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- n. The state of being acquainted; acquaintance.
- n. An acquaintance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A state of being acquainted; acquaintance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of having acquaintance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a relationship less intimate than friendship
And even while he is speaking to us, though the length of our acquaintanceship is short, we detect an unwonted relaxation in his manner, a confidence that has found understanding and seeks to lay itself bare.
Thus they soon dropped the idea of acquaintanceship, and began to think of him as friend, and there you have in a word the secret of his wide influence.
Also, I wanted to develop some kind of acquaintanceship, not friendship, get to know something about them, personally, and work my way into being able to invite them to having dinner, or a drink, or something that would not seem so suggestive as to hiring them for their services.
We struck up a kind of acquaintanceship, though I felt conscious that he did not in the least care about doing so, that he probably would not give me another thought.
One of the few males on the coven questioned, "If this Bible Peddler and the deceased Individualist were seen in the same vicinity, is there the possibility that there was some kind of acquaintanceship between them?"
Presumably by disclosing in this manner an easy acquaintanceship with persons famous, exotic, or deeply unexpected, this stratagem may achieve an immediate effect of heightened drama — and enable you to conduct the rest of your conversation entirely unimpeded.
If I remember correctly, you had forged a sort of acquaintanceship with him and often had a new piece of information to tell me.
"He made enough of an acquaintanceship with me at the time to arrange a later meeting, and he had information about TWA 800," Mr. Hill said.
It isn't so much a matter of money – for many of the tenant farmers to-day are as well off as the statesmen of the last generation, who often had their properties mortgaged up to the hilt – as of length of acquaintanceship, for in these days some farmers will be in three or four dales in ten years.
I do suggest that most of us non-Natives, living with virtually no trace of Native life, past or present, nor acquaintanceship with a Native person, have lost connection not only with values that grew here before we did, but with the very soil.
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