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  • I took the opportunity of asking if she was at all acquainted with Mr. Brooks of Sheffield, but she answered No, only she supposed he must be a manufacturer in the knife and fork way.
  • ’I have been acquainted with you,’ said Mr. Omer, after watching me for some minutes, during which I had not made much impression on the breakfast, for the black things destroyed my appetite, ’I have been acquainted with you a long time, my young friend.’
  • When he was gone, I rang for Mrs. Crupp, and acquainted her with my desperate design.
  • ’I am glad to find,’ he said, ’Copperfield, that you and Miss Murdstone are already acquainted.’
  • We were once slightly acquainted.
  • ’Why, I am intimately acquainted with them!’
  • ’Good Heaven, Mr. Traddles!’ said Mr. Micawber, ’to think that I should find you acquainted with the friend of my youth, the companion of earlier days!
  • ’I have been acquainted with you,’ said Mr. Omer, after watching me for some minutes, during which I had not made much impression on the breakfast, for the black things destroyed my appetite, ’I have been acquainted with you a long time, my young friend.’
  • You will not ask me sich a thing, for you are better acquainted with me than to suppose me capable of doing what I cannot do with ampial satisfaction to my own feelings!’
  • ’It was at Mr. Creakle’s, my son tells me, that you first became acquainted,’ said Mrs. Steerforth, as she and I were talking at one table, while they played backgammon at another.
  • She came to her door, with even more than her usual affection of manner, when I knocked to acquaint her with this discovery; but only said, ’I have not the heart to take it, Trot, tonight,’ and shook her head, and went in again.
  • ’If you think, Steerforth,’ said Mr. Mell, ’that I am not acquainted with the power you can establish over any mind here’ — he laid his hand, without considering what he did (as I supposed), upon my head — ’or that I have not observed you, within a few minutes, urging your juniors on to every sort of outrage against me, you are mistaken.’
  • I was fortunate enough, too, to become acquainted with a person in the publishing way, who was getting up an Encyclopaedia, and he set me to work; and, indeed’ (glancing at his table), ’I am at work for him at this minute.
  • At your fireside, my dear Mr. Copperfield, and in the presence of Mr. Traddles, who, though not so old a friend, is quite one of ourselves, I could not refrain from making you acquainted with the course I advise Mr. Micawber to take.
  • ’Sir,’ said Mr. Littimer, without looking up, ’if my eyes have not deceived me, there is a gentleman present who was acquainted with me in my former life.
  • Of course my aunt was immediately made acquainted with the successful issue of the conference, and with all that had been said and done in the course of it.
  • It ran thus: ’My best regards to Mr. Thomas Traddles, and if he should still remember one who formerly had the happiness of being well acquainted with him, may I beg a few moments of his leisure time?
  • In consideration of the day and hour of my birth, it was declared by the nurse, and by some sage women in the neighbourhood who had taken a lively interest in me several months before there was any possibility of our becoming personally acquainted, first, that I was destined to be unlucky in life; and secondly, that I was privileged to see ghosts and spirits; both these gifts inevitably attaching, as they believed, to all unlucky infants of either gender, born towards the small hours…

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