intimacy


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  • noun

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Synonyms for intimacy

Synonyms for intimacy

close or warm friendship

a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

a feeling of being intimate and belonging together

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Nevertheless, time went on; a kind of intimacy, as we have said, grew up between these two cultivated minds, which had as wide a field as the whole sphere of human thought and study to meet upon; they discussed every topic of ethics and religion, of public affairs, and private character; they talked much, on both sides, of matters that seemed personal to themselves; and yet no secret, such as the physician fancied must exist there, ever stole out of the minister's consciousness into his companion's ear.
This diabolical agent had the Divine permission, for a season, to burrow into the clergyman's intimacy, and plot against his soul.
This manner of carrying an intimacy at the bayonet's point was Van Tromp's stock-in- trade.
She was very wrong in singling me out as she did; I can safely say that every advance to intimacy began on her side.
What is there in that pocket-handkerchief, dear Mademoiselle Hennequin," asked Betts Shoreham, who had a pernicious habit of calling young ladies with whom he was on terms of tolerable intimacy, "dear,"--a habit that sometimes misled persons as to the degree of interest he felt in his companions--"what CAN there be in that pocket- handkerchief to excite tears from a mind and a heart like yours?
Blunt, with an extremely refined grimness of tone, "an intimacy with the heiress of Mr.
Their conversation turned upon those subjects, of which the free discussion has generally much to do in perfecting a sudden intimacy between two young ladies: such as dress, balls, flirtations, and quizzes.
He had found Lydgate, for whom he had the sincerest respect, under circumstances which claimed his thorough and frankly declared sympathy; and the reason why, in spite of that claim, it would have been better for Will to have avoided all further intimacy, or even contact, with Lydgate, was precisely of the kind to make such a course appear impossible.
Once more I had an author for whom I could feel a personal devotion, whom I could dream of and dote upon, and whom I could offer my intimacy in many an impassioned revery.
And the feet of the victim of such dreadful intimacy take hold of the way of death.
However, she at last conversed with Square with such a degree of intimacy that malicious tongues began to whisper things of her, to which, as well for the sake of the lady, as that they were highly disagreeable to the rule of right and the fitness of things, we will give no credit, and therefore shall not blot our paper with them.
My intimacy with Wolf Larsen increases--if by intimacy may be denoted those relations which exist between master and man, or, better yet, between king and jester.
This intimacy had grown still closer during Levin's student days.
Not a day passed, in that dangerous intimacy of teacher and pupil, in which my hand was not close to Miss Fairlie's; my cheek, as we bent together over her sketch-book, almost touching hers.
Living in such intimacy as ours, no serious alteration could take place in any one of us which did not sympathetically affect the others.