Example sentences for: acquaintance

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

  • By the time I graduated from college, I had studied Latin and French for eleven years, Greek for four, German and Old English for two, Lithuanian and Sanskrit for one, and had established a passing acquaintance with Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish.

  • 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.

  • Indeed, while I was writing this review an acquaintance phoned to say that he had to replace all the aging dictionaries in his office and asked me to recommend a replacement.

  • Unfortunately, much good has also been lost along the way, including that easy familiarity that comes from an early acquaintance with foreign ways.

  • Sportscaster Marv Albert denied charges that he had assaulted and sodomized a female acquaintance.


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