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Synonyms for acquaintance

Synonyms for acquaintance

a person whom one knows casually


personal knowledge derived from participation or observation

Synonyms for acquaintance

personal knowledge or information about someone or something

a relationship less intimate than friendship

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How uncomfortable it is," whispered Catherine, "not to have a single acquaintance here
I wish I had a large acquaintance here with all my heart, and then I should get you a partner.
Her systems have all the unfortunate tendency of setting propriety at nought; and a better acquaintance with the world is what I look forward to as her greatest possible advantage.
To assert that she knew me by sight as the wife of Eustace, and that she had waited on the sands and dropped her letter for the express purpose of making acquaintance with me, was also to assert every one of these monstrous probabilities to be facts that had actually happened!
Mr Elliot had attempted no apology, and shewn himself as unsolicitous of being longer noticed by the family, as Sir Walter considered him unworthy of it: all acquaintance between them had ceased.
This guide focuses on rape of college students by acquaintances.
Cancer also was more common in circles of acquaintances around the children with cancer than in circles of acquaintances around control children.
In Chiba Prefecture, the police arrested a 58-year-old woman in Katsuura on suspicion of tampering with the ballot, by taking three female acquaintances to the local absentee voting station on separate occasions and giving them pieces of paper bearing the name of Yuichiro Uozumi, a successful candidate from the New Komeito party.
It's important to make it as easy as possible for acquaintances to do business with you online, because they haven't demonstrated any desire to make a significant commitment to doing business with your company over the long haul.
Coworkers and former coworkers accounted for 15 percent of identifiable cases of workplace homicide, acquaintances for 7 percent, and relatives for 4 percent.
Truma Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances, and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career.
Picking up promiscuous male acquaintances is a practice fraught with danger.
Twenty percent of the youngest victims were raped by their fathers, 26 percent by other family members, and 50 percent by acquaintances or friends.
Third, if new criminal codes which replaced the single crime of rape with a series of offenses have indeed increased the probability that rape offenders who victimize intimates or acquaintances will be convicted and go to prison, then we should see an increased incarceration rate for these types of rapists as compared to the late seventies and early eighties.
Probing Warnke's alleged satanist past, Cornerstone writers Jon Trott and Mike Hertenstein managed to track down many of his friends and acquaintances, including those from his early teens, when he was the ward of his half-sister Shirley Schrader.