How to use Acquaintances in a sentence
He had many acquaintances but few close friends.
Acquaintances were shallow and many, but if a person had one true friend in a lifetime, they were blessed.
The quarrel which all the acquaintances of the two philosophers had predicted soon came, and no language had expressions strong enough for Rousseau's anger.
On a second visit in 1793 he made many acquaintances among the English aristocracy and studied the English constitution.
One of Pierre's acquaintances, while they were talking about the weather, asked if he had heard of Kuragin's abduction of Rostova which was talked of in the town, and was it true?Advertisement
Boris, coolly looking at Helene's dazzling bare shoulders which emerged from a dark, gold-embroidered, gauze gown, talked to her of old acquaintances and at the same time, unaware of it himself and unnoticed by others, never for an instant ceased to observe the Emperor who was in the same room.
Among Disraeli's great acquaintances were many - Lyndhurst at their head - whose expectations of his future were confirmed by the Wycombe speeches.
Of his former bachelor acquaintances many were no longer in Petersburg.
The people dressed themselves gaily, some in the disguise of the mythical personages in the suite of Dionysus, and paid a round of visits to their acquaintances.
He had already surrounded himself with that characteristically Petrine institution "the jolly company," or "the company," as it was generally called, consisting of all his numerous personal friends and casual acquaintances.Advertisement
All of these had been intimate acquaintances and correspondents of the poet.
The commonest are mostly European acquaintances.
This was facilitated by the Chinese system of transfer of public officers from one province of the empire to another, and in the later movements of the missionaries they frequently met with one and another of their old acquaintances in office, who were more or less well disposed.
After the World Games, John and Marion traveled to England and renewed old acquaintances with a number of BLDSA friends in Yorkshire.
Mrs Thrale could never understand the partiality which all her acquaintances felt for him and indeed Johnson seems to have irritated him at times.Advertisement
All the Moscow notabilities, all the Rostovs' acquaintances, were at the Razumovskis' chapel, for, as if expecting something to happen, many wealthy families who usually left town for their country estates had not gone away that summer.
He was alone in a strange town, without acquaintances.
About the same time he received letters from Prince Vasili and other Petersburg acquaintances speaking of his wife's debts.
He tried to avoid his old acquaintances with their commiseration and offensive offers of assistance; he avoided all distraction and recreation, and even at home did nothing but play cards with his mother, pace silently up and down the room, and smoke one pipe after another.
Their way of life and place of residence, their acquaintances and ties, Natasha's occupations, the children's upbringing, were all selected not merely with regard to Pierre's expressed wishes, but to what Natasha from the thoughts he expressed in conversation supposed his wishes to be.Advertisement
Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing friends and acquaintances.
However, if your search for single parents has a romantic focus to it, it would probably be best if your child didn't meet all of your new acquaintances until you've had time to get to know them better.
The Gift Insider gathers the most unique gift ideas from boutiques, magazines, and online for acquaintances, friends, and family members so that you don't have to go out and find them yourself.
Typically, most couples find their Orlando limousine rentals by asking for referrals from recently married friends, family, or acquaintances.
If you have friends, family, or acquaintances who have gotten married recently, you can start your search for a Houston limousine rental by asking for referrals.Advertisement
A couple will exchange their wedding vows in front of dozens or hundreds of family members, friends, and acquaintances, some of whom may initially be strangers as the families come together for the first time.
It's appropriate to send announcements to people who are not invited to the wedding, such as very distant relatives or casual acquaintances.
While close family and friends are often given more than 100 dollars, the most common gift for acquaintances and casual friends is 50 dollars.
Recovering addicts who join a gym or who participate in a sport will also be changing their circle of acquaintances as well as doing something positive with their time.
Police have issued a nationwide Amber Alert for the boy and are reportedly questioning acquaintances of Balfour's in hopes of finding and returning the boy safely to his mother.
In the early 1990s, Jennifer Grey got that much talked about nose job that so drastically altered her appearance, that even her acquaintances reportedly had trouble recognizing her.
Acquaintances were major players in unwanted online solicitations, which included harassment; 14 percent were from off-line friends as compared to 3 percent reported in 2000.
One of the biggest changes in the report was the increase in harassment online from off line acquaintances.
Ask around to see if any of your friends or acquaintances knows of a doctor who prides himself or herself on the ability to choose the right contact lens for each set of eyes in as little time as possible.
