Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
References in classic literature ?
The mousing man, who bore the name of Marks, instantly stopped his sipping, and, poking his head forward, looked shrewdly on the new acquaintance, as a cat sometimes looks at a moving dry leaf, or some other possible object of pursuit.
My acquaintance smiled -- not a modern smile, but one that must have gone out of general use many, many centuries ago -- and muttered apparently to himself:
I know an American as soon as I see him--and so I speak to him and make his acquaintance.
He had not much intercourse with any families beyond that circle; his horror of late hours, and large dinnerparties, made him unfit for any acquaintance but such as would visit him on his own terms.
In every meeting of the kind Willoughby was included; and the ease and familiarity which naturally attended these parties were exactly calculated to give increasing intimacy to his acquaintance with the Dashwoods, to afford him opportunity of witnessing the excellencies of Marianne, of marking his animated admiration of her, and of receiving, in her behaviour to himself, the most pointed assurance of her affection.
The last detail I have to communicate refers to my acquaintance with Mrs.
Happily for me, my acquaintance among the Rosalinds of the bicycle, at this period of my life, was but slight, and thus no familiarity with the tweed knickerbocker feminine took off the edge of my delight on first beholding Nicolete clothed in like manhood with ourselves, and yet, delicious paradox
A fortnight's acquaintance is certainly very little.
said the weeping Julia Warren, on parting, for the first time since their acquaintance, with the young lady whom she had honoured with the highest place in her affections.
On each side there was much to attract, and their acquaintance soon promised as early an intimacy as good manners would warrant.
This friend, and Sir Walter, did not marry, whatever might have been anticipated on that head by their acquaintance.
As for the acquaintance, which is to be sought in travel; that which is most of all profitable, is acquaintance with the secretaries and employed men of ambassadors: for so in travelling in one country, he shall suck the experience of many.