01. The President finally [acknowledged] having had an affair with his secretary.
02. When they were introduced, he [acknowledged] her by shaking hands, and looking at her warmly.
03. Passive people are often not [acknowledged] by others.
04. The resignation of the senior administrator is seen as an [acknowledgement] that the company is in serious financial difficulty.
05. He will never [acknowledge] his mistake; he is much too proud.
06. Her brother has finally [acknowledged] that he has a drug problem, and has agreed to get help.
07. The child was obliged to [acknowledge] he had lied when the stolen toy was found in his room.
08. Leonardo da Vinci was [acknowledged] as a genius even in his own day.
09. There is a Russian proverb which observes that [acknowledgement] is half of correction.
10. There is a Chinese proverb which observes that if you wish your merit to be known, [acknowledge] that of other people.
11. Euripides said that the best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, [acknowledge] the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
12. Her marriage started to improve once her husband finally [acknowledged] he had an anger problem and began to take counseling.
13. René Descartes was able to avoid conflict with the Church only by [acknowledging] that God was the source of the original impulse to reason.
14. The doctor [acknowledged] his colleagues with a nod of the head when he walked into the room.
15. He didn't agree with her right away, but [acknowledged] that her suggestion was worth considering.
16. The independence of the Netherlands was [acknowledged] by Spain in 1648, following 80 years of revolt.
17. In 1215, Britain's King John was forced by his lords to sign the Magna Carta [acknowledging] that free men are entitled to judgment by their peers, and that even a sovereign is not above the law.
18. David Suzuki once noted that our reluctance to [acknowledge] our animal nature is indicated in our attitude to other animals.
19. He won't be able to address his drinking problem until he [acknowledges] that he is an alcoholic.

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