FAMILIAR in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FAMILIAR
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familiar
 a.  well known or easily recognized
Example Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  I saw a few familiar faces among the crowd.
2  Tom is quite familiar with the author.
3  Complaints about school food have become a familiar refrain.
4  It was reassuring to hear John's familiar voice.
5  Something about her voice was vaguely familiar.
6  He is familiar with Chinese history.
7  She offered the familiar argument that a strong domestic steel industry is needed for national defense.
8  Unlike the familiar blood alcohol tests in motoring cases, urinalysis does not demonstrate that the employee is impaired by drugs.
9  The smell is very familiar to everyone who lives near a bakery.
10  To his delight a familiar, tall, languid figure lowered itself down the steps of a club.
11  He's a familiar figure in the neighbourhood.
12  Will you please spell your name for me; it's one I'm not familiar with.
13  Nothing worse than a familiar enemy.
14  The voice on the phone sounded familiar.
15  The place felt faintly familiar to me.
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  It was in the early morning stillness, when his muscles were swinging to their familiar task and his lungs expanding with long draughts of mountain air, that Ethan did his clearest thinking.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In III
2  She poured out her tea, added a great deal of milk to it, helped herself largely to pie and pickles, and made the familiar gesture of adjusting her false teeth before she began to eat.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
3  He saw Jotham Powell walking up the hill through the morning mist, and the familiar sight added to his growing conviction of security.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VIII
4  Just as they started he heard the sorrel's whinny again, and the familiar wistful call, and all the confused images it brought with it, went with him down the first reach of the road.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
5  Seeing that he was employing familiar maneuvers to extricate himself from unpleasant conversation, she slipped her arm through his and said: "I was waiting for you."
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
6  The sight of Tom Slattery dawdling on his neighbors' porches, begging cotton seed for planting or a side of bacon to "tide him over," was a familiar one.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
7  She looked about the hall at the familiar faces, so assured of success, so brave, so devoted, and somehow a cold little chill set in at her heart.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
8  It was an oddly familiar noise, blurred and indistinct though it was.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
9  Gray wool for uniforms was now almost literally more priceless than rubies, and Ashley was wearing the familiar homespun.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
10  This was familiar ground and far more interesting than military operations.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
11  Or worse still, thought Scarlett with a chill, like the familiar and dear face of a mother, beautiful and quiet at last, after death agonies.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
12  Her father's arm held tightly in her own, Scarlett felt her way down the wide dark hall which, even in its blackness, was as familiar as her own mind.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
13  As the woman stepped to the ground and looked toward the house, Scarlett saw there was something familiar about the rabbity face, caked with white powder.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
14  Strange that Belle's should be the first familiar face she saw.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
15  At least five hundred dollars in debts, some of them months old, were set down against the names of people she knew well, the Merriwethers and the Elsings among other familiar names.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI