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- n. Neglect or disuse of familiarity, or familiar acquaintance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Neglect of disuse of familiarity, or familiar acquaintance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Want of acquaintance; unacquaintance; unfamiliarity.
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The hotels kept up a specious brilliancy and hospitable outlook, but inside one saw vast empty caverns, and the footrails at the bars gleamed brightly from long disacquaintance with the sole-leather of customers.
On the contrary, if conscience, by a long neglect of, and disacquaintance with itself, comes to contract an inveterate rust or soil, a man may as well expect to see his face in a mud-wall, as that such a conscience should give him a true report of his condition; no, it leaves him wholly in the dark, as to the greatest concern he has in both worlds.