Example sentences for: acquaintance

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

  • In 1729 Benjamin Franklin said a journalist ought to be qualified with an extensive acquaintance with languages, a great easiness and command of writing and relating things clearly and intelligibly, and, in a few words, he should be able to speak of war both by land and sea, be well acquainted with geography, with the history of the time, with the several interests of princes and states, the secrets of courts, and the manners and customs of all nations.

  • An Austrian lady of my acquaintance was interned in Yorkshire during the Second World War.

  • 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.

  • If it is more than a passing acquaintance, you might want to risk the person's embarrassment in order to be helpful, with a remark something like "I hope you don't take offense, but I feel sure you would want to know that, somehow, your breath has turned sour," or "your lunch is lingering," or whatever you are comfortable saying.

  • Two of them return to the United States, leaving behind their idealistic acquaintance, who plans to continue on to Borneo and save orangutans from poachers.


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