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- n. Plural form of unfamiliarity.
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It comes to us then, clear and full, that our imagination has realised itself; we dismiss quite finally a Rip-Van-Winkle fancy we have entertained, all the unfamiliarities of our descent from the mountain pass gather together into one fullness of conviction, and we know, we know, we are in Utopia.
D'Arcy was much in evidence, fluttering here and there before the ceremony like an anxious beadle; and Mr Cardew had come to guide poor Stella through the unfamiliarities of High Anglican procedure.
He first saw his brother's contribution two weeks ago and said it had "uncanny resonances - something riddled with familiarities and at the same time unfamiliarities".
Having lived through a lengthy alliance before the deal "a lat relation before moving in together" will have reduced these information asymmetries and unfamiliarities while, crucially, in the process, may well have bred some much needed trust.
Sometimes I try to look over the high walls as I drive past Long Beach, wondering what unfamiliarities lie behind them, and at the same time hoping I don’t have to find out anytime soon.