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- The state of being extremely friendly; intimacy.
- It is also folly and injustice to deprive children […] of their fathers familiaritie, and ever to shew them a surly, austere, grim, and disdainefull countenance, hoping thereby to keepe them in awfull feare and duteous obedience.
- Undue intimacy; inappropriate informality, impertinence.
1927, G K Chesterton, The Return of Don Quixote, page 5:
- Murrel did not in the least object to being called a monkey, yet he always felt a slight distaste when Julian Archer called him one. […] It had to do with a fine shade between familiarity and intimacy which men like Murrel are never ready to disregard, however ready they may be to black their faces.
- An instance of familiar behaviour.
- Close or habitual acquaintance with someone or something; understanding or recognition acquired from experience.
the state of being extremely friendly; intimacy
undue intimacy; impertinence
close or habitual acquaintance with someone; recognizability
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