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  • adv. In a familiar manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a familiar manner.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an intimately familiar manner


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familiar +‎ -ly


  • 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.

    A Bookful of Girls

  • He says he was dismayed to hear that authorities were even able to get Ai Weiwei, whom he referred to familiarly as "Old Ai."

    China Investigates Detained Artist for Economic Crimes

  • 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.

    Gone with the Wind

  • 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.

    A Canyon Voyage The Narrative of the Second Powell Expedition down the Green-Colorado River from Wyoming, and the Explorations on Land, in the Years 1871 and 1872

  • 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.

    Lippincott's Magazine, October 1885

  • 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.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • 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.

    Married Life The True Romance

  • Mochales smiled; he called familiarly to the bull.

    The Happy End

  • "_Qué hay, amigos_?" he called familiarly to the men in the square tower, his voice sounding careless and indifferent.

    Daughter of the Sun A Tale of Adventure


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