familiarity


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Synonyms for familiarity

personal knowledge or information about someone or something

usualness by virtue of being familiar or well known

close or warm friendship

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a casual manner

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an act of undue intimacy

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They missed the freedom, indulgence, and familiarity of the old French trading houses, and did not relish the sober exactness, reserve, and method of the new- comers.
There is something about him which rather interests me, a sort of sauciness and familiarity which I shall teach him to correct.
These powers received due admiration from Catherine, to whom they were entirely new; and the respect which they naturally inspired might have been too great for familiarity, had not the easy gaiety of Miss Thorpe's manners, and her frequent expressions of delight on this acquaintance with her, softened down every feeling of awe, and left nothing but tender affection.
You need no laborious steps to enter upon familiarity with them, and you can earn not only their confidence, but their gratitude, by turning an attentive ear to their discourse.
The managing clerk objected to the familiarity, and pointedly called him Mr.
The old servitor bore upon his countenance the impression of a grief already old, the outward token of a grim familiarity with woe.
My dear Anna Mikhaylovna," said he with his usual familiarity and weariness of tone, "it is almost impossible for me to do what you ask; but to prove my devotion to you and how I respect your father's memory, I will do the impossible- your son shall be transferred to the Guards.
My father had the contempt of familiarity with it, having himself written a very brief sketch of our accidence, and he seems to have let me plunge into the sea of Spanish verbs and adverbs, nouns and pronouns, and all the rest, when as yet I could not confidently call them by name, with the serene belief that if I did not swim I would still somehow get ashore without sinking.
It was a woman's love which kept Tarzan even to the semblance of civilization--a condition for which familiarity had bred contempt.
With Captain Winters, however, greater familiarity obtained.
She accepted this cruelly appropriate nick-name as a mark of affectionate familiarity which honored a servant.
Child,' says he, `I am sorry to see the familiarity which subsists between you and a fellow who is altogether unworthy of you, and I am afraid will prove your ruin.
Let thy virtue be too high for the familiarity of names, and if thou must speak of it, be not ashamed to stammer about it.
I think the characteristic by which we distinguish the images we trust is the feeling of FAMILIARITY that accompanies them.
These volumes were my study day and night, and my familiarity with them increased that regret which I had felt, as a child, on learning that my father's dying injunction had forbidden my uncle to allow me to embark in a seafaring life.