Familiar sentence example
The name wasn't familiar to me.
The familiar voice was carried on the wind.
The familiar light appeared.
His gaze wandered over her face in that familiar way.
I stood amidst the familiar instruments, wondering where to begin.Advertisement
Unlike me, Betsy was very familiar with the house having spent much time with Martha and Claire.
Pierre had long been familiar with that story.
There was something familiar about that face, yet she was certain she had never met him before.
The scene was so familiar; abduction, outlined by Betsy, facts presented, Quinn and Howie removing to their basement sanctuary while we waited and Martha recorded.
There followed the familiar tossing and turning, telling me the dreams had begun.Advertisement
Bumpus jumped from his nap at the sound of the familiar word.
Fortunately, Howie was familiar with Chicago.
He shifted, a familiar fire in his blood.
Familiar coldness and silence washed over her before the quiet was replaced by the storm's furious bellow.
Dread filled her as she drove up the familiar driveway to the stone manor.Advertisement
When the ponds were firmly frozen, they afforded not only new and shorter routes to many points, but new views from their surfaces of the familiar landscape around them.
Coldness seeped through her as she watched the familiar scene before her.
The corporal and soldiers were in marching kit with knapsacks and shakos that had metal straps, and these changed their familiar faces.
They were so familiar that at length one alighted on an armful of wood which I was carrying in, and pecked at the sticks without fear.
She breathed in his familiar scent.Advertisement
His gaze traveled over her face in that familiar way, his expression reflective.
We assumed our now familiar positions with Howie changed into pajamas and robe.
She winced as he snatched her arm, and familiar coldness descended over her.
In the distance, she heard the familiar, unmistakable sound of an explosion.
At long last, she heard a familiar voice.Advertisement
Cassie glanced at the familiar figure and then gasped.
The former and the latter were alike familiar and his own.
At first sight, Pfuel, in his ill-made uniform of a Russian general, which fitted him badly like a fancy costume, seemed familiar to Prince Andrew, though he saw him now for the first time.
I'm interested in a young woman whose name will be familiar to you.
The words were too familiar.
He held out a familiar dagger.
From the room in which Nicholas was sleeping came the sound of his even breathing, every slightest tone of which was familiar to his wife.
He felt the familiar sense of desire rise just looking at her plump lips and bright blue eyes.
The first mechanism is the creation of things, an old and familiar approach.
Another friend, who is as familiar with French as with English, finds her French much more intelligible than her English.
Pierre now recognized in his friend a need with which he was only too familiar, to get excited and to have arguments about extraneous matters in order to stifle thoughts that were too oppressive and too intimate.
His curly hair, its color, and the shape of his head seemed strangely familiar to Prince Andrew.
Then he drew back, his gaze running over her face in that familiar confident way.
We showed his picture around but the best answer was he looked familiar.
It was familiar to her, but too much a part of him to heal.
Pierre tossed her a familiar cell phone as they entered the mansion.
Is that name familiar?
Now that's a familiar line.
Brady looked up as the familiar nurse walked in.
It has a familiar ring, doesn't it?
Damian's white-blond hair was familiar to her before his face came into view.
The familiar words in her thoughts were chanted in a voice that wasn't hers.
Darian opened his eyes and looked around, surprised to find the location familiar.
Jenn looked up as a familiar vamp materialized in the kitchen.
The striking personal appearance of Fox has been rendered very familiar by portraits and by innumerable caricatures.
Through all this runs the train of thought resulting naturally from Bruno's fundamental principles, and familiar in modern philosophy as Spinozism, the denial of particular providence, the doctrine of the uselessness of prayer, the identification in a sense of liberty and necessity, and the peculiar definition of good and evil.
The mocking-bird is moreover of familiar habits, haunting the neighbourhood of houses, and is therefore a general favourite.
The framework of the governments established in 1836-37 and 1845 was not essentially different from those with which the framers were familiar in the United States.
Every one who has visited India is familiar with the pretty little striped palm-squirrel, which is to a considerable extent a partially domesticated animal, or, rather, an animal which has taken to quarter itself in the immediate neighbourhood of human habitations.
The poem, which extends to loot lines written in the irregular alliterative rhymed stanza, is a bird-allegory, of the type familiar in the Parlement of Foules.
Claquin, Klesquin, Guescquin, Glayaquin, &c. The familiar form is found on his monument at St Denis, and in some legal documents of the time.
Celsus shows himself familiar with the story of Jewish origins.
In his work against the Heresies and in his letter to Florinus, about 185-191, he tells how he had himself known Bishop Polycarp of Smyrna, and how Polycarp " used to recount his familiar intercourse with John and the others who had seen the Lord "; and explicitly identifies this John with the Zebedean and the evangelist.
Echo is a familiar example of this.
It was on this occasion that President Kruger, referring to the London Convention, spoke of Queen Victoria as a kwaaje Vrouw, an expression which caused a good deal of offence in England at the time, but which, to any one familiar with the homely phraseology of the Boers, obviously was not meant by President Kruger as insulting.
More familiar to the Anglo-Saxon race is the connexion between the soul and the breath; this identification is found both in Aryan and Semitic languages; in Latin we have spiritus, in Greek pneuma, in Hebrew ruach; and the idea is found extending downwards to the lowest planes of culture in Australia, America and Asia.
