What does the word acquaintance mean?

Usage examples for acquaintance

  1. " I am sorry I had to make your mother's acquaintance under circumstances which, I fear, she will not even try to understand," he had said to Irene. – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  2. Stop a moment and recall twenty men and women of your acquaintance. – The Man Who Pleases and the Woman Who Charms by John A. Cone
  3. Instead of being the end of his acquaintance with that young gentleman, it was only the beginning of it. – Frank Among The Rancheros by Harry Castlemon
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