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acquaint
used in Frankenstein

20 uses
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Definition to cause to know; or to cause to be familiar with
  • You are well acquainted with my failure and how heavily I bore the disappointment.
    Introductory Letters (13% in)
  • At that age I became acquainted with the celebrated poets of our own country; but it was only when it had ceased to be in my power to derive its most important benefits from such a conviction that I perceived the necessity of becoming acquainted with more languages than that of my native country.
    Introductory Letters (27% in)
  • At that age I became acquainted with the celebrated poets of our own country; but it was only when it had ceased to be in my power to derive its most important benefits from such a conviction that I perceived the necessity of becoming acquainted with more languages than that of my native country.
    Introductory Letters (28% in)
  • I first became acquainted with him on board a whale vessel; finding that he was unemployed in this city, I easily engaged him to assist in my enterprise.
    Introductory Letters (31% in)
  • But the cursory glance my father had taken of my volume by no means assured me that he was acquainted with its contents, and I continued to read with the greatest avidity.
    Chapter 2 (54% in)
  • Those of his successors in each branch of natural philosophy with whom I was acquainted appeared even to my boy's apprehensions as tyros engaged in the same pursuit.
    Chapter 2 (60% in)
  • The untaught peasant beheld the elements around him and was acquainted with their practical uses.
    Chapter 2 (61% in)
  • I had hitherto attended the schools of Geneva, but my father thought it necessary for the completion of my education that I should be made acquainted with other customs than those of my native country.
    Chapter 3 (2% in)
  • Such were my reflections during the first two or three days of my residence at Ingolstadt, which were chiefly spent in becoming acquainted with the localities and the principal residents in my new abode.
    Chapter 3 (63% in)
  • When I had arrived at this point and had become as well acquainted with the theory and practice of natural philosophy as depended on the lessons of any of the professors at Ingolstadt, my residence there being no longer conducive to my improvements, I thought of returning to my friends and my native town, when an incident happened that protracted my stay.
    Chapter 4 (16% in)
  • It was a bold question, and one which has ever been considered as a mystery; yet with how many things are we upon the brink of becoming acquainted, if cowardice or carelessness did not restrain our inquiries.
    Chapter 4 (21% in)
  • I became acquainted with the science of anatomy, but this was not sufficient; I must also observe the natural decay and corruption of the human body.
    Chapter 4 (24% in)
  • I see by your eagerness and the wonder and hope which your eyes express, my friend, that you expect to be informed of the secret with which I am acquainted; that cannot be; listen patiently until the end of my story, and you will easily perceive why I am reserved upon that subject.
    Chapter 4 (45% in)
  • My return had only been delayed so long, from an unwillingness to leave Clerval in a strange place, before he had become acquainted with any of its inhabitants.
    Chapter 6 (83% in)
  • I am well acquainted with the accused.
    Chapter 8 (38% in)
  • I determined to go without a guide, for I was well acquainted with the path, and the presence of another would destroy the solitary grandeur of the scene.
    Chapter 10 (19% in)
  • This was indeed a godlike science, and I ardently desired to become acquainted with it.
    Chapter 12 (34% in)
  • ...sensibly in this science, but not sufficiently to follow up any kind of conversation, although I applied my whole mind to the endeavour, for I easily perceived that, although I eagerly longed to discover myself to the cottagers, I ought not to make the attempt until I had first become master of their language, which knowledge might enable me to make them overlook the deformity of my figure, for with this also the contrast perpetually presented to my eyes had made me acquainted.
    Chapter 12 (67% in)
  • These were the reflections of my hours of despondency and solitude; but when I contemplated the virtues of the cottagers, their amiable and benevolent dispositions, I persuaded myself that when they should become acquainted with my admiration of their virtues they would compassionate me and overlook my personal deformity.
    Chapter 15 (41% in)
  • I had no compass with me and was so slenderly acquainted with the geography of this part of the world that the sun was of little benefit to me.
    Chapter 20 (74% in)

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