While Ronsard and Antoine de Bail were most influenced by Greek models, du Bellay was more especially a Latinist, and perhaps his preference for a language so nearly connected with his own had some part in determining the more national and familiar note of his poetry.
The occasional coincidences between the pastorals and Barnabas or Clemens Romanus do not prove anything more than a common milieu of thought, but the epistles were plainly familiar to Polycarp, who alludes to i Tim.
Mihr or Mithras and Feridoun or Thraetaona, the slayer of Ajis (or Azi) Dahaka, also Nariman, spelled Nairimanau, are familiar figures in the old Persian pantheon.
The great advance in the interpretation of land forms now makes it possible to introduce as thoroughly explanatory a description of these fertile plains as of forms earlier familiar, such as sand dunes, deltas and sea cliffs.
But the bleached eyeball, the scar, and the familiar weariness of his expression were still the same.
To all of them from the marshal to the least soldier, that place was not the Vozdvizhenka, Mokhavaya, or Kutafyev Street, nor the Troitsa Gate (places familiar in Moscow), but a new battlefield which would probably prove sanguinary.
He was conducted through a glass gallery, an anteroom, and a hall, which were familiar to him, into a long low study at the door of which stood an adjutant.
When Natasha opened Prince Andrew's door with a familiar movement and let Princess Mary pass into the room before her, the princess felt the sobs in her throat.
Occasionally he glanced at the familiar crowd around him and then again at his feet.
He had become far too familiar and apparently assumed a relationship that didn't exist.
A soft breeze carried a faint familiar odor, but it was gone before she could identify it.
He touched her, and familiar warmth flashed through her, easing the pain.
She smelled something faint, familiar.
A familiar sense of calm filled her.
Brady whipped around at the familiar voice, staring at the petite brunette before him in surprise.
He was vaguely familiar, his gaze intense.
Her gaze moved to the laser gun and then to the familiar man holding it.
The chocolates, the familiar insistence that she learn to protect herself, the Southern drawl.
Lana smiled faintly, grateful for the familiar woman's gruff calm.
He made out one familiar voice.
Yet it was the only familiar thing to her in the town.
Lana wrapped her arms around his muscular frame, breathing in his familiar scent.
Katie yelped and leapt back at the familiar form.
Toby looked up as the familiar demon named Jared passed his cell, trailed by two demons carrying a body with another familiar face.
Rhyn opened the door, surprised to find the jailer's room empty. He'd expected Jared at least. He closed the door quietly behind him. He snatched the talisman hanging near the door, the one that freed inmates from their cells. He ignored the quickening of his pulse as he entered the familiar cell block.
What peace she'd found in the familiar orchard fled as she looked at the charred, crumbling ruins of the once great city that lay beyond the wall.
Her heart beat faster as she followed a familiar path through the obelisks.
The familiar swing of the necklace drew her gaze as she leaned over to lace a boot.
He rose, distressed by the familiar despair.
Jonny met her gaze again, and she saw a flicker of familiar warmth in his dark eyes.
This is a hauntingly familiar conversation to have in this barn.
A familiar voice boomed from the kitchen doorway.
A translation of the whole of Plautus in "familiar blank verse" by Bonnell Thornton and others appeared in 1767 (2nd ed., 1769-1774).
The form of a circle is familiar to all; and we proceed to define certain lines, points, &c., which constantly occur in studying its geometry.
Compensation, in its most familiar sense, is however a nomen juris for the reparation or satisfaction made to the owners of property which is taken by the state or by local authorities or by the promoters of parliamentary undertakings, under statutory authority, for public purposes.
The best example of this is the familiar one of the St Lawrence, which may be said to begin as Nipigon river and to take the names St Mary's, St Clair, Detroit and Niagara, before finally flowing from Lake Ontario to the sea under its proper name.
Processing aurally was familiar to Augustine while reading silently was revelatory, so noteworthy that he wrote it in his autobiography.
In the finals, no one read my work over to me, and in the preliminaries I offered subjects with some of which I was in a measure familiar before my work in the Cambridge school; for at the beginning of the year I had passed examinations in English, History, French and German, which Mr. Gilman gave me from previous Harvard papers.
When she touched one with which she was familiar, a peculiarly sweet expression lighted her face, and we saw her countenance growing sweeter and more earnest every day.
Whenever she meets any one who is familiar with this system, she is delighted to use it in conversation.
Suddenly he heard a familiar voice repeating something to him a second time.
At last the sleigh bore to the right, drew up at an entrance, and Rostov saw overhead the old familiar cornice with a bit of plaster broken off, the porch, and the post by the side of the pavement.
Is everyone all right? he thought, stopping for a moment with a sinking heart, and then immediately starting to run along the hall and up the warped steps of the familiar staircase.
On the Tverskoy Boulevard a familiar voice called to him.
He kept looking to either side of the road for familiar faces, but only saw everywhere the unfamiliar faces of various military men of different branches of the service, who all looked with astonishment at his white hat and green tail coat.
First she heard her mother praying and sighing and the creaking of her bed under her, then Madame Schoss' familiar whistling snore and Sonya's gentle breathing.
This time his lips responded with familiar warmth.
