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know (someone)

To have a familiarity with someone; to know who someone is. Such familiarity can range from close friendship to having only met someone once. Oh yeah, I know Mr. Meyers, he used to be my neighbor. He knew Vanessa long before she became a famous singer.
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A study by Camlin and Chimbwete (18) looked at personal knowledge of a close relative or household member and condom use at last sexual act; knowing someone infected with HIV/AIDS did not increase rate of condom use.
We created a second categorization for the class based on the probability of reporting either knowing someone with AIDS or who has died from and AIDS; the threshold to include "with AIDS" in the class was .
Whatever the direction of causality, the data do make a strong case that knowing someone who is gay or lesbian fosters more accepting attitudes on many of the issues surrounding gay and lesbian relations today.
Knowing someone who is living with HIV/AIDS does not appear to be the answer, either.
00 explores the subtleties of relationships with emphasis on the differences between knowing someone and loving them.
Life is about getting jobs - or jobs for our kids in newsagents or on milk rounds or in a pub - through knowing someone.
They also exhibit the kind of understanding that comes from knowing someone who is different, whether that person be a member of a sexual or racial minority or simply someone from another culture.
When it comes to debunking stereotypes, there is no substitute for knowing someone personally.
And more than half of the boys reported knowing someone who took performance-enhancing drugs, and 18 percent said they were personally aware of coaches or staffers approving the use of the substances.
Knowing someone who is openly gay creates a much more sympathetic attitude in support of gay rights.
None of the teachers at the school, nor Principal Dave Mende, can remember ever teaching or knowing someone who taught as many sets of twins in one class.
Anyone needing assistance or knowing someone who needs assistance should call the following toll free number: 866-268-3409.
Knowing someone helps you love and support them more effectively.
You can get famous by association - by sleeping with someone famous, suing someone famous or, at the rate things are going, perhaps even knowing someone who slept with or sued someone famous.