unacquainted with


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Adj.1.unacquainted with - having little or no knowledge ofunacquainted with - having little or no knowledge of; "unacquainted with city ways"
unfamiliar - not known or well known; "a name unfamiliar to most"; "be alert at night especially in unfamiliar surroundings"
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The plot of Rose to rob and abandon his countrymen when in the heart of the wilderness, and to throw himself into the hands of savages, may appear strange and improbable to those unacquainted with the singular and anomalous characters that are to be found about the borders.
Unacquainted with grief, I knew not how to appraise my bereavement; I could not rightly estimate the strength of the stroke.
An observer unacquainted with its history would hardly put it into the category of "haunted houses," yet in all the region round such is its evil reputation.
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 possi- bly lead those unacquainted with my religious views to suppose me an opponent of all religion.
I could not help reflecting on this occasion how imprudently I had trusted my life in the hands of men unacquainted with compassion of civility, but recollecting at the same time that the intent of my journey was such as might give me hopes of the divine protection, I banished all thoughts but those of finding a way into Aethiopia.
Safie nursed her with the most devoted affection, but the poor girl died, and the Arabian was left alone, unacquainted with the language of the country and utterly ignorant of the customs of the world.
Not one of the party, excepting the leader, had ever seen an Indian or handled a rifle; they were without guide or interpreter, and totally unacquainted with "wood craft" and the modes of making their way among savage hordes, and subsisting themselves during long marches over wild mountains and barren plains.
Monsignor Giulio Mazarini economized the traveling expenses of his guards; he consequently used the king's, and that largely, since he took fifty of them for himself -- a peculiarity which would not have failed to strike any one unacquainted with the usages of that court.
Skimpole," said I, raising my eyes to his, "I have so often heard you say that you are unacquainted with the common affairs of life--"
I know full well how changed I am, I know you are not unacquainted with my history, and I know what a noble love that is which is so faithful.
I would gladly have sent my husband away to Caroline with all our goods, and have come after myself, but this was impracticable; he would never stir without me, being himself perfectly unacquainted with the country, and with the methods of settling there or anywhere else.
"According to Danny Hillis in his book, The Pattern on The Stone, any series of yes/no decisions can be considered software--thus," said Christopher Bruno, CEO of Wrap.co, "we chose pre-historic Irish engravings--ancient when the Pyramids were built--to illustrate how Wrap can allow a mobile user unacquainted with a technical topic to flip through selected content to arrive at hoped-for conclusion in mere seconds--in this case: the belief that an animated engraving represents the 19-year cycle of the moon."