- an officer of the Inquisition, employed to arrest accused or suspected persons.
- a person who belongs to the household of the pope or of a bishop, rendering domestic though not menial service.
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Example sentences from the Web for familiar
One of the people familiar with Pence’s prep work said several debate-related meetings were slated to be held Thursday.
Obviously, McDonald’s wants to be accommodating of customers, especially during a pandemic, and plenty of McDonald’s workers were probably already familiar with Travis Scott.McDonald’s Teaches Employees Travis Scott Catchphrases Because of TikTok Trend|Jaya Saxena|September 17, 2020|Eater
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA, Commerzbank AG, HSBC Holdings Plc, ING Groep NV and Societe Generale SA are working on the deal, according to the person familiar.Volkswagen is the latest carmaker to tap the red-hot green-bond market to fund its EV ambitions|Bernhard Warner|September 16, 2020|Fortune
Two congressional aides and a separate official familiar with the meeting confirmed Biden’s appearance with Democratic senators, which was first reported by Politico.Trump, in town hall, says he wouldn’t have done anything differently on pandemic|Colby Itkowitz, Josh Dawsey, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
Cloud-data software maker Snowflake priced its initial public offering at $120 a share, above the marketed range, according to a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified.Snowflake’s buzzy IPO just got a little more buzzy|Verne Kopytoff|September 15, 2020|Fortune
When ‘Downton Abbey’ returns Sunday night, its fashion fans are in for a familiar treat.
In the midst of the clubbiness, there is a heimishe (Yiddish for familiar, old school) quality.
More than bawdy, though, The Ball adds a familiar unpretentiousness to trendy locales like Tao, Lavo, The Park, and Dream Hotel.
New York—and Brooklyn in particular—was familiar turf for Brinsley.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish|M.L. Nestel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Kent will not let us off the familiar horror hook so easily.
Thure and Bud were too familiar with this type of wilderness manhood to be worried in the least over their rough looks and dress.The Cave of Gold|Everett McNeil
The building is so far beyond any familiar proportions that at first sight all details are lost upon its broad front.Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2|Francis Marion Crawford
Now, you see, I'm not familiar with some of the things that were discussed with the other bureau commanders.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Forms, now turning into dust, holy in our memories, read these familiar pages.The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible|R. Heber Newton
And now more people were coming up the stairs, a drawling, familiar voice—Alma Drew on the landing below.The Tin Soldier|Temple Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for familiar
Derived forms of familiarfamiliarly, adverbfamiliarness, noun
Word Origin for familiar
Idioms and Phrases with familiar
see have a familiar ring.