Most cases of malicious poisoning concern family members or acquaintances of the victim, but the number of intentional random poisonings of the general public has increased in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
The abusers can be parents or other family members, caretakers such as teachers and babysitters, acquaintances (including other children), and (in rare instances) strangers.
While members of the cliques are close friends, members of the crowd outside a clique are casual acquaintances.
Women may become jealous of their friends or other female acquaintances with thicker hair.
Start offering your cleaning services to friends and acquaintances during times your children are in school, and build your work schedule around your family life.
Ask people in your circle of acquaintances, friends, and coworkers for the names of reputable lenders, and then conduct your own research to determine if the organization is VA approved.
Ask your friends and business acquaintances to recommend a home inspection company they have already used with good results.
Talk to friends, relatives, neighbors, and acquaintances to see if they'd be interested in purchasing your candles.
More generic cards sent en mass to clients, acquaintances, and the like is entirely appropriate.
Were writing to family, friends or acquaintances.
These are people who try to set up friends, relatives and acquaintances with their ideal partner.
Posting an ad on any online dating site means that you might be recognized by acquaintances or colleagues.
Ideally, book your trip with a reputable travel agent or ask acquaintances for referrals.If you have a favorite destination in mind, give them a call and see if they have any specials for singles.
This is especially significant with interactions among strangers or new acquaintances.
Often in Hispanic culture, hugs and other casual touching is common among acquaintances and not a sexual advance.
You can easily search for specific people if you'd like to add real-life acquaintances to your friends list.
Another way to find new acquaintances and potential dates is to simply browse the friends lists of people you already know.
They might be friends, family, or just acquaintances.
Users can also make new friends by meeting the mutual friends of other acquaintances, thus expanding their networks.
Email cards come in an extremely wide array of styles, designs, and messages suitable for everyone from casual friends and acquaintances to intimately romantic couples.
Conversation starters for shy people can help you chat with new acquaintances, co-workers, classmates and that potential special someone that you may have wanted to talk to for a while.
The engagement party itself is not even strictly necessary, though it can be a fun way to make an engagement announcement or to share the news with a wide circle of acquaintances.
If the you're ready to pop the question but aren't sure how you want to do it, you may be saying, "give me engagement proposal ideas" to various friends and acquaintances.
The email announcements may go to the friends and acquaintances that the couple talks to online all the time.
The newspaper announcement reaches a wider audience and can inform people who are not on the engagement announcement card mailing list, such as acquaintances and business associates, about an engagement.
Since newspapers reach a larger audience, friends, relatives and acquaintances all receive the engagement news.
Dating sites are popular because they are a way for people to expand their circle of acquaintances.
Rather than hob-knobbing with dozens of acquaintances, they would rather spend quality time with a few good friends.
Kids love performing practical jokes on their friends, parents, teachers, and other acquaintances.
You may also want to avoid sending Devilish free e-cards to strangers or those who are acquaintances -- you run greater risk of offense.
The show also spotlights her friends and acquaintances in the fictional Virginia town where they all live.
Intestinal yeast growth is on the rise, and you may have heard about friends or acquaintances benefiting from a yeast killing diet.
In addition to relying on friends and acquaintances for tips, you might also want to consider attending public lectures on health, fitness and wellness.
Shelf bras are like casual acquaintances--nice to have, but they're not going to offer superb support when you need it most.
When you create an account with Evite.com, it not only keeps track of all the invitations that you send out, but also those that you receive from your friends and acquaintances.
Icebreakers are especially important at a housewarming party where the guests include both old acquaintances and new neighbors.
One of his daughters and other family members are also involved in the bounty industry, and have been featured on the A&E program along with close friends and loyal acquaintances.
Part of the series' charm is the quirky staff at Charm City - most of whom are personal friends and acquaintances of Duff Goldman - making for a quirky work environment that often provides enough entertainment in and of itself.
Though friends, family and general acquaintances may come bearing home remedies aplenty for your bee sting, rest assured that you don't need to do anything fancy or extraordinary to find relief.
With friend lists on Facebook that are several hundred long, surely these aren't all friends, but more acquaintances or friends of friends.
The amateur blog is a place where you can develop a network of online acquaintances.
You never truly realize how many people you have until you search for everyone you know and end up finding many acquaintances you forgot about.
