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[ US /fəˌmɪɫˈjɛɹəti/ ]
[ UK /fəmˌɪlɪˈæɹɪti/ ]
  1. a casual manner
  2. usualness by virtue of being familiar or well known
  3. an act of undue intimacy
  4. personal knowledge or information about someone or something
  5. close or warm friendship
    the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy
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How To Use familiarity In A Sentence

  • The geography was utterly alien to Patrick, although his unfamiliarity with the picture could have been attributed to the gaps.
  • But it is precisely the familiarity of the urban terrain to those who live there that enables them to use it to the advantages of ambushes, surprise attacks and rapid redeployment.
  • Their ability to conduct surprise raids presupposed close familiarity with currents, beaches, and locations of population centres.
  • See it once and it will haunt your memory with the pleasant familiarity of an old friend.
  • There is very little to break the familiarity and deadening monotony of Aslam's routine.
  • That obvious familiarity of product and my jovial manner helped me pass through the whole security network unchecked. Corporate Cloak and Dagger
  • The size and familiarity of the little lamb is genuinely touching. Times, Sunday Times
  • A WordPress child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme form-a directory with a file named '' style. css '' make; itr equires only some familiarity with HTML and CSS, and no knowledge of PHP. Codex - Recent changes [en]
  • Wherefore, upon all these accounts, as well as for all the reasons before mentioned, youth stands in need of good government to manage it in the reading of poetry, that being free from all prejudicate opinions, and rather instructed beforehand in conformity thereunto, it may with more calmness, friendliness, and familiarity pass from thence to the study of philosophy. Essays and Miscellanies
  • Nations. yep, it's pretty quaint stuff, couched in terms of newness and normalcy, of foreigness and familiarity. it describes the music as modern and "swingy" and yet timeless, as being of universal appeal - they belong to everyone - and yet "from a single nationality." i wonder whether the universalist rhetoric was meant to appeal to non-jews or simply to jews ambivalent about their jewishness? or am i simply being naive about midcentury, metropolitan jewishness? it is interesting to me also that, apparently, zionist discourse had not yet divorced the term palestinian from any association with jewish heritage. Wayneandwax.com
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