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To feel at home


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To feel at home to be at one's ease.
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  • Harold Macmillan
    “At home you always have to be a politician. When you're abroad you almost feel yourself a statesman.”


In literature:

It was surprising how we began to feel at home with him, as though we had known him for years.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
As the morning passed, and Bert came to feel more at home, he took in the details of his surroundings.
"Bert Lloyd's Boyhood" by J. McDonald Oxley
At home the drinker drinks to make him feel like he was at a picnic.
"Peck's Bad Boy Abroad" by George W. Peck
As time passed on, however, I grew less timid, and began to feel more at home on the wide water.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
Baxter, not feeling at home in this group, turned and asked the man to take him up again.
"Polly's Business Venture" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
She disliked wrecks of meals, and the way for her to feel at home was to do nothing at all.
"The Opened Shutters" by Clara Louise Burnham
Try to feel at home with me.
"A Beautiful Alien" by Julia Magruder
Sometimes this comes home to me quite distinctly: I feel that I am really growing an old woman, but at other times I cannot believe it.
"A Christmas Posy" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
What would you do to make them feel at home?
"This Giddy Globe" by Oliver Herford
There a little lady, new to the stage, is made to feel at home and confident.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
Kit dug the worms, and Kat put them into a basket, with some earth in it to make them feel at home.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
Mr. Brown very seldom takes the trouble to explain what he wants to do, but I'll try to make you feel at home, sir.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
I feel as if I was being sung to and then tucked in same as I used to be at home.
"The Boy Scouts on the Yukon" by Ralph Victor
Honest, I never expected to feel lonesome right at home entertainin' guests!
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
She was a round-faced, motherly woman, and she immediately did all she could to make the young folks feel at home.
"The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
Your first object should be to make your guests feel at home.
"How To Behave: A Pocket Manual Of Republican Etiquette, And Guide To Correct Personal Habits" by Samuel R Wells
And soon after that, he began to feel at home.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
What is meant by coming 'to feel at home' in a new place, or with new people?
"The Will to Believe" by William James
It's all arranged there to make him feel at home until he can make other arrangements.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
If you join with the other girls at their games you'll soon get to know them, and feel more at home here.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil

In poetry:

Hark! the bell rings sharp and clear,
Other little friends appear;
And no longer all alone
They begin to feel at home.
"First Arrivals" by Kate Greenaway
With self-respect, or feel at home
With no returns to show,
My whole life like the worthless foam
On time's incessant flow.
""Ashamed But Not Afraid"" by Joseph Horatio Chant
A soldier in the midst of strife
Since he had first drawn breath,
He'd grown to undervalue life
And feel at home with death.
"The Feud: A Border Ballad" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Now I'm leaving Sydney's shore
Harder up than e'er before;
A keen appetite I feel
To taste a bit o' British veal;
And let's trust, across the foam
They have a fatted calf at home.
"A Departing Dirge" by Harry Breaker Morant
Because for his wife and family he must feel,
And perhaps the thought thereof will cause him to steal
Bread for his family, that are starving at home,
While the thought thereof makes him sigh heavily and groan.
"An Autumn Reverie" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

He moved to Bismarck in 2002, and really feels at home, here.
Here's the deal, you want to feel at home BUT not cramped.
The Yoests live in a DC suburb (she asked me not to name it) where the politics skew liberal but where Yoest says she feels at home.
View full size Bebeto Matthews, Associated Press After four games at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center €-- with a fifth coming Tuesday against the Cavaliers €-- it still doesn't quite feel like home to Nets players.
Emeritus at Carmel Valley specializes in making smooth transitions into senior housing and ensuring that the community really feels like home to its residents.
But Victor Akuraga Shaakaa, who is a junior at Ben Lomond High School, wants to take the feeling of peace back home with him.
One of the biggest complaints full-time freelancers make about working at home is feeling like they're never able to "leave" the office, because it's literally in their living room.
ALAMEDA, Calif (AP) — After a rough adjustment when he first made the move from safety to cornerback for the Oakland Raiders, Michael Huff is now starting to feel right at home at his new position.
The Barbieris set up shop next door to one of their four diners (Barbieri's II) in an existing house which literally makes folks feel at home.
We have just made a major move that will take a while to seem natural and allow us to feel at home in a totally new living situation.
Parrish Walker, of Re/Max Realty Centre, said that home values in Midtown weathered the bursting of the housing bubble better than other areas, a phenomenon that she attributes, at least in part, to the old-time feel of the neighborhood.
It is possible to feel like you're miles away on vacation at a year-round retreat in the mountains while actually staying at home in Jefferson County.
Feeling very much at home in a swing setting, Jay Leonhart takes on Harold Arlen, making Arlen's hits zip to new life on Sensitive to the Touch.
"To feel at home, stay at home.".
She vows to keep silent and out of it at home, but once at school she feels differently and wants to act.

In science:

Thanks to the war ‘on’ terror, the less dark at home also feel the lash.
Physics Education Research: Or it's so hard to find good help these days
Acknowledgements We thank the organisers for having arranged such a stimulating school, for having made me feel at home by arranging British weather and for introducing us to the delightful beaches of Ubatuba.
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