[ noun ] personal knowledge or information about someone or something
Used in print(Newton Stallknecht, "Ideas and Literature," in Newton S...)
In much the same way , we recognize the importance of Shakespeare 's familarity with Plutarch and Montaigne , of Shelley 's study of Plato 's dialogues , and of Coleridge 's enthusiastic plundering of the writings of many philosophers and theologians from Plato to Schelling and William_Godwin , through which so many abstract ideas were brought to the attention of English men_of_letters .(H. A. Gleason, "Review of African language studies...)
This limited familiarity with the possible phenomena has severely hampered work with tone .
[ noun ] close or warm friendship
"the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy"
Used in print(T. C. McClary, "The Flooded Desert," Argosy,...)
He had left her inviolate , thinking familiarity would gentle her in_time .
[ noun ] usualness by virtue of being familiar or well known
Used in print(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
Mr._McKinley , for all his sprawling and his easy familiarity , was completely alert to his son , eyes always on the still face , jumping to anticipate Scotty_'s desires .