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  • I got more acquainted with him last Monday than ever I did before.
  • They were gradually acquainted, and when acquainted, rapidly and deeply in love.
  • They were gradually acquainted, and when acquainted, rapidly and deeply in love.
  • Now they were as strangers; nay, worse than strangers, for they could never become acquainted.
  • I shall certainly go; I am sure I ought if I can, quite as much as Charles, for they want me excessively to be acquainted with Captain Wentworth, and I know you do not mind being left alone.
  • Colonel Wallis had known Mr Elliot long, had been well acquainted also with his wife, had perfectly understood the whole story.
  • You must stay to be acquainted with Mrs Wallis, the beautiful Mrs Wallis.
  • Though they had now been acquainted a month, she could not be satisfied that she really knew his character.
  • She was quite easy on that head, and consequently full of strength and courage, till for a moment electrified by Mrs Croft’s suddenly saying,— "It was you, and not your sister, I find, that my brother had the pleasure of being acquainted with, when he was in this country."
  • A name that I am so very well acquainted with; knew the gentleman so well by sight; seen him a hundred times; came to consult me once, I remember, about a trespass of one of his neighbours; farmer’s man breaking into his orchard; wall torn down; apples stolen; caught in the fact; and afterwards, contrary to my judgement, submitted to an amicable compromise.
  • I am glad you find Mr Elliot so agreeable, and wish I could be acquainted with him too; but I have my usual luck: I am always out of the way when any thing desirable is going on; always the last of my family to be noticed.
  • I am a little acquainted with Captain Benwick.
  • You can have been acquainted with it only since I came to Bath, excepting as you might hear me previously spoken of in my own family.
  • I have been acquainted with you by character many years.
  • And—were you much acquainted?
  • However, I have determined; I think I am right; I think you ought to be made acquainted with Mr Elliot’s real character.
  • He had been introduced to Sir Walter and your sister before I was acquainted with him, but I heard him speak of them for ever.
  • But why be acquainted with us now?
  • Colonel Wallis! you are acquainted with him?
  • We are quite near relations, you know; and Mr Elliot too, whom you ought so particularly to be acquainted with!
  • She caught it instantaneously; and recovering her courage with the feeling of safety, soon added, more composedly, "Are you acquainted with Mr Elliot?"
  • Anne knew that Lady Russell must be suffering some pain in understanding and relinquishing Mr Elliot, and be making some struggles to become truly acquainted with, and do justice to Captain Wentworth.
  • "Colonel Wallis had been so impatient to be introduced to them! and Mr Elliot so anxious that he should!" and there was a Mrs Wallis, at present known only to them by description, as she was in daily expectation of her confinement; but Mr Elliot spoke of her as "a most charming woman, quite worthy of being known in Camden Place," and as soon as she recovered they were to be acquainted.
  • …as to the first-rate poets, trying to ascertain whether Marmion or The Lady of the Lake were to be preferred, and how ranked the Giaour and The Bride of Abydos; and moreover, how the Giaour was to be pronounced, he showed himself so intimately acquainted with all the tenderest songs of the one poet, and all the impassioned descriptions of hopeless agony of the other; he repeated, with such tremulous feeling, the various lines which imaged a broken heart, or a mind destroyed by…
  • …it appeared to those who knew the family, long before you returned to it; and Colonel Wallis had his eye upon your father enough to be sensible of it, though he did not then visit in Camden Place; but his regard for Mr Elliot gave him an interest in watching all that was going on there, and when Mr Elliot came to Bath for a day or two, as he happened to do a little before Christmas, Colonel Wallis made him acquainted with the appearance of things, and the reports beginning to prevail.
  • "Mrs Clay," said she, warmly, "never forgets who she is; and as I am rather better acquainted with her sentiments than you can be, I can assure you, that upon the subject of marriage they are particularly nice, and that she reprobates all inequality of condition and rank more strongly than most people.
  • "I have been a good deal acquainted with him," replied Mrs Smith, gravely, "but it seems worn out now.

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