Example sentences for: acquaintance

How can you use “acquaintance” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Then it came into general use, as it still is, for a beloved person, in particular a sweetheart, but also as a term of endearing address to a casual acquaintance, as the lady Lord Mayor of the northern city.

  • On the one hand Chekhov believed that Russian Jews could never be truly Russian; he categorized every new acquaintance as Jew or non-Jew; in his letters, he frequently used a slurring term for Jews.

  • Nearly 30 years ago, Allen wrote a brilliant short story about a man who goes to the hospital to visit a dying acquaintance and then returns on a daily basis, portraying himself as a saint, because he has the hots for the attending nurse.

  • Bitch, Bitch, Bitch: I've always been grateful to Elizabeth Wurtzel for teaching me the meaning of the word Schadenfreude . It was a concept that came up a lot in the days immediately following Tina Brown's installation as editor at The New Yorker , as many journalists of my acquaintance gleefully counted down the moments until Wurtzel was deposed as pop music critic.

  • Among the most important distortions she exposes are: an invented psychology degree from the University of Vienna; pretended acquaintance with Freud; guardianship of an autistic child whom his first wife in fact tended; unreliable accounts of his ordeals in Dachau and Buchenwald; and exaggerated claims of success as a benevolent savior of emotionally disturbed children at the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago.


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