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  • I am not sufficiently acquainted with such subjects to know whether it is at all remarkable that I almost always dreamed of that period of my life.
  • We lived, at first, rather a busy life at Bleak House, for we had to become acquainted with many residents in and out of the neighbourhood who knew Mr. Jarndyce.
  • He was not ours, and I am not acquainted with him.
  • "He IS ours, Jobling, and I AM acquainted with him," Mr. Guppy retorts.
  • I have lately become better acquainted with him through some accidental circumstances that have made me a visitor of his in private life.
  • Upon that, a young man who was in the crowd said he was acquainted with you, and you were a respectable housekeeper, and if I’d call and make the inquiry, he’d appear.
  • The case of Gridley is in no essential altered from one of actual occurrence, made public by a disinterested person who was professionally acquainted with the whole of the monstrous wrong from beginning to end.
  • "Perhaps you were acquainted with somebody who was a party in something, ma’am?" says Mr. Guppy, who likes nothing better than to model his conversation on forensic principles.
  • To be informed what the Galaxy Gallery of British Beauty is about, and means to be about, and what Galaxy marriages are on the tapis, and what Galaxy rumours are in circulation, is to become acquainted with the most glorious destinies of mankind.
  • "Why, you see, commander," says Phil, "I ain’t acquainted with anythink else, and I doubt if I ain’t a-getting too old to take to novelties."
  • Your ladyship is acquainted with the name of Hawdon?
  • I am acquainted with my personal history, and I have it in my power to assure you that you never can advance my welfare by such means.
  • I am not acquainted with that language myself, but I should judge from her manners and appearance that she was French; anyways, certainly foreign.
  • I am not acquainted myself with the names of foreigners in general, but I have no doubt it WOULD be that.
  • I have the pleasure of being acquainted with Mr. Tulkinghorn—at least we move when we meet one another—and if it had been any business of that sort, I should have gone to him.
  • Though he is not acquainted with the name, I can help you to it.
  • I am not acquainted with those shades of names myself, but in a general way I object to the breed.
  • Sir Leicester Dedlock, Baronet, will very soon be made acquainted with all that has been traced.
  • I’m a married man, you know; you’re acquainted with my wife.
  • Decent people and Jo, Mr. George," says Allan, following the direction of the trooper’s eyes along the entry, "have not been much acquainted, as you see.
  • "If you’ll bring her acquainted with Mr. Jarndyce and Miss Summerson, she will find them of her way of thinking, and they will give her the best advice and assistance."
  • My friend Jobling is naturally aristocratic by taste, and besides being acquainted with the movements of the upper circles, fully backs me in the intentions I am now developing.
  • Small likewise—a name by which I refer to another party, a friend of mine that your ladyship is not acquainted with—got to be so close and double-faced that at times it wasn’t easy to keep one’s hands off his ’ead.
  • "Now, the first thing that I say to you, as a married woman possessing what you may call charms, you know—’Believe Me, if All Those Endearing,’ and cetrer—you’re well acquainted with the song, because it’s in vain for you to tell me that you and good society are strangers—charms—attractions, mind you, that ought to give you confidence in yourself—is, that you’ve done it."
  • Mrs. Rachael, I needn’t inform you who were acquainted with the late Miss Barbary’s affairs, that her means die with her and that this young lady, now her aunt is dead—"
  • "Now, George," said Mrs. Bagnet briskly, "here we are, Lignum and myself"—she often speaks of her husband by this appellation, on account, as it is supposed, of Lignum Vitae having been his old regimental nickname when they first became acquainted, in compliment to the extreme hardness and toughness of his physiognomy—"just looked in, we have, to make it all correct as usual about that security.
  • "For the Chancellor," said the old man with a chuckle, "not to be acquainted with a Jarndyce is queer, ain’t it, Miss Flite?

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  • One of the objectives in my literature class is to acquaint my students with different cultures.

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