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To be acquainted with

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To be acquainted with to be possessed of personal knowledge of; to be cognizant of; to be more or less familiar with; to be on terms of social intercourse with.
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Quotations

  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord%20Chesterfield
    “The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.”

Usage

In literature:

I shall be glad to be better acquainted with you.
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage
He was intensely interested to meet you, and seemed to be acquainted with more of the affair than I am.
"Red Hair" by Elinor Glyn
His first move would be to get acquainted with some of his neighbours.
"The Sport of the Gods" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Before making acquaintance with the famous palaces and parks, we undertook to settle ourselves for the time being, at least.
"Russian Rambles" by Isabel F. Hapgood
This one proved to be Captain Mainhill, with whom the owner of the Bellevite was well acquainted.
"Within The Enemy's Lines" by Oliver Optic
That her readers may be led to seek further acquaintance with the divine art is her earnest wish.
"For Every Music Lover" by Aubertine Woodward Moore
I should like to be personally acquainted with the details of the matter.
"In the Irish Brigade" by G. A. Henty
Captain Kynaston was seized with an insatiable desire to improve his acquaintance with his sister-in-law to be.
"Vera Nevill" by Mrs. H. Lovett Cameron
I chanced to be acquainted with a family, by name Althorpe, who were natives of that part of the country where his father resided.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
She dropped her veil, fearing to be recognized by Mr. de Brabazon, with whom she was well acquainted.
"Adrift in New York" by Horatio Alger
With literature it is enough to merely be acquainted with the subject.
"The Fourth R" by George Oliver Smith
As I am well acquainted with the streets of Richmond, allow me to be your guide.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
There will, therefore, be no attempt here to provide the details of plots with which every student of drama is doubtless well acquainted.
"The Growth of English Drama" by Arnold Wynne
I used to be acquainted with a good many of them, but I haven't visited the House for some time.
"The House of Martha" by Frank R. Stockton
I came to Dover to be acquainted with Mr.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
I know lots of people, and I am sure to be acquainted with someone, whichever road we may go.
"With Lee in Virginia" by G. A. Henty
It would not be true to say that Irene's acquaintance with Conward made it more difficult for her to accept the terms of Dave's ultimatum.
"The Cow Puncher" by Robert J. C. Stead
The officer who had the command of the town guard happened, however, to be acquainted with Lovat, and he interposed his aid on this occasion.
"Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745" by Mrs. Thomson
To tell the truth, I am curious to be acquainted with the charge against me.
"Brother Copas" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
I had before had a transient acquaintance with him, and knew him to be sensible.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
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In poetry:

The butchers stepped to jolly Robin,
Acquainted with him for to be;
"Come, brother," one said, "we be all of one trade,
Come, will you go dine with me?"
"Robin Hood And The Butcher" by Andrew Lang
Yet He to whom we come with wishes fervent,
When He came down as bearing our relief,
It was His will to come in form a servant,
Being despised, being acquaint with grief
"Servants" by Nora Pembroke

In news:

Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be acquainted, another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary.
Master Gardener mentors will be assigned to acquaint new Master Gardeners with approved projects for completing volunteer hours.
It's likely the director will be best acquainted with commercial agents and will probably have two or three he's very close to.
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In science:

This is motivated by Kingman’s random partition structures,, but it is not necessary to be acquainted with those to appreciate this perspective.
A Thinning Analogue of de Finetti's Theorem
Taking them for granted, the proofs should in a large part be accessible to readers with no particular acquaintance with continuum trees or Schaeffer’s bijection.
On the sphericity of scaling limits of random planar quadrangulations
In this survey we attempt to give a historical and conceptual overview of these developments without going into technical details, so that it should hopefully be suitable for a first acquaintance with the sub ject.
Self-similarity and random walks
They should be familiar to the reader acquainted with existing graphical calculus of various types (planar algebra theory, Feynman diagrams theory, traced category theory).
Random graph states, maximal flow and Fuss-Catalan distributions
The reader can also decide to return here after being acquainted with the general ideas of Sections 5.2 and 5.3.
Dynamics of trap models
The Rounded Dipole is a new-comer to this series (who can stand for several of the colleagues cited in Sect. 4), and is not to be confused with the Keen Amateur Dentist, who is very slender, The Faustian Acquaintance, whose picture appears in Nature 442, 238, or The Medical Musician, who is rotund and bipolar.
Astrophysics in 2006
This article aims at reviewing this formalism in a useful manner for particle physicists wanting to be acquainted with what seems to be a powerful and deep tool.
The AdS/CFT Correspondence and Non-perturbative QCD
This book aims to acquaint the reader with both the current state of the art in statistical language processing … and the mathematical background necessary to understand the field. …Because the book is relatively self-contained, it could be used at the intermediate or advanced undergraduate level.
Review of Charniak's "Statistical Language Learning"
However, the user may not be acquainted with the possible values of operating system or he may be not interested to a specific operating system.
Ontological Matchmaking in Recommender Systems
In the Step 2 Action 2, the nodes with higher degrees will be selected easily to loose a random acquaintance.
Being Rational or Aggressive? A Revisit to Dunbar's Number in Online Social Networks
The author hopes that it could be useful for students and also to readers already acquainted with stochastic calculus.
Girsanov theory under a finite entropy condition
In general, solutions have to be interpreted in the viscosity sense, and we assume that the reader is acquainted with the basic theory of viscosity solutions, see [CIL, K, C].
Stability for the Infinity-Laplace Equation with variable exponent
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