Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORE FAMILIAR

Now the General was more familiar to Jim's ears than to his eyes.

He suggests that the thoughts might be more familiar to him than to me.

The bar-room and billiard-room were more familiar than parents knew.

But the more familiar a word is, the more likely are common ideas about it to be hazy.

This cruder belief is more familiar in the folklore of Europe than the other.

What is more familiar than the fact that when a stone is dropped it will fall to the ground?

Perhaps he was more familiar with him on this account than he otherwise would have been.

How do they happen to be more familiar with pewter and silver than I am?

And what is it, that is more pleasing and more familiar to the nature of the universe?

No people, probably, are more familiar with the art of packing than the Mexicans.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "intimate, very friendly, on a family footing," from Old French famelier, from Latin familiaris "domestic, of a household;" also "familiar, intimate, friendly," dissimilated from *familialis, from familia (see family). The sense gradually broadened. Of things, from late 15c. The noun meaning "demon, evil spirit that answers one's call" is from 1580s.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.