Let's say a person doesn't fully know person and they "know" that person for a long time now, but you only know basic stuff about them, like what their likes, dislikes, but never fully dwelled deeper than that. You never knew how they came to be the person they became today or who they were when they were young, or what experiences shaped them to become the person they are today. I'm trying to write a song that has that special meaning to the person I'm describing.

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    Their 'acquaintance', for example? Jul 29, 2017 at 19:32
  • Yes, their "acquaintance".
    – cameron
    Jul 29, 2017 at 19:36
  • Can meaning also apply to loved ones?
    – cameron
    Jul 29, 2017 at 19:39
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    Why does the title of this question have the word fully used twice?
    – thomj1332
    Jul 29, 2017 at 19:49
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    By the way, this question might be closed: Questions on choosing an ideal word or phrase must include information on how it will be used in order to be answered. For help writing a good word or phrase request, see: About single word requests. You may want to edit your question Jul 29, 2017 at 19:50

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a person known to one, but usually not a close friend.

Source: Dictionary.com

  • This is an answer to the previous question 'Are there commonly used words to denote different gradations of friendship in English?'; if the question is interpreted as licensing this answer, it is a duplicate. Jul 29, 2017 at 23:32
  • @EdwinAshworth thanks, I'll try and come up with something new... Jul 30, 2017 at 9:24
  • @EdwinAshworth I can't think of anything better, unfortunately. If the community/moderators/OP consider it a dupe, they'll say so... (The OP has confirmed that 'acquaintance' is indeed what they were looking for) Jul 30, 2017 at 15:17
  • Suggesting this in a 'comment' is the correct way to help OP while not sanctioning the question. Jul 30, 2017 at 16:36

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