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have a familiar ring

To sound like something one has heard before. I must have read this before—the words in the opening paragraph have a familiar ring to them.
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*familiar with someone or something

to have a good knowledge of someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; get ~.) Are you familiar with changing a flat tire? I can't speak German fluently, but I'm somewhat familiar with the language.
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have a familiar ring (to it)

Fig. [for a story or an explanation] to sound familiar. Your excuse has a familiar ring. Have you done this before? This term paper has a familiar ring to it. I think it has been copied.
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have a familiar ring

Sound or seem as though one has already heard of something. For example, That story has a familiar ring; I'm sure I've read it before.
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have a familiar ˈring (about/to it)

sound familiar: His complaints have a familiar ring. Others have said exactly the same thing about our designs.The music in the movie had a familiar ring to it. I think it was Schumann.
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in a familiar way

mod. pregnant. (Euphemistic for in a family way.) Britney is in a familiar way, have you heard?
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The underlying message of "Seeking a Familiar Face" is that the same can happen for us in this day and age.
La Medicina Familiar es una especialidad medica que no tiene genesis en el progreso de las ciencias medicas y tecnologicas.
While familiar products have an edge (the tunes of "Let It Be" and "Don't Stop Believin'," for example, are built on the same chord progressions), successful products can also push beyond the familiar if they stay within consumers' comfort zones.
Se aplicaron tambien 10 escalas psicometricas: Escala de sobrecarga del cuidador de Zarit reducida (EZ); escala de satisfaccion por los cuidados de Lawton; escala de autoestima de Rosenberg (EAR); cuestionario de afrontamiento Brief COPE (COPE-28); escala de cohesion y adaptabilidad familiar de Olson (FACES II);escala de apoyo social de DUKE-UNC; escala de duelo prolongado PG-12; inventario de depresion de Beck (BDI-II); escala de ansiedad de Beck (BAI) y escala de inadaptacion (EI).
La medicina familiar beneficia al individuo y la colectividad?
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Fue Virginia Gutierrez de Pineda quien puso a circular el concepto de poliformismo familiar, para dar cuenta de su diversidad, demostrada en un estudio publicado en 1993 por el ICBF, al dar cuenta de 19 tipologias familiares en el pais.
Washington, March 19 ( ANI ): A new study has revealed that owner's smell lingers in the dog's brain like a perfume and an area of their brain associated with reward responds more strongly to the scents of familiar humans.
Es la enfermedad cronica mas comun en la infancia, caracterizada por una obstruccion bronquial episodica que cursa con un aumento de la respuesta de la via aerea frente a gran variedad de estimulos: infecciones, ejercicio, herencia, alergia, cambios ambientales y factores emocionales, estos ultimos relacionados principalmente con la disfuncion familiar (2).
Lo cual convierte el libro, tal y como resalta Gerardo Castillo en el prologo, en algo de gran relevancia para cualquier profesional y, particularmente, para padres y educadores interesados en profundizar en su tarea pedagogica familiar.
Research published in Avian Biology Research shows that pigeons can reliably discriminate between familiar and unfamiliar humans, and that they use facial features to tell people apart.
El libro que presentamos se encuentra conformado por una seleccion de articulos surgidos a partir de los intercambios producidos entre investigadores y profesionales de numerosas instituciones en el "Taller de Discusion sobre Agricultura Familiar Pampeana" realizado en la ciudad de La Plata durante el mes de agosto de 2008.
A survey revealed that most British travellers prefer to eat familiar foods rather than sampling local choices on offer.
90 percent of respondents were either very or somewhat familiar with GPS devices, which make finding your destination easier, but can take you attention off the road