from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state or condition of being unacquainted; unfamiliarity with something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Unacquaintance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being unacquainted.
This, said he, might be my folly, and my unacquaintedness with what passion your sex can shew when they are in earnest.
But supposing I could remain there concealed, to what might my youth, my sex, and unacquaintedness of the ways of that great, wicked town, expose me! —
By distance and unacquaintedness, abundance of mistakes between ministers and people are fomented; while, on the other hand, familiarity will tend to beget those affections which may open their ears to further instruction.
Certain it is, that the root of all the sinful cares, which sometimes are ready to devour the hearts of God's people, is this unacquaintedness with the work and mind of the
I cannot find them in the ways of the world, and conformity to it; in darkness, ignorance, neglect of duty, and utter unacquaintedness with gospel truths, -- the gifts and graces of the Spirit.
But let us all be advised, in such a day as this, not to make darkness our refuge, and an unacquaintedness with our duty our relief; but let us search and see what Christ hath spoken concerning such a day where there is the profession of the gospel.
Take "ignorance" for that which is a moral defect in any kind, or an unacquaintedness with that which anyone ought to know, or is necessary unto him as to the perfection of his condition or his duty, and it is false that ever any of them ascribed it unto him.
It grieves me ofttimes to see poor souls, that have a zeal for God and a desire of eternal welfare, kept by such directors and directions under a hard, burdensome, outside worship and service of God, with many specious endeavours for mortification, in an utter ignorance of the righteousness of Christ, and unacquaintedness with his Spirit, all their days.
Such outside endeavours, such bodily exercises, such self-performances, such merely legal duties, without the least mention of Christ or his Spirit, are varnished over with swelling words of vanity, for the only means and expedients for the mortification of sin, as discover a deep-rooted unacquaintedness with the power of God and mystery of the gospel.
The eighth direction: Thoughtfulness of the excellency of the majesty of God -- Our unacquaintedness with him proposed and considered.
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