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  • n. Plural form of familiar.

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Examples

  • ETA: Actually, since one of my familiars is the one that just lies there and does nothing, I'll probably have to raise the rest to twenty it'll be faster.

    Coretta Scott King, R.I.P.

  • In this interval, he had leisure to perceive the many improbabilities that either of the familiars should be the stranger who so mysteriously haunted him; and among these was the circumstance of his having resided so long at

    The Italian

  • They're often called familiars of witches, but that's nonsense.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • There were long traditions of "familiars" among the families in whom the talent for magic ran deeply, even in this island nation.

    The Serpent's Shadow

  • Nash in his prose tract called independently _The Terrors of the Night_, which was also printed in 1594, described the nocturnal habits of 'familiars' more explicitly than Chapman.

    A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles

  • 'Terrors of the Night,' piracy of, 88 _n_ nocturnal habits of 'familiars' described in, 135 _n_

    A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles

  • A word may be added in explanation of the appearances of "familiars" in the shapes of animals, an instance of which will be found in this story.

    Eric Brighteyes

  • To suckle these "familiars" with the blood of a witch was forbidden in

    Myths and Legends of Our Own Land — Volume 04 : Tales of Puritan Land

  • I wonder if the old-time inquisitors and their "familiars" were ingenious enough to compel delicate women to stand and talk all day, and sometimes part of the night?

    Without a Home

  • He was convinced witches had what he termed 'familiars' who were sent to do hellish work.

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