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overfamiliarity

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  • n. the state of being overfamiliar

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Examples

  • What if "overfamiliarity" is a cover for something else?

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  • He had a fair complexion that sunburnt easily; he bought his clothes and most other goods from London merchants; he never affirmed the divinity of Jesus Christ but actively supported his local Anglican churches; he rebuilt Mount Vernon (named after an English admiral) on classically English architectural principles; he was phlegmatic and disliked overfamiliarity; he even played cricket during the dark days of Valley Forge.

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  • In these days of triple chocolate yule logs and all-singing, all-dancing pine-scented mince pies, however, the homely fruit cake can suffer from the stigma of overfamiliarity, even an off-putting wholesomeness.

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  • This overfamiliarity had also “rather alarmed” both air marshals, whose attitude toward their assistant air attaché in Washington had now become “a little chilly.”

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  • In Dragonchaser, I gave a lot of characters Lithuanian names like Giedrus and Skaidrys - these names have a latinate feel it's only a slight oversimplification to describe Lithuanian nomenclature as latinised Polish without the overfamiliarity of actual Latin names.

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  • In earlier books, I've looked closely at moments to see why they matter, and I've tried to rescue things, people, ideas from overfamiliarity.

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  • Going out to dinner with friends -- for, say, two hours of convivial overfamiliarity and banal, rehashed conversation -- seemed like idiocy, and the emptiness was only exacerbated when my friends jumped for the check.

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  • With all those correct options, one would think that people would not need to insist on an incorrect one, especially one that, owing to its parallels, conveys and insulting sense of overfamiliarity.

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  • And for those of us who know something about estalished usage, 'Pope Benedict' definitely does convey an insulting overfamiliarity, much like calling a Dr. John Smith 'Dr. John' instead of 'Doctor Smith'.

    URGENT The "Reform of the Reform" is in motion

  • And for those of us who know something about estalished usage, 'Pope Benedict' definitely does convey an insulting overfamiliarity

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