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|In contrast to the old adage that "familiarity breeds contempt," there is now reason |
to believe that "familiarity does not breed." Let me briefly review the evidence of
the three most carefully documented cases (for other reviews see van den ...
|THERE exists an old saying, true to a more or less extent, to the effect that "|
familiarity breeds contempt." This, however, is a pretty broad generalization. To
get down to more definite specifications, familiarity acts as a breeder of other
|Familiarity breeds contempt. Do you agree with this well-known saying? Do you |
think that becoming more familiar with an object or a person leads to unfavorable
(or, at least, less favorable) attitudes? Perhaps boredom sets in, or perhaps we ...
|For example: I believe that the prompt "Familiarity breeds contempt" is true. The |
student here starts out with "I believe," which is the focus of the first sentence of
the essay. The underlined part is a subordinate clause. The focus is on the "I ...
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contempt, and distance earns respect. Desperation breeds contempt. Familiarity
|5 6 7 Intimacy & Familiarity Familiarity breeds contemptand children. Mark |
Twain, Mark Twain's Notebooks, Albert B. Paine, ed.  ☆ The adage, minus
the reference to children, dates to ancient times and is the moral of Aesop's fable
|So that as knowledge increases, wonder decreases. We say again: Familiarity |
breeds contempt. So that as we grow older, and become more familiar with
phenomena, we become 15 more contemptuous of them. But that is only partly
|Establishing and maintaining proper boundaries prevents familiarity. This is very |
important because familiarity breeds contempt or disrespect. Think of how a
person treats a new car. He admires it, thinks it is beautiful, washes it all the time,
|'After all, you know,' he said, 'they say that familiarity breeds contempt.' Churchill |
replied: 'I would like to remind you that without a degree of familiarity we could
not breed anything.' 19 Churchill was accosted at a wartime reception by a
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