His expression was bland, but those delicious chocolate eyes wandered over her face in a disturbingly familiar way before he shut the door.
She couldn't help feeling familiar annoyance at him as she turned away from him.
The ocean breeze brought the familiar scent of brandy.
There was a note of familiar anger in his voice.
A familiar warmth stirred within her, and she braced herself before opening her eyes.
A familiar sense returned, the one that made Deidre think Wynn wasn't a normal human.
As it was, it was almost familiar.
The Immortal led him down the hallway to a familiar library.
He glanced around the penthouse decorated in dark colors with flashes of burgundy and brown, attention settling on the familiar skyline visible through the window.
Tanzanite eyes opened, the familiar blue-purple making Gabriel smile in triumph.
Without looking back, Deidre walked through it and emerged on a familiar beach, the same one she'd ended up on when she leapt from her apartment building.
She changed out of her familiar clothing into the dress that matched the black world around her.
Deidre opened the door into the familiar chamber and closed it behind her, leaning against it.
A familiar vial appeared in her hand containing what looked like sand.
He tested his ability to control the familiar magic.
She looked at the door, the familiar scent disturbing her, then down at her file.
She considered debating with the nurse at the front desk, whose friendly grey eyes were familiar.
His gaze settled on Jade's familiar features, and he studied his companion of so many years.
Despite the honor of his visit, she couldn't help but feel a trickle of familiar coldness at his still gaze.
Most of his face was hidden behind the mask, but his silver-white hair was too familiar to be anyone else's.
Familiar dizziness assailed her.
He retreated to his cell and sat against the wall again, troubled by a familiar feeling of helplessness.
Rhyn snatched her into the darkness, and a familiar fog appeared around her.
Only then did her senses register the three men before her, the alley, and the familiar bloodlust in their glowing eyes.
Wobbling, she rose, familiar coldness replacing the alcoholic warmth inside her.
The pain subsided, replaced by familiar warmth.
A familiar headache started, and she stuffed the last few bites of food down her throat, feeling ill for a different reason.
The familiar warmth, his intensity -- both lit her blood afire, and she couldn't help but imagine what his hot, talented tongue could do to other parts of her body.
She staggered toward it, stumbled, then fell through it and landed flat on her back on a familiar, faded red rug.
She waited in the cold winter day until the familiar Lincoln Town Car arrived.
Molly dug through her purse to retrieved a familiar brownish cube, like the ones Katie'd eaten to stay alive in Hell.
She turned at the familiar voice, pleased and surprised to see Megan, the Immortal warrior who befriended her and showed her around when she arrived to the castle several weeks before.
With nothing left to occupy him, he strode to the familiar room where they.d shared the fateful night weeks before.
A familiar shape in the dark corner of the cafeteria caught his attention as he passed, and he paused to raise a hand in greeting.
She recognized the familiar voice and froze.
Kiera sought an explanation, recalling he was not familiar with most slang despite his mastery of English.
They sat for a while before she felt a familiar sense of anxiety at the reality of her situation.
Rhyn's familiar voice interrupted Gabe's concentration.
It was dark by the time Dean reached the town and maneuvered his way through the familiar streets to 422 Collingswood Avenue.
Fred possessed a full head of snow-white hair, carried himself ramrod straight and was a familiar sight and well-liked figure about town.
It was Gerry Mulligan with a nineteen-fifties piece that filled the room with familiar strains.
Fred asked, looking up from his notebook—a now familiar accessory.
While Dean wasn't familiar with the city, the rental-car agent marked directions to the hospital morgue and he had no trouble locating it.
She rose, albeit unsteadily, and he grasped her in the now familiar position of his supporting arm about her waist.
The drive to Maid Marian Lane was becoming more familiar with each passing trip—no more need to count the blocks.
The guy said the face looked familiar but it's a big store, there's lots of clerks and it's an old picture.
As he was about to introduce himself, he heard a familiar voice over his shoulder.
None of the names sounded familiar, nor were the addresses in areas where Byrne was thought to have traveled.
There's still a chance he'll think it's another Pat Corbin who sounded familiar.
Mrs. Reynolds smiled at him, her eyes regaining the familiar sparkle.
His gaze scanned her face in that familiar way and then he squeezed her shoulders.
Yet, could anything be too familiar at this point?
Sure, but the customer is familiar with me, and I'm bilingual.
Her blue eyes flashed with familiar fire, fire that used to make his blood hot for her.
He thought he'd feel anger and a familiar passion for the first and only woman he'd ever made love to.
He relaxed at the familiar voice and spotted the speaker.
He felt the familiar stirring of desire despite his exhaustion.
She landed on her backside and stared at him, a familiar fury within the teal depths of her eyes.
Taran glanced at him, taking in familiar cocoa features.
The words were familiar, the same she'd heard the night she killed her father.
The women were hungry, and she saw them watch Taran with a familiar light in their eyes.
His gaze was a familiar bright green, his hair curly and black.
He surrendered after a long moment, thrown into a familiar dream.
The trickle of a familiar stream heightened her dulled senses, and she forced herself onward, through the brush and to the stream.
As she watched her life source drizzle into the bladder, she felt a familiar sense of loss.
At the familiar voice, Taran released him and turned.
