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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 think why.
I'm pleased to see so many familiar faces here tonight.
Horse-drawn carts used to be a familiar sight.
an all-too familiar problem
These stories of bureaucratic mistakes are depressingly familiar.
Don't be too familiar with the customers.
She seems to be on very familiar terms with the waiter.
This is the British English definition of familiar. View American English definition of familiar.