Quotes containing word "acquaintance"

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Sell also: familiarity, friend

Definitions and meanings of word "acquaintance"

• Noun: personal knowledge or information about someone or something

• Noun: a relationship less intimate than friendship

• Noun: a person with whom you are acquainted; examples: "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances", "we are friends of the family"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "acquaintance"

Ambrose Bierce
3 quotes about acquaintance
American Writer, Journalist, Editor
Friday 24 June 1842 - 1914
James Prescott Joule
one quote about acquaintance
English Physicist
Thursday 24 December 1818 - Friday 11 October 1889
Charles Babbage
one quote about acquaintance
English Philosopher, Mathematician, Inventor
Wednesday 26 December 1792 - Wednesday 18 October 1871
Henry Bessemer
one quote about acquaintance
English Businessman, Scientist, Inventor
Tuesday 19 January 1813 - Tuesday 15 March 1898
George Eliot
one quote about acquaintance
British Writer, Novelist, Author, Journalist
Monday 22 November 1819 - Wednesday 22 December 1880
Samuel Johnson
one quote about acquaintance
English Critic, Poet, Author, Editor
Wednesday 18 September 1709 - Monday 13 December 1784
Christiane Amanpour
one quote about acquaintance
English Journalist
Born Sunday 12 January 1958
Kenneth Grahame
one quote about acquaintance
Scottish Writer, Novelist
Tuesday 8 March 1859 - Monday 6 June 1932
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
one quote about acquaintance
Canadian Author, Politician, Judge
Saturday 17 December 1796 - Sunday 27 August 1865
Jello Biafra
one quote about acquaintance
American Writer, Artist, Musician, Songwriter
Born Tuesday 17 June 1958
George Boole
one quote about acquaintance
Irish Philosopher, Author, Mathematician
Thursday 2 November 1815 - Thursday 8 December 1864
Rabindranath Tagore
one quote about acquaintance
Indian Poet
Monday 6 May 1861 - Thursday 7 August 1941

It is evident that an acquaintance with natural laws means no less than an acquaintance with the mind of God therein expressed.

James Prescott Joule

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A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.

George Washington

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Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.

Rabindranath Tagore

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A powerful attraction exists, therefore, to the promotion of a study and of duties of all others engrossing the time most completely, and which is less benefited than most others by any acquaintance with science.

Charles Babbage

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Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.

Thomas Chandler Haliburton

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The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.

Ambrose Bierce

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Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.

Ambrose Bierce

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The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.

George Eliot

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I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance.

Samuel Johnson

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The Mole had long wanted to make the I acquaintance of the Badger. He seemed, by all accounts, to be such an important personage and, though rarely visible, to make his unseen influence felt by everybody about the place.

Kenneth Grahame

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U.S. soldiers, with whom I now have more than a passing acquaintance, joke that they track my movements in order to know where they will be deployed next.

Christiane Amanpour

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In such a case secrecy must be absolute to be effective, and although mere vague curiosity induced many persons of my intimate acquaintance to ask to be allowed to just go in and have a peep, I never admitted anyone.

Henry Bessemer

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There's sort of an open offer to work with a guy in Los Angeles who does big band and orchestra arrangements who was at least an acquaintance to Les Baxter before he passed away.

Jello Biafra

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Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge. A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty, and leave nether room nor demand for a theory of probabilities.

George Boole

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Meanwhile, my residence within the Federal lines, and my acquaintance with so many of the officers, the origin of which I have already mentioned, enabled me to gain much important information as to the position and designs of the enemy.

Belle Boyd

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For my part, I confess I seldom listen to the players: one has so much to do, in looking about and finding out one's acquaintance, that, really, one has no time to mind the stage. One merely comes to meet one's friends, and show that one's alive.

Fanny Burney

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The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance: and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.

George Catlin

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Acquaintance lessens fame.

Claudius

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Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive.

William Dunbar

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Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason.

Lord Chesterfield

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