Accompanied by two guards, she mounted her favorite bay horse and pounded through familiar roads and intersections to the southern wall., The chill of the ocean crept into its walls.
The horse knew the familiar path; it was the same she traveled to Oceanan.
He held it against his arm and trotted through the hold, down stairwells until the familiar must of the underground slowed his step.
Clenching the book, he stepped into the familiar dungeon with its two small cells.
He paused in the doorway to allow a familiar shudder to pass before stepping into the brightly lit antechamber.
She groaned, comfortable in her familiar bed yet aching all over.
She was more familiar with the land than he was.
His thin lips slid into that familiar wry smile as he shook her hand.
She was certain it wasn't his intent to be familiar.
This was hauntingly familiar to another episode where a man got too familiar.
The blond man at Clarissa's side looked familiar, but the name gave no clue to where she might have seen him.
Something about the way he moved was familiar.
She had been familiar with most herbs and their uses since she was a child, due to her father's business, but she had never actually seen the herbs growing.
She glanced around and spotted a familiar tree.
The telephone rang twice before a familiar voice answered.
So that was where her father had found someone so familiar with the wilderness on such short notice.
Still, the conversation was getting a little too familiar.
His voice held a familiar fury, one she thought would die with his father.
The idea of him in pain caused the familiar vise around her chest to return.
The familiar ringtone drew them to the couch.
Fleetingly, she registered the familiar scent of pine trees and grass and thought of how long it had been since she visited her family.
The familiar lilt of her accent was still present.
Why, then, did he feel a familiar stir of deep-set anger?
Xander nodded and waited, feeling the familiar tingle spread through him.
The familiar half-smile crossed his features.
He heard a familiar voice from below and frowned.
Jonny gripped her arm, and she barely closed her eyes before his familiar fire flew through her.
Xander went through a familiar routine, one he used on traitors.
Familiar anger and pain swirled through him, the same he felt the night he killed the last Grey God.
Xander gave her a familiar, cunning half-smile.
Each of these influences, which early in life must have been familiar to him, tempered and modified the other.
The appearance of the Asiatic elephant is familiar to all.
In France mushroom-growers do not use the compact blocks or bricks of spawn so familiar in England, but much smaller flakes or "leaves" of dry dung in which the spawn or mycelium can be seen to exist.
But all the while he was engaged with reflections on the nature of man, of the soul and of God, and for a while he remained invisible even to his most familiar friends.
It is pleasant to think that there is foundation for the familiar story of Sir Francis Drake playing bowls on Plymouth Hoe as the Armada was beating up Channel, and finishing his game before tackling the Spaniards.
The various church courts, familiar to us now as Presbyterian, are explained.
Many of the gumtrees throw off their bark, so that it hangs in long dry strips from the trunk and branches, a feature familiar in " bush " pictures.
His breadth of human sympathy led him to positions which the comparative study of religions has made familiar, but for which his age was unprepared.
He early developed a gift for languages, becoming familiar not only with Latin and Greek but also with Hebrew, Syriac, Persian, Turkish and other Eastern tongues.
Hence it is not surprising that, in those more subtle forms in which energy cannot be readily or completely converted into work, the universality of the principle of energy, its conservation, as regards amount, should for a long while have escaped recognition after it had become familiar in pure dynamics.
The capacity of camels for travelling long distances without water - owing to special structural modifications in the stomach - is familiar to all.
Another stock, with no close allies nearer than the south of France, is found in the plain of Racconigi and Carmagnola; the mouse-colored Swiss breed occurs in the neighborhood of Milan; the Tirolese breed stretches south to Padua and Modena; and a red-coated breed named of Reggio or Friuli is familiar both in what were the duchies of Parma and Modena, and in the provinces of lJdine and Treviso.
Thus we already find Polybius repeatedly applying it in this wider signification to the whole country, as far as the fOot of the Alps; and it is evident from many passages in the Latin writers that this was the familiar use of the term in the days of Cicero and Caesar.
Augustus was the first who gave a definite administrative organization to Italy as a whole, and at the same time gave official sanction to that wider acceptation of the name which had already established itself in familiar usage, and which has continued to prevail ever since.
Probably " Nature " is here employed in a more familiar or humbler sense than in the passing reference in the Sermons.
The species of Hydra, however, are extremely common and familiar inhabitants of ponds and ditches.
It is necessary to notice, however, that although the general course of the stream of life is certain, there is not the same certainty as to the actual individual pedigrees of the existing forms. In the attempts to place existing creatures in approximately phylogenetic order, a striking change, due to a more logical consideration of the process of evolution, has become established and is already resolving many of the earlier difficulties and banishing from the more recent tables the numerous hypothetical intermediate forms so familiar in the older phylogenetic trees.
He has the familiar Calderonian limitations; the substitution of types for characters, of eloquence for vital dialogue.
What have been described as periodicities, such as the daily variations of root-pressure, afford familiar instances of it.
The most varied changes of this kind have been described, and are generally familiar as monstrosities; the study of them constitutes, under the name of teratology, a distinct department of biology.
The facts are familiar, but there is no means of explaining them.
By the same path it kis received a remarkable contribution from the North Temperate region; such familiar genera as Ranunculus, Epilobfum and Veronica form more than 9% of the flowering plants.
