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 Famil’iar Spirits.Fam’ilists. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Familiarity.
 
Too much familiarity breeds contempt.   1
   Latin: Nimia familiartas contemptum parit.   2
   French: La familiarité engendre le mépris.   3
   Italian: La famigliarità fà dispregiamento.   4
        “E tribus optimis rebus tres pessimæ oriuntur: e veritate odium; e familiaritate contemptus; e felicitate invidia.”—Plutarch (translated).
 


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