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acquaintance

uh kwayn tuhns

  • n  personal knowledge or information about someone or something
  • n  a relationship less intimate than friendship
  • n  a person with whom you are acquainted
    I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances

  • So the phrase "acquaintance rape" was coined to describe the rest, all the cases of forced sex between people who already knew each other, however casually.
  • An acquaintance says Willey had long flirted harmlessly with Bill Clinton while she was a White House volunteer worker.
  • To a sporting acquaintance at Gleneagles, Scotland, last summer the Crown Prince of Hyderabad stated his views on marriage thus: "I like horses.
News & Articles

  • Couple guilty in murder of mother of 2-month-old
    PLANADA, Calif. (AP) — A California couple have been convicted of luring an acquaintance to their home and strangling her to kidnap her 2-month-old boy.
    June 19, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Calif. couple guilty in murder of mother of baby
    PLANADA, Calif. (AP) - A California couple have been convicted of luring an acquaintance to their home and strangling her to kidnap her 2-month-old boy.
    June 19, 2013 - The Bay Bulletin
  • Couple found guilty in murder of mother of 2-month-old baby
    PLANADA, Calif. — A California couple is facing prison time after juries convicted them of luring an acquaintance to their home and strangling her to kidnap her 2-month-old boy.
    June 18, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Quotes

  • Dallas Clark in Forbes
    Some people are from around this area, so they'll have a little more acquaintance about where to go and what to do,Indy tight end Dallas Clark said. "Me, being from Iowa and only having been down here a couple times, I'll just follow other...
  • Joe Perry in Blabbermouth.net
    I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt... Jonathan Swift http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Swift&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNG_o0Ja5fquQ33or-W00iUXLnRvPw Tower Timberjay News http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.timberjay.com/current.php%3Farticle%3D3563&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNG67nBiM2-_sFUCmoxy6sLG7JuxVg Aug 3, 2007 921 1442 acquaintance Being an acquaintance of 40 years, I said, 'Why not?'" Perry says. "So he came up and sang and that was the last I saw of him."

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