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Definitions of unfamiliar

  1.   Not familiar.
  2.   Not rendered agreeable by frequent use; not accustomed.
  3.   not known or well known; " a name unfamiliar to most"; " be alert at night especially in unfamiliar surroundings"

Quotes of unfamiliar

  1. If you've really loved a book, or a movie for that matter, really loved it, what you want is that same book again, but as if you've never read it. And when you get something unfamiliar you feel betrayed. – Michael Cunningham
  2. One needs but to say that, in the case of an unfamiliar sequence of syllables, only about seven can be grasped in one act, but that with frequent repetition and gradually increasing familiarity with the series this capacity of consciousness may be increased. – Hermann Ebbinghaus
  3. Leadership is particularly necessary to ensure ready acceptance of the unfamiliar and that which is contrary to tradition. – Cyril Falls
  4. I wanted to shoot straight, mainstream, somehow off -beat. Not only realistic West, which is quite unfamiliar to the world's population- even to a lot of Americans. – Ang Lee
  5. Meanwhile, the originator of a theory may have a very lonely time, especially if his colleagues find his views of nature unfamiliar and difficult to appreciate. – Peter D. Mitchell
  6. And, more important, none of Paul's music feels unfamiliar to me. – Ednita Nazario
  7. At first, it's unfamiliar then it strikes root. – Fernando Pessoa
  8. I like to grow as an actor, and you can do that by playing parts that are unfamiliar to you and uncomfortable. – David Schwimmer
  9. Politics can be likened to driving at night over unfamiliar hills and mountains. Close attention must be paid to what the beam can reach and the next bend. – David Trimble
  10. A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown. – Denis Waitley
  11. I'm trying to go over my lines. I woke up on the floor, somebody had me in their arms. I didn't quite know who, people looked so unfamiliar That's about all I remember. – Dick York

Usage examples for unfamiliar

  1. “ Philip interposed, catching quick at the unfamiliar word with blank English astonishment, and more than ever convinced, in spite of denial, that the stranger was an American. ” – The British Barbarians by Grant Allen
  2. At the edge of the woods he paused, straining his ears, trying to get his bearings, for he was on unfamiliar ground and the fog was very dense here. ” – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  3. But the other shape was as unfamiliar as it was unexpected- that of a human being. ” – Dusty Star by Olaf Baker
  4. Old faces had grown older; some were gone, And many unfamiliar ones had come. ” – The Feast of the Virgins and Other Poems by H. L. Gordon
  5. “ I looked round and saw a room unfamiliar yet already hated. ” – The Car of Destiny by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  6. “ Katharine smiled at the sound of his voice; she listened as if she found it a little unfamiliar intimately though she knew it; she tested it. ” – Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
  7. It is not to the affronted soul that the charm of the unfamiliar makes its sweet and powerful appeal. ” – Americans and Others by Agnes Repplier
  8. Yes, through the door; the surroundings are not unfamiliar – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  9. The architecture was not entirely unfamiliar – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  10. My men quickly carried their supplies to them, and before the last of the equipment had been delivered, the boat was assembled and afloat: a broad- beamed craft with hollow metal ribs, covered with some shining fabric which was unfamiliar to me. ” – The Death-Traps of FX-31 by Sewell Peaslee Wright
  11. Even Mr. Johnston could be clearly seen coming down from the boatshed with a curious figure beside him- a figure so odd and unfamiliar that he might have been part of the unfamiliar fog itself. ” – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  12. “ Mrs. Purdy ventured, evidently treading unfamiliar ground. ” – Calvary Alley by Alice Hegan Rice
  13. Patty got out, and looked a little apprehensively at the unfamiliar surroundings. ” – Patty's Success by Carolyn Wells
  14. Any of my readers to whom this thought is unfamiliar have only to look at their own experience in order to see how reasonable it is. ” – The New Theology by R. J. Campbell
  15. Through this stole another thought- vague, unfamiliar yet seemingly of truth's own essence. ” – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt
  16. “ For a long time he lay there wondering where he could be and how he came to be in this unfamiliar place. ” – Her Weight in Gold by George Barr McCutcheon
  17. He would not plunge his people into an unfamiliar misery. ” – Candide by Voltaire Commentator: Philip Littell
  18. “ " We will put that to the test, and that quickly," said Lord Claud; and forthwith he led his companion out of the house and through several unfamiliar streets, till he reached a building rather larger than its surrounding neighbours, into which he walked with the air of one well used to the place. ” – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green
  19. “ Ernest Treadwell was unfamiliar with this part of London. ” – The Rustle of Silk by Cosmo Hamilton
  20. The young man could not have said precisely how, for he was unfamiliar with the aspect of that gentleman's back. ” – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance

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