A further curious fact, doubtless of very great significance, but hitherto lacking interpretation, is that the administration of colchicum during an acute attack of gout may often hasten the oncoming of the next attack; and this property, familiar to many gouty patients, may not be affected by the administration of small doses after the attack.
As Hebrew became less familiar to the people, a system of translating the text of the Law into the Aramaic vernacular verse by verse, was adopted in the synagogue.
Picturesque teaching of this kind was always popular, and specimens of it are familiar in the Gospel discourses.
It is familiar in the titles, showing the colour of their wands of office, of the gentlemen ushers of the three principal British orders of knighthood, the ushers of the Garter and St Patrick being "Ushers of the Black Rod," and of the Thistle "Green Rod."
By history it had already (in the time of Augustus) been Roman for from 80 to loo years and was familiar with Roman ways.
The Lampyridae are a large family, of which the glow-worm (Lampyris) and the "soldier beetles" (Telephorus) are familiar examples.
The book of Judges with its " monotonous tempo - religious declension, oppression, repentance, peace," to which Wellhausen 4 refers as its ever-recurring cycle, makes us familiar with these alternating phases of action and reaction.
He says he translated "oute of Laten, Frenche, and Doche," but he seems to have been most familiar with the Latin version.
But this difficulty was soon removed by the pupil's diligence; the very exigencies of his situation were of service to him in calling forth all his powers, and he studied the language with such success that at the close of his five years' exile he declares that he " spontaneously thought " in French rather than in English, and that it had become more familiar to " ear, tongue and pen."
The classics, " as low as Tacitus, Pliny the Younger and Juvenal," had been long familiar.
The more conservative members strongly opposed them as premature, whereupon Henry supported them in a speech familiar to the American school-boy for several generations following, closing with the words, "Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery ?
The technical words by which the process of allegorizing is designated in the Physiologus, like 41,unveia, Occopia, ava'yc.ay, aXXrjyopia, are familiar to the students of Alexandrian exegesis.
That vigorous chemical action is accompanied by a brisk evolution of heat is evident from such familiar examples as the combustion of fuel or the explosion of gunpowder.
Tradition depicts him as a worthy successor to his father, and represents a state of luxury and riches impressive to all who were familiar with the great Oriental courts.
In 1492 he again travelled in Italy, studying in Florence, Rome and Venice, making himself familiar with the writings of Aristotle, though greatly influenced by the Platonic philosophy.
Stripped of its definitely miraculous character, the doctrine of the inner light may be regarded as the familiar mystical protest against formalism, literalism, and scripture-worship. Swedenborg, though selected by Emerson in his Representative Men as the typical mystic, belongs rather to the history of spiritualism than to that of mysticism as understood in this article.
Lubbock (Lord Avebury) on these subjects are familiar to all naturalists.
At an early date it was incorporated, and its familiar title of "The Borough" still survives.
To the great majority of English readers the name of no knight of King Arthur's court -is so familiar as is that of Sir Lancelot.
The subject of the poem is the rescue of the queen from her abductor Meleagant; and what makes the matter more perplexing is that Chretien handles the situation as one with which his hearers are already familiar; it is Lancelot, and not Arthur or another, to whom the office of rescuer naturally belongs.
It was alleged that, while accompanying her husband on the Second Crusade (1146-1149) Eleanor had been unduly familiar with her uncle, Raymond of Antioch.
Fitzherbert, in deploring the gradual discontinuance of the practice of marling land, had alluded to the grievance familiar in modern times of tenants "who, if they should marl and make their holdings much better, fear lest they should be put out, or make a great fine or else pay more rent."
A familiar practical method of estimating carcase weight from live weight is to reckon one Smithfield stone (8 lb) of carcase for each imperial stone (14 lb) of live weight.
The manufacture, modelling and painting of faience objects, and the making of inlays in many materials were also familiar to Aegean craftsmen, who show in all their best work a strong sense of natural form and an appreciation of ideal balance and decorative effect, such as are seen in the best products of later Hellenic art.
In this he departed considerably from the lines that had been made familiar by English workers, and made great use of natural characteristics.
Another way in which a demon is held to cause disease is by introducing itself into the patient's body and sucking his blood; the Malays believe that a woman who dies in childbirth becomes a langsuir and sucks the blood of children; victims of the lycanthrope are sometimes said to be done to death in the same way; and it is commonly believed in Africa that the wizard has the power of killing people in this way, probably with the aid of a familiar.
Corresponding to the animal guardian of the ordinary man, we have the familiar of the witch or wizard.
All the world over it is held that such people can assume the form of animals; sometimes the power of the shaman is held to depend on his being able to summon his familiar; among the Ostiaks the shaman's coat was covered with representations of birds and beasts; two bear's claws were on his hands; his wand was covered with mouse-skin; when he wished to divine he beat his drum till a black bird appeared and perched on his hut; then the shaman swooned, the bird vanished, and the divination could begin.
The familiar, who is sometimes replaced by the devil, commonly figured in witchcraft trials; and a statute of James I.
In modern spiritualism the familiar is represented by the "guide," corresponding to which we have the theosophical "guru."
In South Africa and India, on the other hand, the magician digs up a dead body, especially of a child, to secure a familiar.
