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  • adv. In an unfamiliar manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an unfamiliar manner.


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  • The crowd at least raised no objections since, from the Manchester City perspective, unfamiliarly high stakes held enough novelty to make up for the mediocrity.

    Passions high but Manchester has little to celebrate in stalemate

  • That loping run, with little skips intermixed, by which the unfamiliarly lengthy limbs attempt to accomodate themselves to the rhythm, that is so characteristic of adolescents.


  • Now, as he held her against him and slid his hands from her waist down over her hips, past her bottom and then up again under the fluted legs of her pretty new briefs, to cup her warm flesh and press her into his body, her own hand was free to give in to the unfamiliarly wanton demands of her emotions and explore the shape and texture of his rigid erection.

    The Christmas Bride

  • He entertained the notion that he stood unfamiliarly plumb to the horizon.

    Cold Mountain

  • Wallingford kept turning to look over his shoulder to see what was behind him; it was just a couch that had been moved from somewhere else in the apartment, but to Patrick the unfamiliarly placed shape took on the characteristics of an advancing lion.

    The Fourth Hand

  • She began reading as she stood upright again, her hand reaching automatically for the small brass knob on the door, although which side of it she planned to put herself before locking it was unfamiliarly in the balance.

    Country of the Blind

  • She felt breathless and slightly on edge, her senses abruptly and unfamiliarly heightened so that, across the space that separated them, she was suddenly sharply aware of the clean male scent of Guard's body.

    Unwanted Wedding

  • Reluctantly, carefully, he put his arms around her waist, stiffly trying to keep them away from anything important, or unfamiliarly exotic.

    Stone of Tears

  • She lifted a hand unfamiliarly bare of ornament and pointed to the pinnace below.


  • She had apparently inhaled some smoke during her fran tic attempts to rescue her stock, and this had resulted in a chest infection which made her lungs ache pain fully and her body feel unfamiliarly weak.

    So Close and No Closer


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