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a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support

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a friend who is frequently in the company of another

a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard

well known or easily recognized

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within normal everyday experience

(usually followed by 'with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly

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having mutual interests or affections

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References in classic literature ?
By the time when the fashionable delay of the half hour had expired, we were talking together as familiarly and as confidentially as if we had been all four of us old friends.
Both men greeted him familiarly, taking no notice of his companion.
Dunfer--or, as he was familiarly known in the neighborhood, Whisky Jo.
He laid his hand familiarly on the giant's mighty shoulder, looked him full in the face, and said, in a whisper,
He took the great, round world in his hand, so to speak, familiarly, contemptuously, and it seemed no larger than the seed of a Maraschino cherry in a
There he lay, a very queer specimen of boyhood, by name Diggs, and familiarly called "the Mucker.
asked Zarathustra temptingly, while he kept back the kine which sniffed familiarly at the peaceful one.
We called each other familiarly by the name of cousin.
Yet at times he would lean forward and appear to listen as for a far-off note of discord, as if expecting to hear some faint voice, the sound of light footsteps; or he would start half up in his seat, as though he had been familiarly touched on the shoulder.
The evening visitors - the men with collars turned up and soft hats rammed down - nodded familiarly to Mrs Verloc, and with a muttered greeting, lifted up the flap at the end of the counter in order to pass into the back parlour, which gave access to a passage and to a steep flight of stairs.
She took my arm confidingly, familiarly, and accelerated her pace.
A sallow, thinly whiskered man, wearing a dingy white collar and a frayed tie, laid down a newspaper, and, leaning familiarly on both elbows far over the bare counter, answered that the person I was inquiring for was indeed his
He was well known to the sallow denizens of the lane; for such of them as were on the look-out to buy or sell, nodded, familiarly, as he passed along.
At last Bob brought her a letter, without a postmark, directed in a hand which she knew familiarly in the letters of her own name,--a hand in which her name had been written long ago, in a pocket Shakespeare which she possessed.
Mr Grinder's company, familiarly termed a lot, consisted of a young gentleman and a young lady on stilts, and Mr Grinder himself, who used his natural legs for pedestrian purposes and carried at his back a drum.