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- v. Present participle of familiarize.
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- adj. serving to familiarize.
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- adj. serving to make familiar
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The "Baen" experiment was hugely successful in familiarizing readers with Baen authors, but from what I've heard, far less successful in shifting Baen's output toward significantly greater e-book sales. hob says:
Source thought that the course was very effective in familiarizing the district political cadre with Communist theory.
It is not that the dead are forgotten -- it is not that their memory has ceased to be dear and sacred to their friends -- but it is that the gay and the worldly-minded shrink from the dark images called forth by the aspect of the grave; they recoil from the idea of familiarizing themselves with the inevitable spot where they must one day lie in "cold obstruction's apathy;" they deem it fond folly to nourish grief by keeping before their eyes that which perpetually reminds them of the loss they have sustained, and thus they fly from the dwellings of the dead, and abandon what was once dearest to them to darkness and the worm.
(Asked by TIME whether any of the accused servicemen have faced disciplinary action in relation to the attack, a spokesman for the Department of Defense said he is still "familiarizing" himself with the case and doesn't know the answer.)
The primary goals of the Initiative include familiarizing the American public with positive images of Arab women through education and cultural outreach, building coalitions with other minority ethnic groups, and driving forward the development of ADC.
Even fewer spent much time familiarizing themselves with the handling characteristics of big jets when autopilots suddenly disconnect during cruise, as occurred with the Air France flight.
They all taste very different, so it is worth familiarizing yourself with the flavor profiles.
I began by familiarizing myself with various mutant phenotypes using a demonstration collection that Bob had prepared for me.
Marketing these players to their own communities is an essential part of the process, familiarizing and acquainting them will galvanize Team-Jewish players to be more in touch with the game, while simultaneously inspiring its members to support these crucial players.
Atwood employs the technique of de-familiarizing the familiar and through this method, places humanity in a different light.