Utterance vs Acquaintance - What's the difference?
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Utterance is a related term of acquaintance.
As nouns the difference between utterance and acquaintance
is that utterance
is an act of uttering or utterance
can be the utmost extremity (of a fight etc) while acquaintance
is (uncountable) 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.
An act of uttering.
* (John Milton)
* , chapter=13
- at length gave utterance to these words
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* 2005 , (Plato), Sophist . Translation by Lesley Brown. .
The ability to speak.
Manner of speaking.
* Bible, Acts ii. 4
- To know how one should express oneself in saying or judging that there really are falsehoods without getting caught up in contradiction by such an utterance : that's extremely difficult, Theaetetus.
* (John Keats)
- Theybegan to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance .
- O, how unlike / To that large utterance of the early gods!
(obsolete) Sale by offering to the public.
(obsolete) Putting in circulation.
- (Francis Bacon)
* Mathematics and Poetry are... the utterance of the same power of imagination, only that in the one case it is addressed to the head, in the other, to the heart. — Thomas Hill
From (etyl) oultrance.
The utmost extremity (of a fight etc.).
*:And soo they mette soo hard / that syre Palomydes felle to the erthe hors and alle / Thenne sir Bleoberis cryed a lowde and said thus / make the redy thou fals traytour knyghte Breuse saunce pyte / for wete thow certaynly I wille haue adoo with the to the vtteraunce for the noble knyghtes and ladyes that thou hast falsly bitraid
(uncountable) 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
* 1799 , '', in ''The Works , Volume 6,
- I know of the man; but have no acquaintance with him.
(countable) A person or persons with whom one is acquainted.
* 1848 , , Chapter XVI:
- Contract no friend?hip, or even acquaintance , with a guileful man : he re?embles a coal, which when hot burneth the hand, and when cold blacketh it.
- Montgomery was an old acquaintance of Ferguson.
* Synonym notes: The words acquaintance , familiarity, and intimacy mark different degrees of closeness in social intercourse. Acquaintance arises from occasional intercourse; as, our acquaintance has been a brief one. We can speak of a slight or an intimate acquaintance. Familiarity is the result of continued acquaintance. It springs from persons being frequently together, so as to wear off all restraint and reserve; as, the familiarity of old companions. Intimacy is the result of close connection, and the freest interchange of thought; as, the intimacy of established friendship.
* familiarity, fellowship, intimacy, knowledge
* See also
* nodding acquaintance