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acquaint
used in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

9 uses
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Definition
to cause to know; or to cause to be familiar with
  • I was aware of all the facts, having been made acquainted with them by a young man who had lived there.
    Chapter 9 (98% in)
acquainted = familiar
  • They were in very deed men and women of sorrow, and acquainted with grief.
    Chapter 8 (31% in)
  • I was made acquainted with his wife not less than with himself.
    Chapter 9 (5% in)
  • That night, I fell in with Sandy Jenkins, a slave with whom I was somewhat acquainted.
    Chapter 10 (29% in)
  • It was necessary to keep our religious masters at St. Michael's unacquainted with the fact, that, instead of spending the Sabbath in wrestling, boxing, and drinking whisky, we were trying to learn how to read the will of God; for they had much rather see us engaged in those degrading sports, than to see us behaving like intellectual, moral, and accountable beings.
    Chapter 10 (55% in)
  • He was not acquainted with the fact that I had applied to Master Thomas, and had been refused.
    Chapter 11 (20% in)
  • Such being my conjectures, any one acquainted with the appearance of New Bedford may very readily infer how palpably I must have seen my mistake.
    Chapter 11 (74% in)
  • From that time until now, I have been engaged in pleading the cause of my brethren—with what success, and with what devotion, I leave those acquainted with my labors to decide.
    Chapter 11 (**% in)
  • APPENDIX I find, since reading over the foregoing Narrative, that I have, in several instances, spoken in such a tone and manner, respecting religion, as may possibly lead those unacquainted with my religious views to suppose me an opponent of all religion.
    Appendix (2% in)

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