Expression: The familiar expression held no more familiarity


Does the underlined imply ‘not so intimate’ with its wording?

Thank you!


Hi Haihao,
I think the underlined definitely implies “unfamiliarity”. The narrator conveys either his uneasiness or the insincerity of an obvious stranger who treated him like a long lost friend.

Hi Diverhank,

Thank you so much for your interpretation. It has perfectly cleared out my confusion and made me feel so reassured.