Example sentences for: acquaintance

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

  • 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.

  • The detainee, however, also suggests that Slahi and Binalshibh may have met earlier in 1999 in Frankfurt, through a mutual acquaintance.

  • So even when killers are as peculiar as Furrow, Dahmer, or Ted Kaczynski, the neighbors make a Herculean effort to present their homicidal acquaintance as banal.

  • A most interesting variation on the above is at a church of my acquaintance, where in the school the pay for women teachers is lower because only the male teachers are allowed to replace the minister in some unforeseen situation.

  • A woman of my acquaintance recently announced that she has a "boyfriend" and wants everyone to introduce the fellow by that title.


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