The Chronicler, we must suppose, altered the name because Tadmor was a city more familiar and renowned in his day, or possibly because he wished to increase the extent of Solomon's kingdom.
Beetles (Scarabaei) are the subjects of some of the oldest sculptured works of the Egyptians, and references to locusts, bees and ants are familiar to all readers of the Hebrew scriptures.
A portion of its western front, adorned with monolith unfluted Corinthian columns, is still standing - the familiar " Stoa of Hadrian "; another well-preserved portion, with six pilasters, runs parallel to the west side of Aeolus Street.
Combustion is a familiar example of the transformation of chemical energy into heat and light; the quantitative measures of heat evolution or absorption (heat of combustion or combination), and the deductions therefrom, are treated in the article Thermochemistry.
The basis of the 6th tablet is the familiar nature-myth of the change of seasons, in which Gilgamesh plays the part of the youthful solar god of the springtime, who is wooed by the goddess of fertility, Ishtar.
Transplanted into this foreign soil, the monarchy became an absolute despotism, unchecked by a proud territorial nobility and a hardy peasantry on familiar terms with their king.
The familiar name for toasted cheese, "Welsh rabbit," is merely a joke, and the alteration to "Welsh rare-bit" is due to a failure to see the joke, such as it is.
In this sense the name is most commonly associated with the familiar phrase "as proud as Lucifer."
A man of literary taste and culture, familiar with the classics, a facile writer of Latin verses' as well as of Ciceronian prose, he was as anxious that the Roman clergy should unite human science and literature with their theological studies as that the laity should be educated in the principles of religion; and to this end he established in Rome a kind of voluntary school board, with members both lay and clerical; and the rivalry of the schools thus founded ultimately obliged the state to include religious teaching in its curriculum.
Only in familiar letters, prolegomena, and prefaces do we find the man Ficino, and learn to know his thoughts and sentiments unclouded by a mist of citations; these minor compositions have therefore a certain permanent value, and will continually be studied for the light they throw upon the learned circle gathered round Lorenzo in the golden age of humanism.
In these inscriptions Mitra, Varuna, Indra and Nasatya are mentioned as deities of the Iranian kings of Mitani at the beginning of the 14th century - all of them names with which we are familiar from the Indian pantheon.
But going to prison was a familiar experience in Lassalle's life.
In 1882 appeared Familiar Studies of Men and Books and New Arabian Nights.
The literary life of "Lewis Carroll" became familiar to a wide circle of readers, but the private life of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was retired and practically uneventful.
Over this immense area the trees are for the most part the same as we are familiar with in Europe.
European civilization made them familiar with all its worst sides and with none of its best.
To assist us in handling the symbolic products we have not only the identity (ab) cx + (bc) a x + (ca) bx =0, but also (ab) x x+ (b x) a + (ax) b x = 0, (ab)a+(bc)a s +(ca)a b = 0, and many others which may be derived from these in the manner which will be familiar to students of the works of Aronhold, Clebsch and Gordan.
Many of their compounds are very strongly magnetic, erbium, for example, in Er203 being four times as strong as iron in the familiar magnetite or lodestone, Fe203.
And Chronological Notes The most conspicuous property of the lodestone, its attraction for iron, appears to have been familiar to the Greeks at least as early as 800 B.C., and is mentioned by Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Theophrastus and others.
Ewing's Experimental Researches of 1885; throughout the whole of his work special attention was directed to that curious lagging action to which the author applied the now familiar term " hysteresis."
Zoologists are familiar with many instances (fishes, crustaceans) in which the protective walls of a water-breathing organ or gill-apparatus become converted into an air-breathing organ or lung, but there is no other case known of the conversion of gill processes themselves into air-breathing plates.
On the other hand, teachers connected with Palestine, and familiar with the Hebrew canon, rigidly exclude all but the books contained there.
The clearness, elegance and originality of his mode of presentation give lucidity to what is obscure, novelty to what is familiar, and simplicity to what is abstruse.
This insurrection gave birth to one of those wars in which a whole nation, destitute of pecuniary resources, military organization and skilful leaders, but familiar with the country, is opposed to a handful of soldiers advantageously posted and well officered.
Facing the crags on the south-west are the spots familiar to readers of The Heart of Midlothian, where stood Jeanie Deans's cottage, and between the crags and Arthur's Seat lies Hunter's Bog, used as a shooting range.
When we are familiar with the treatment of quantities by equations, we may ignore the units and deal solely with numbers; and (ii.) (a) and (ii.) (b) may then, by the commutative law for multiplication, be regarded as identical.
When, by practice with logarithms, we become familiar with the correspondence between additions of length on the logarithmic scale (on a slide-rule) and multiplication of numbers in the natural scale (including fractional numbers), A /5 acquires a definite meaning as the number corresponding to the extremity of a length x, on the logarithmic scale, such that 5 corresponds to the extremity of 2X.
The greater part of Dunbar's work is occasional - personal and social satire, complaints (in the style familiar in the minor verse of Chaucer's English successors), orisons and pieces of a humorous character.
His waters were said to pass beneath the sea and rise again in the fountain Arethusa at Syracuse; such is the earlier version from which later mythologists and poets evolved the familiar myth of the loves of Alpheus and Arethusa.
