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acquaint
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
to cause to know; or to cause to be familiar with
  • He had no doubt this first-rate man was acquainted with every branch of information, and knew exactly what Tom must learn in order to become a match for the lawyers, which poor Mr. Tulliver himself did not know, and so was necessarily thrown for self-direction on this wide kind of inference.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (23% in)
  • She could have informed you that there was such a word as "polygamy," and being also acquainted with "polysyllable," she had deduced the conclusion that "poly" mean "many"; but she had had no idea that gypsies were not well supplied with groceries, and her thoughts generally were the oddest mixture of clear-eyed acumen and blind dreams.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow (72% in)
  • ...XII Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home In order to see Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at home, we must enter the town of St. Ogg's,—that venerable town with the red fluted roofs and the broad warehouse gables, where the black ships unlade themselves of their burthens from the far north, and carry away, in exchange, the precious inland products, the well-crushed cheese and the soft fleeces which my refined readers have doubtless become acquainted with through the medium of the best classic pastorals.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (1% in)
  • He had married "as kind a little soul as ever breathed," according to Mr. Riley, who had been acquainted with Mrs. Stelling's blond ringlets and smiling demeanor throughout her maiden life, and on the strength of that knowledge would have been ready any day to pronounce that whatever domestic differences might arise in her married life must be entirely Mr. Stelling's fault.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (57% in)
  • Only the day before, Dr. Kenn had been made acquainted with the contents of Stephen's letter, and he had believed them at once, without the confirmation of Maggie's statement.
    7.2 -- Book 7 Chapter 2 -- St. Ogg's Passes Judgment (57% in)

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