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  • There was also a too-familiar ring to Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's assurances in Parliament that the markets are getting it wrong and that they haven't understood the power of the decisions taken by the euro zone to address the crisis.

    Without ECB, Italy May Party Like It's 1992

  • The real reason: It's a dinosaur, a hokey throwback to an out-of-fashion genre and a too-familiar subject.

    Roush Review: Lots of New TV, But Only One Kills It

  • For these former children of the old Soviet system, there is in Vladimir Putin's Russia a strong whiff of a too-familiar past.

    From Russia With Love and Fear

  • Mireille Enos's lead performance as Sarah Linden fascinates me, although the main criticism I had about the early episodes was the strained and too-familiar subplot asking us to believe she's postponing her move to California with the love of her life to stick around and solve this case.

    Ask Matt: The Good Wife, The Killing, and More!

  • Along with a lot of too-familiar accounts of sexy bonobos, empathetic elephants and cooperative hyenas, he offers less often heard tales of the ugly truths that reign in the animal world.

    Still Red in Tooth and Claw

  • Did Truman Capote benefit from becoming a too-familiar face, or was his career shortened as a result of his celebrity?

    Heard of Any Great Playwrights Lately?

  • President Obama appropriately dispatched FEMA to begin the too-familiar process of getting physical and financial aid to Joplin's suddenly homeless.

    Joplin's Tornado

  • I had been in too-familiar contact with John Barleycorn through too many years.

    Chapter 31

  • But you're right that it's usually groaningly obvious when a too-familiar face is part of the suspect pool.

    Ask Matt: Chicago Code, Castle, Fringe and More!

  • I could feel the too-familiar rage simmer inside me.

    Raziel

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