Arminius, fresh from Geneva, familiar with the dialectics of Beza, appeared to many the man able to speak the needed word, and so, in 1589, he was simultaneously invited by the ecclesiastical court of Amsterdam to refute Coornhert, and by Martin Lydius, professor at Franeker, to combat the two infralapsarian ministers of Delft.
In the 15th century it became famous for its beer ("Eimbecker," whence the familiar "Bock").
From this appears that Battel was familiar with both the chimpanzee and the gorilla, the former of which he terms engeco and the latter pongo - names which ought apparently to be adopted for these two species in place of those now in use.
Among the most famous remains of Ma'rib are those of a great dike reminding one of the restored tanks familiar to visitors at Aden.
Taking up the idea of a divine education of the human race, which Lessing and Herder had made so familiar to the modern mind, and firmly believing that to each of the leading nations of antiquity a special task had been providentially assigned, Ewald felt no difficulty about Israel's place in universal history, or about the problem which that race had been called upon to solve.
This well-known Arab term for coast-belt (which in the plural form reappears as the familiar "Swahili" of Zanzibar) is applied to a third division of Tunisia, viz.
His arrangement of concave and plane mirrors, by which the realistic images of objects inside the house or in the street could be rendered visible though intangible, there alluded to, may apply to a camera on Cardan's principle or to a method of aerial projection by means of concave mirrors, which Bacon was quite familiar with, and indeed was known long before his time.
The glare of these seemed to the allies to betoken the familiar device of lighting fires previous to a retreat, and thus confirmed them in the impression which Napoleon's calculated timidity had given.
During the fifty years since Crawford's Tenure of Office Act was passed in 1820, the country had been growing more and more familiar with the spectacle of corruption in high places.
It is terminated by a well-developed structure (fg) corresponding with the apical sense-organ of ordinary Trochospheres, and an excretory organ (nph) of the type familiar in these larvae occurs on the ventral side of the stomach.
It is worth noting, however, that Herder in his provokingly tentative way of thinking comes now and again very near ideas made familiar to us by Spencer and Darwin.
Minikoi atoll, with the numerous wrecks on its reefs, its lighthouse, and its position on the track of all eastward-bound vessels, is a familiar sight to seafarers in these waters.
The Bizen-yaki familiar to Western collectors is comparatively coarse brown or reddish brown, stoneware, modelled rudely, though sometimes redeemed by touches of the genius never entirely absent from the work of the Japanese artisan-artist.
The contrary has been repeatedly affirmed by foreign critics, but no one really familiar with modern productions can entertain such a view.
Soon after the introduction of the literary journal in England, one of a more familiar tone was started by the eccentric John Dunton in the Athenian Gazette, or Casuistical Mercury, resolving all the most Nice and Curious Questions (1689-1690 to 1695-1696), afterwards called The Athenian Mercury, a kind of forerunner of Notes and Queries, being a penny weekly sheet, with a quarterly critical supplement.
The difference in the appearance of brass and copper is familiar to everyone; brass is also much harder than copper and much more suitable for being turned in a lathe.
The discovery that the poet had printed secretly 1500 copies of The Patriot King caused him to publish a correct version in 1749, and stirred up a further altercation with Warburton, who defended his friend against Bolingbroke's bitter aspersions, the latter, whose conduct was generally reprehended, publishing a Familiar Epistle to the most Impudent Man Living.
Bolingbroke's conversation, described by Lord Chesterfield as "such a flowing happiness of expression that even his most familiar conversations if taken down in writing would have borne the press without the least correction," his delightful companionship, his wit, good looks, and social qualities which charmed during his lifetime and made firm friendships with men of the most opposite character, can now only be faintly imagined.
Soon after came the first Punic war, the principal scene of which was Sicily, where, from common hostility to the Carthaginian, Greek and Roman were brought into friendly relations, and the Roman armies must have become familiar with the spectacles and performances of the Greek theatre.
This isolation from the familiar ways of his contemporaries, while it was, according to tradition and the internal evidence of his poem, destructive to his spirit's health, resulted in a work of genius, unique in character, which still stands forth as the greatest philosophical poem in any language.
His greatest contribution to poetic art consisted in the perfection which he attained in the phalaecian, the pure iambic, and the scazon metres, and in the ease and grace with which he used the language of familiar intercourse, as distinct from that of the creative imagination, of the rostra, and of the schools, to give at once a lifelike and an artistic expression to his feelings.
The sentiment of Italian scenery and the love which the Italian peasant has for the familiar sights and sounds of his home found a voice which never can pass away.
The style of the Epodes is pointed and epigrammatic, that of the Satires natural and familiar.
We know the daily life, the familiar personages, the outward aspect of Rome in the age of Domitian xvi.
The fruit is a berry - the scarlet berries of the cuckoo-pint are familiar objects in the hedges in late summer.
The influence of the Historia Britonum may be illustrated in another way, by enumerating the more familiar of the legends to which it first gave popularity.
In the notation of the calculus the relations become - dH/dp (0 const) = odv /do (p const) (4) dH/dv (0 const) =odp/do (v const) The negative sign is prefixed to dH/dp because absorption of heat +dH corresponds to diminution of pressure - dp. The utility of these relations results from the circumstance that the pressure and expansion co efficients are familiar and easily measured, whereas the latent heat of expansion is difficult to determine.
