(n.) A state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more than slight or superficial, knowledge; personal knowledge gained by intercourse short of that of friendship or intimacy; as, I know the man; but have no acquaintance with him.
(n.) A person or persons with whom one is acquainted.
(1) It seeks to acquaint them with 'ethical' arguments against their work which, because they are simple and plausible, persuade many people.
(2) Acquaintance with a teenaged girl of roughly qualifying age is not essential, but probably helpful, when it comes to appreciating the degree to which Uncle Rupert's views on women, as still reflected in Page 3 , have not progressed since his executives started perving over snaps of their favourite teens.
(3) The evaluation indicates that the flexibility of this form of recorded material can make several unique contributions to the teaching program, in acquainting students with clinical problems, in simulating expensive equipment, and encouraging students to use the literature.
(4) One described the mutilated bodies of three acquaintances – two women and a 14-year-old boy – found in their homes.
(5) None of us is locked into a harness on a bench, being made unwillingly acquainted with tobacco products.
(6) The pathomechanism of this complication origin and significance of its acquaintance was discussed.
(7) But Olney wanted to be an artist and he set off for Paris, where he found himself a garret in which he could make portraits and a new life among friends, lovers and acquaintances that included the black American writer and civil rights pioneer James Baldwin, WH Auden and, distantly, Edith Piaf, whom he saw sing Je ne Regrette Rien for the first time at the Olympia theatre.
(8) Some 30-40% of them had no contacts with friends or acquaintances.
(9) Life events were assessed by reports on the numbers of lovers, friends, and acquaintances who were diagnosed with AIDS or had died of AIDS and by scores on a checklist of 24 more general serious stressor events.
(10) The test explored the conditions of the arteriolar tree and acquainted us with the degree of the ischemic damage and the functional value of the interhemispheric arterial collateral circle.
(11) This article reviews literature since 1980 on college men as perpetrators of acquaintance rape and other forms of sexual assault.
(12) Because safe, effective treatment for established viral hepatitis is not available, physicians need to be acquainted with recent advances in prophylaxis.
(13) And the Prophet (peace be upon him) was considered the master of the global Islamic message; it was necessary for him to be acquainted with what was happening around him in the neighbouring states, and knowing their latest affairs and thus inviting them to Islam.
(14) The authors suggest that the difficulties in diagnosing gluten enteropathies in adults are due to the lack of biopsy capsules, low acquaintance of physicians with this disease, and indications to small intestine biopsy.
(15) Topics include (1) the definition and incidence of acquaintance rape and sexual assault; (2) perpetrator characteristics; (3) situations associated with sexual assault; and (4) men's misperception of women's sexual intent.
(16) Acute hepatitis E was associated with recent contact with a family member or acquaintance with jaundice and the presence of indoor plumbing.
(17) This experiment examined an interpersonal-process view of depression by assessing subjects' reactions to a request for help from a hypothetical depressed or nondepressed person with whom they had been acquainted for a relatively short (2 weeks) or long (1 year) period of time.
(18) But she was also, the acquaintance said, "still very conscious of being the daughter of Aung San".
(19) As in the probing of any violent demise, accurate identification, management, and preservation of all physical evidence; complete photographic documentation of the scene and the body; reconstruction of the scene; and interviews with the family and acquaintances (psychological autopsy) are mandatory for proper study, evaluation, and interpretation of the case.
(20) The latter point seems to be one that meets with general agreement among acquaintances and admirers (only one person I spoke to made any statement about “Nick being primarily a poet”).
(n.) The state of being intimate; close familiarity or association; nearness in friendship.
(1) Training in social skills specific to fostering intimacy is suggested as a therapeutic step, and modifications to the social support measure for future use discussed.
(2) To which Salim replies: “But you do.” When such intimacy between two men can be broadcast to an audience of millions, we are shown that the ways of portraying gay sex can be reframed.
(3) Self- and friend ratings of friendship intimacy were gathered using a 2-step procedure ensuring that students rated only reciprocated friendships.
(4) Their relationship to the clinical situation on index case and the intimacy of exposure is analyzed.
(5) This therapy is done in three stages: (1) dryness (assessment and detoxification); (2) sobriety (achieving stable abstinence); and (3) wellness (using sobriety as a basis for personal growth and intimacy.
(6) Empathy is a general or superordinate term for many more specific aspects of the sensitive interpersonal interactions in the intimacy of relationships like the psychoanalytic one.
(7) These patients may experience delayed mastery of developmental tasks, intimacy, and independence and may have long-term psychological sequelae.
(8) Factor analysis yielded four indices: a) impact of disease (e.g., being a burden, loss of energy, loss of bowel control); b) sexual intimacy; c) complications of disease (e.g., developing cancer, having surgery, dying early); and d) body stigma (e.g., feeling dirty or smelly).
(9) Adult diaries and novels written by the British feminist and pacifist Vera Brittain (1893-1970) were content analyzed for Eriksonian themes of identity, intimacy, and generativity.
(10) Also, the individuals' intimacy of disclosure to peers was not correlated with the intimacy of disclosure received from them; indicating a lack of reciprocity of self-disclosure.
(11) The intimacy between community members and the doctor's own friendships with families, the distance to specialized services and the hardship travel might cause for patients, the economic risks in treating indigents in an already financially strapped small facility, and the physician's role as a citizen as well as health care provider are factors that cannot be ignored in treatment decisions.
(12) As robots become more intelligent, they will be able to provide the illusion of care –providing practical support, conversation, even intimacy .
(13) Fox was famously burned by the British press in 2001, on the release of Intimacy, an odd, joyless film adaptation of several Hanif Kureishi short stories, in which she and Mark Rylance played characters who meet every week to couple on his dirty carpet.
(14) In the thrall of social media and smartphones, we are drip-fed a steady supply of Instagram-filtered intimacy – and in this world, negative emotions and loneliness are taboo.
(15) The implications of these findings are discussed and the contingency of intimacy upon ego identity is questioned with regard to females.
(16) They conceptualized attitudes toward AIDS, developed items reflecting diffusion, foreclosure, moratorium, and achievement statuses in development, and assessed their relationships to identity and intimacy, while predicting overall that general maturity, as measured by high identity and intimacy, would relate positively to precautionary attitudes toward AIDS.
(17) The protective aspects of intimacy are discussed together with evidence that certain personality types promote it in the marital situation while others do not.
(18) Three features of friendship were examined: intimacy, empathy, and stability over time.
(19) Perhaps unsurprisingly, the illusion of intimacy that new social networking sites afforded suited the confessional bent of these young, female singer-songwriters.
(20) In a study of 31 young married couples, scores on each dimension of intimacy maturity were analyzed in relation to gender, gender role (as assessed through an adaptation of the Bem Sex Role Inventory; Bem, 1974), and marital adjustment.