He had many acquaintances but few close friends.
Acquaintances were shallow and many, but if a person had one true friend in a lifetime, they were blessed.
The quarrel which all the acquaintances of the two philosophers had predicted soon came, and no language had expressions strong enough for Rousseau's anger.
On a second visit in 1793 he made many acquaintances among the English aristocracy and studied the English constitution.
One of Pierre's acquaintances, while they were talking about the weather, asked if he had heard of Kuragin's abduction of Rostova which was talked of in the town, and was it true?