Familiar  

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"To be conservative ... is to prefer the familiar to the unknown, to prefer the tried to the untried, fact to mystery, the actual to the possible, the limited to the unbounded, the near to the distant, the sufficient to the superabundant, the convenient to the perfect, present laughter to utopian bliss." --"On Being Conservative" (1956) by Michael Oakeshott

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
  1. Known to one.
    There’s a familiar face.
  2. Acquainted.
    I'm not familiar with this system.
  3. Intimate or friendly.
    We are not on familiar terms.
  4. Inappropriately intimate or friendly.
    Don’t be familiar with me, boy!
  5. Of or pertaining to a family; familial.

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