It was probably in 104, and again in 106, that he was retained for the defence of a governor of Bithynia, thus becoming familiar with the affairs of a province which needed a thorough reorganization.
It was probably unknown to the Greeks and Romans, but during the middle ages it became quite familiar, notwithstanding its frequent confusion with other metals.
This word, applied in the form of KaKros by the ancient Greeks to some prickly plant, was adopted by Linnaeus as the name of a group of curious succulent or fleshy-stemmed plants, most of them prickly and leafless, some of which produce beautiful flowers, and are now so popular in our gardens that the name has become familiar.
The most familiar species is P. senilis, a Mexican plant, which though seldom seen more than a foot or two in height in greenhouses, reaches from 20 ft.
The story of the books now spoken of as the "Creation" and "Deluge" tablets of the Assyrians, in the British Museum, which were discovered in the ruins of Nineveh by Layard and by George Smith, has been familiar to every one for a good many years.
One of the most striking instances of the way in which mistakes of chronology may lead to the perversion of historical records is shown in the Book of Daniel in connexion with the familiar account of the capture of Babylon by Cyrus.
He was familiar with the disadvantages under which republics laboured when they engaged professional captains of adventure and levied mercenary troops.
This title was familiar before the end of the 2nd century.
Even when later it found a place in the Philoxenian and Harclean versions it never became a familiar book to the Syrian Churches, while it was unhesitatingly rejected by the Nestorian and Jacobite Churches.
This epoch-making great discoverers of the modern period were only familiar with expedition lasted from Christmas 1872 to the end of May 1876, the hand-lead, and the lines in use did not exceed 200 fathoms and gave the first wide and general view of the physical and in length.
The manganese nodules afford the most ample proof of the prodigious period of time which has elapsed since the formation of the red clay began; the sharks' teeth and whales' ear-bones which serve as nuclei belong in some cases to extinct species or even to forms derived from those familiar in the fossils from the seas of the Tertiary period.
The distinction between real and nominal sovereignty was familiar to medieval writers, who recognized a double sovereignty, and distinguished between (1) the real or practical sovereignty resident in the people, and (2) the personal sovereignty of the ruler (Adolf Dock, Der Souveranitaitsbegrif, &c., p. 13).
Diderot, with whom from 1741 onwards he became more and more familiar, admitted him as a contributor to the Encyclopedie.
It is a free imitation and in parts a translation of the work of Apollonius of Rhodes, already familiar to the Romans in the popular version of Varro Atacinus.
We owe to its realization by them the constitution and nomenclature of the twelve signs of the zodiac. Assyrian cylinders and inscriptions indicate for the familiar series of our text-books an antiquity of some four thousand years.
He was simply Faust's "other self," appearing in various guises - as a bear, as a little bald man, as a monk, as an invisible presence ringing a bell - but always recognizable as the same "familiar."
In later times the title of tetrarch is familiar from the New Testament as borne by certain princes of the petty dynasties which the Romans allowed to exercise a dependent sovereignty within the province of Syria.
He himself was christened Herasmus; but in 1503, when becoming familiar with Greek, he assimilated the name to a fancied Greek original, which he had a few years before Latinized into Desyderius.
Erasmus's features are familiar to all, from Holbein's many portraits or their copies.
Or we might consider that aether exists only where matter is not, thus making it a very rare and subtle and elastic kind of matter; then we should have to assign these very properties to the matter itself where it replaces aether, in addition to its more familiar properties, and the complication would remain.
Tallquist's edition of the Maklu series of incantations and his explanations of the ritual, and also the publications by Zimmern of the Surpu series of tablets in his Beitreige have rendered us familiar with the functions of the asipu.
They are for the most part marine in habitat, but a familiar fresh-water form is the common Hydra of ponds and ditches, which gives origin to the name of the class.
He was known to be familiar with the works of the leading reformers; he was surrounded by Protestant counsellors, and he was actually married to Barbara, daughter of Prince Nicholas Radziwill, "Black Radziwill," the all-powerful chief of the Lithuanian Calvinists.
Like the story of Perceval that of Tristan has been made familiar to the present generation by Richard Wagner's noble music drama, Tristan and Isolde, founded upon the poem of Gottfried von Strassburg; though, being a drama of feeling rather than of action, the story is reduced to its simple elements; the drinking of the love-potion, the passion of the lovers, their discovery by Mark and finally their death.
This was followed by a long series of popular treatises in rapid succession, amongst the more important of which are Light Science for Leisure Hours and The Sun (1871); The Orbs around Us and Essays on Astronomy (1872); The Expanse of Heaven, The Moon and The Borderland of Science (1873); The Universe and the Coming Transits and Transits of Venus (1874);(1874); Our Place among Infinities (1875); Myths and Marvels of Astronomy (1877); The Universe of Stars (1878); Flowers of the Sky (1879); The Peotry of Astronomy (1880); Easy Star Lessons and Familiar Science Studies (1882); Mysteries of Time and Space and The Great Pyramid (1883); The Universe of Suns (1884); The Seasons (1885); Other Suns than Ours and Half-Hours with the Stars (1887).
In The Wisdom of God, &c., Ray recites innumerable examples of the perfection of organic mechanism, the multitude and variety of living creatures, the minuteness a