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Definition of "quaintance" []

  • Acquaintance. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "quaintance" in a sentence
  • "He believes her in a consumption; and has brought a physician of his intimate ac-quaintance to visit her: but she, and we all are con vinced, that medicine will not reach her case: and she affected to be startled at his supposing she was in so bad a way, on purpose, as she owned, to avoid his kind importunity to take advice in a malady that nothing but time and patience can cure."
  • "And I beg of you, Sir, to allow me to claim your further ac-quaintance."
  • "I have one encouragement, since my happy ac-quaintance with Miss Byron, to think that the age is not entirely lost to a sense of virtue and goodness."
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