens fame.

Franklin Jones once remarked that honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.

Jane Austen wrote that seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.

Seneca once said that when a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.

Chekov once wrote that a woman can become a man's friend only in the following stages - first an acquaintance, next a mistress, and only then a friend.

A man once observed that we get closer to God as we get more intimately and understandingly acquainted with the things He has created.

A Chinese proverb tells us that a man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world, but very few real friends.

Eliza Farnham once suggested that the ultimate aim of the human mind in all its efforts is to become acquainted with Truth.

Selwyn Champion once suggested that to read a book for the first time is to make the acquaintance of a new friend; to read it a second time is to meet an old one.

Samuel Johnson once advised that if a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone.

Feel free to wander around and acquaint yourself with the workings of the company for the first couple of days.

Ambrose Bierce once suggested that an acquaintance is a person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.

Sally is an acquaintance of mine; we met last week in class.

Discussion question: Are you a person who has few friends and many acquaintances, or do you have a large group of friends?
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