Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a familiar manner; unceremoniously; without constraint or formality; with the ease and unconcern that arise from long custom or acquaintance.
- adv. In a familiar manner
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a familiar manner.
- adv. in an intimately familiar manner
- familiar + -ly (Wiktionary)
“In the first place, most of the students were seated; for, in a task of pure composition, there was no occasion either for standing or for "prowling," -- the term familiarly applied to the sometimes disastrous backward and forward movements of which mention has been made, and which ordinarily gave so much action to the scene.”
“He says he was dismayed to hear that authorities were even able to get Ai Weiwei, whom he referred to familiarly as "Old Ai.”
“NATURAL HISTORY is the name familiarly applied to the study of the properties of such natural bodies as minerals, plants, and animals; the sciences which embody the knowledge man has acquired upon these subjects are commonly termed Natural Sciences, in contradistinction to other so-called “physical” sciences; and those who devote themselves especially to the pursuit of such sciences have been and are commonly termed”
“Melanie looked up like a good soldier awaiting a command and so tense was the situation it did not occur to her that for the first time Rhett was calling her familiarly by the name which only family and old friends used.”
“Each member of the party I have called by the name familiarly used on the expedition, for naturally there was no "Mistering" on a trip of this kind.”
“This afternoon Epinglard is in a theorizing mood, and, after having sent for Bamboula, as he calls her familiarly, a dark-skinned model, he drapes her in a pale-yellow tulle dress, and proceeds to lament that so few Frenchwomen will wear yellow, owing to a silly popular prejudice.”
“In old days one might have reaped for himself, by bold and emphatic biddings at a few auctions, a niche in that temple of fame, of which the presiding deity is Dr Frognal Dibdin -- a name familiarly abbreviated into that of Foggy Dibdin.”
“He was highly elated when the end of a week found him calling her familiarly "Roselle," when he could walk the deck with her after breakfast, and join her party for bridge in the afternoons, and withdraw to a warm corner of the saloon with her after dinner, there to become better acquainted.”
“Mochales smiled; he called familiarly to the bull.”
“_Qué hay, amigos_?" he called familiarly to the men in the square tower, his voice sounding careless and indifferent.”
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