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Usage examples for Familiarity

  1. Familiarity has bred contempt. – A Poor Man's House by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  2. Are the properties of a chemical compound less mysterious essentially because of the familiarity with which we handle them? – Theological Essays by Charles Bradlaugh
  3. He called Sol by his first name, in easy familiarity, although he never had spoken to him before that day. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  4. I have been greatly exalted by the familiarity of the two last men of your house- allowed to speak freely because of my fidelity.... – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  5. And familiarity with that dreadful organization had by no means bred contempt. – The Quest of the Sacred Slipper by Sax Rohmer
  6. Moreover, she knew that if they talked that night they would talk as friends, and that Laurence would ever afterwards treat her with the familiarity of a friend. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  7. " I'm from the Double R," offered Langford, feeling slightly less important, conscious that somehow the familiarity that he had felt existed between them a moment before was a singularly fleeting thing. – The Trail to Yesterday by Charles Alden Seltzer
  8. I was surprised and annoyed at this easy familiarity, but I grew accustomed to it afterwards. – Prisoner for Blasphemy by G. W. [George William] Foote
  9. Marianne withdrew rather coldly from a kiss which Mrs. Tattle was going to give her; for she was somewhat surprised at the familiarity with which this lady talked to her footman. – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  10. You show remarkable familiarity with the monastery. – The Cry at Midnight by Mildred A. Wirt
  11. We know very well that, laugh at it as we may, our costume will three hundred years hence be as interesting as that of any other age, but that is not to the point: it has got to be effective now, whereas our familiarity with it has bred contempt. – Ex Voto by Samuel Butler
  12. His probable familiarity with the family made this possible. – A Life of St. John for the Young by George Ludington Weed
  13. She was an old- fashioned mother, who held it her duty to keep up her authority, and counted over- familiarity and indulgence as sins. – Chantry House by Charlotte M. Yonge
  14. My little chamber was in darkness, but the clear, cold voice struck a vague note of familiarity. – A Monk of Cruta by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  15. Think of any modern town you please, and remember that, whatever may be the accumulation of architectural magnificence around any given spot, the people of that town treat it all with familiarity and without any waste of sentiment. – Life in the Roman World of Nero and St. Paul by T. G. Tucker
  16. In this way she had acquired a familiarity with them such as none of the King's children, not even the bastards, had approached. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
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