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People are more relaxed in familiar surroundings.
The name Harry Potter will be familiar to many readers.
His face looked vaguely familiar but I couldn't remember where we'd met.
I'm pleased to see so many familiar faces here tonight.
Horse-drawn carriages used to be a familiar sight.
These stories of bureaucratic mistakes are depressingly familiar.
an all-too familiar problem
She seems to be on very familiar terms with the waiter.
Don't be too familiar with the customers.
This is the American English definition of familiar. View British English definition of familiar.