acquaintance

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acquaintance

Philosophy the relation between a knower and the object of his knowledge, as contrasted with knowledge by description (esp in the phrase knowledge by acquaintance)
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After making the acquaintance of Hannah Arendt, he writes, "I love this woman intensely," and devotes several entries to praising her work.
There was great concern that respectable women by making the acquaintance of the demimondaines in the shops might become influenced by their example and lifestyle in rebelling against conventional morality.
They are more representation-al and show the artist making the acquaintance of the landscape.
No, he/she has a vision of something with much narrower odds - like testing your birthday snorkel in an ornamental pond frequented by phalanx of homicidal jelly-fish, or making the acquaintance of a runaway steam-roller on a midnight stroll up a narrow lane.
And he is looking forward to making the acquaintance of some old, familiar faces this weekend.
Making the acquaintance of three books, each representing the timeless themes of Adventure, Fantasy and Horror, the boy takes a breathtaking journey as his new friends lead him through their limitless world of imagination.