MySpace is an online community where you can interact with friends near and far, and meet new friends and acquaintances.
While it's not as powerful a social networking tool as it used to be, many people still use MySpace to find new friends and acquaintances.
Starting a blog allows you to connect with people outside your usual circle of acquaintances.
If the visitor believed that one of her hostess' acquaintances would prove to be advantageous to herself or her husband, she would ask for an introduction.
Find out what you need within a list of social networking sites-new friends in your area, support from people experiencing something similar that you're struggling with, or reuniting with old acquaintances and friends.
What gave him his power, and secured for him so deeply the respect and veneration of his pupils and acquaintances, was the intensely religious character of his whole life.
From Switzerland he passed in six months to England, where he formed acquaintances with other French exiles and with prominent British statesmen, and imbibed a lasting admiration for the English Constitution.
He made several valuable acquaintances, among others Lavater and his brother-in-law Hartmann Rahn, to whose daughter, Johanna Maria, he became engaged.
To refute this book and to prove that there could be no such thing as religion, he wrote and printed a small pamphlet, A Dissertation on Liberty and Necessity, Pleasure and Pain, which brought him some curious acquaintances, and of which he soon became thoroughly ashamed.
On the other hand, Tate Wilkinson says that Garrick's production of Hamlet in 1773 was well received at Drury Lane even by the galleries, " though without their favourite acquaintances the gravediggers."
Shortly after his father's death in 1740, some of Blacklock's poems began to be handed about among his acquaintances and friends, who arranged for his education at the grammar-school, and subsequently at the university of Edinburgh, where he was a student of divinity.
His father naturally did not approve of these new interests and acquaintances, and summoned him home.
But he had to be constantly guarded, his acquaintances were hampered from seeing him, and he was the victim of a painful disease, of which he died on the 1st of April 1894.
The apprehension never died out in his mind; and when he knew that the principles and abstractions, the un-English dialect and destructive dialectic, of his former acquaintances were predominant in the National Assembly, his suspicion that the movement would end in disastrous miscarriage waxed into certainty.
This ghost acquires supernatural powers, which at any time it may return to exercise inimically to relations or acquaintances who offend it.
He had already made valuable acquaintances in Edinburgh, and he now visited London, Oxford and Cambridge, and, after a short visit to Edinburgh in 1663, when he sought to secure a reprieve for his uncle Warristoun, he proceeded to travel in France and Holland.
His illness had broken him off from all his old friends save only his cousin Lady Hesketh, Theodora's sister, but new acquaintances were made, the Unwins being the most valued.
A covey of Fred's female acquaintances weekended to Vegas, dampening his social schedule so he spent his Saturday and Sunday downtime plotting election strategy.
We all look forward to renewing acquaintances on July 18th in London.
This fearful saying unquestionably expressed a frequent mood of Frederick's; and he sometimes acted with great harshness, and seemed to take a malicious pleasure in tormenting his acquaintances.
On waking in the morning she told the Rostovs and all her acquaintances the details of Count Bezukhov's death.
The tutors came, and the nurses, and Dmitri, and several acquaintances, and the countess reread the letter each time with fresh pleasure and each time discovered in it fresh proofs of Nikolenka's virtues.
On his return to Moscow from the army, Nicholas Rostov was welcomed by his home circle as the best of sons, a hero, and their darling Nikolenka; by his relations as a charming, attractive, and polite young man; by his acquaintances as a handsome lieutenant of hussars, a good dancer, and one of the best matches in the city.
He finished and, getting up, embraced and kissed Pierre, who, with tears of joy in his eyes, looked round him, not knowing how to answer the congratulations and greetings from acquaintances that met him on all sides.
He acknowledged no acquaintances but saw in all these men only brothers, and burned with impatience to set to work with them.
Berg, closely buttoned up in his new uniform, sat beside his wife explaining to her that one always could and should be acquainted with people above one, because only then does one get satisfaction from acquaintances.
To clear up this last point for himself, Prince Andrew, utilizing his position and acquaintances, tried to fathom the character of the control of the army and of the men and parties engaged in it, and he deduced for himself the following of the state of affairs.
She stood by her mother's side and exchanged nods with acquaintances near her.
