Example sentences for: acquaintance

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

  • Mr. Joseph Hymes' “Do Mistake—Learn Better” [XV,1] brought to mind the time a Japanese acquaintance told me of a friend of hers who decided to tackle the original English version of three books she had enjoyed while in Japan.

  • 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.

  • Why then do you let someone who has not the barest acquaintance with economics spout nonsense?

  • Whatever the fortunes of religion itself, a dwindling cultural acquaintance with the Bible's English is surely inevitable.

  • I only had a very slight acquaintance with Merrill, but it seems a sad end for someone who wrote more determinedly happy songs than anyone in history.

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