acquaintanceship


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a relationship less intimate than friendship

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In society there were silly conversations lasting half a minute, cool acquaintanceships founded on such half-minutes, general reciprocity of suspicion, overcrowding, insufficient ventilation, bad music badly executed, late hours, unwholesome food, intoxicating liquors, jealous competition in useless expenditure, husband-hunting, flirting, dancing, theatres, and concerts.
I have already spoken to them through my window to begin acquaintanceship. They took their hats off and made obeisance and many signs, which however, I could not understand any more than I could their spoken language.
So were the Pope and the Derby Winner; but the idea of their intimate acquaintanceship would have struck Kidd as equally incongruous.
By this simple accident, he reflected, as, helping the good work along with an occasional surreptitious leg-stroke, he was towed shorewards, there had been formed an acquaintanceship, if nothing more, which could not lightly be broken.
She did not apply her judgment consciously to Ralph, but when she looked at him, a moment later, she rated him lower than at any other time of their acquaintanceship.
I did not know the boy by sight, nor did Raffles introduce us; but their conversation proclaimed at once a slightness of acquaintanceship and a license on the lad's part which combined to puzzle me.
"Add to all this your nervous nature, your epilepsy, and your sudden arrival in a strange town--the day of meetings and of exciting scenes, the day of unexpected acquaintanceships, the day of sudden actions, the day of meeting with the three lovely Epanchin girls, and among them Aglaya--add your fatigue, your excitement; add Nastasia' s evening party, and the tone of that party, and--what were you to expect of yourself at such a moment as that?"
Moreover, Al-Tayeb said that "the Holy Quran teaches us that acquaintanceship is the law of relations between nations and peoples," adding that Al-Azhar University is proud of teaching the Islamic heritage besides Western modern educational curricula.
The forums among professionals and teachers favor mutual acquaintanceship and information exchange (10, 30).
Cultivating a relationship goes beyond the level of casual acquaintanceship; it must be nurtured into a strong bonding.
This acquaintanceship with the olive and its oil does not stop here!
And I think he felt safe with me, in our sort of acquaintanceship ...
What the author does confirm, however, is two things: first, after decades of what Naval War College professor John Hattendorf described as a focus on the "care and feeding of machines," officers and bluejackets alike renewed the acquaintanceship with close quarter battle that had been such a large part of the naval service of their predecessors in the nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries.
He stuck to the details" Broadcaster Gyles Brandreth reviews his long acquaintanceship with the Duke of Edinburgh.
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