Standing among the crowd of peasants, Pierre recognized several acquaintances among these notables, but did not look at them--his whole attention was absorbed in watching the serious expression on the faces of the crowd of soldiers and militiamen who were all gazing eagerly at the icon.
The thought that both her sons were at the war, had both gone from under her wing, that today or tomorrow either or both of them might be killed like the three sons of one of her acquaintances, struck her that summer for the first time with cruel clearness.
In the next room sat the count and countess respectfully conversing with the prior, who was calling on them as old acquaintances and benefactors of the monastery.
He called on Count Rostopchin and on some acquaintances who were back in Moscow, and he intended to leave for Petersburg two days later.
After receiving communion and unction he quietly died; and next day a throng of acquaintances who came to pay their last respects to the deceased filled the house rented by the Rostovs.
Surround yourself with family and friends who support your decision, but don't be surprised if many of your acquaintances don't agree with your choice to adopt.
For friends and acquaintances who don't text , email can be a good substitute.
For distant relatives and very casual acquaintances, a simple heartfelt card may be sufficient instead of a more elaborate gift.
LapTopical wisely suggests readers consider recommendations from family, friends and acquaintances in addition to reading published laptop reviews.
Ask for referrals from friends, family, and acquaintances who have recently been divorced.
If you're sick of the bar scene, dates with incompatible acquaintances and blind dates arranged by friends and family, you may want to consider online dating.
Part of the fun of taking these quizzes is the ability to share them with your friends and acquaintances online, and the site makes it simple to do so.
People all over the world ring in the new year surrounded by acquaintances and sometimes strangers.
A wedding is no place for mere acquaintances.
The best way to find a great limo service in your area is to ask recently married friends, family, and acquaintances for recommendations.
The easiest way to find a suitable limo service is to ask your recently married family, friends, and acquaintances for their recommendations.
From Strido he went to Aquileia, where he formed some friendships among the monks of the large monastery, notably with Rufinus, with whom he was destined to quarrel bitterly over the question of Origen's orthodoxy and worth as a commentator; for Jerome was a man who always sacrificed a friend to an opinion, and when he changed sides in a controversy expected his acquaintances to follow him.
She is able not only to distinguish with great accuracy the different undulations of the air and the vibrations of the floor made by various sounds and motions, and to recognize her friends and acquaintances the instant she touches their hands or clothing, but she also perceives the state of mind of those around her.
I sometimes try my acquaintances by such tests as this--Who could wear a patch, or two extra seams only, over the knee?
It was formerly the custom in our village, when a poor debtor came out of jail, for his acquaintances to salute him, looking through their fingers, which were crossed to represent the grating of a jail window, "How do ye do?"
Pierre still went into society, drank as much and led the same idle and dissipated life, because besides the hours he spent at the Rostovs' there were other hours he had to spend somehow, and the habits and acquaintances he had made in Moscow formed a current that bore him along irresistibly.
There were a great many ladies and some of Nicholas' Moscow acquaintances, but there were no men who could at all vie with the cavalier of St. George, the hussar remount officer, the good-natured and well-bred Count Rostov.
New local acquaintances never questioned us about work and we displayed no interest in anything pertaining to crime or mayhem.
At length, in the beginning of May, with the help of some of my acquaintances, rather to improve so good an occasion for neighborliness than from any necessity, I set up the frame of my house.
He asked about mutual acquaintances, and she became still more animated and chattered away giving him greetings from various people and retelling the town gossip.
He filled the girls' albums with verses and music, and having at last sent Dolokhov the whole forty-three thousand rubles and received his receipt, he left at the end of November, without taking leave of any of his acquaintances, to overtake his regiment which was already in Poland.
During these few months at Weimar, however, he made some acquaintances destined to influence the subsequent course of his thought.
Propertius had a large number of friends and acquaintances, chiefly literary, belonging to the circle of Maecenas.
And when after Pierre's departure Helene returned to Petersburg, she was received by all her acquaintances not only cordially, but even with a shade of deference due to her misfortune.
They went out and walked about till dinnertime, talking of the political news and common acquaintances like people who do not know each other intimately.
Rostov had become a bluff, good-natured fellow, whom his Moscow acquaintances would have considered rather bad form, but who was liked and respected by his comrades, subordinates, and superiors, and was well contented with his life.
Landor's maxims of "few acquaintances, fewer friends, no familiarities" had his cordial approval.