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- n. A genre of art (or literature) involving the depiction of quiet, domestic scenes, usually of domestic interiors
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And set to look back over the whole is to feel that in one case only has she really achieved that perfection of intimism which is her proper goal.
It is one of those foreign feathers, like intimism, intimity, femininity, distinction and distinguished (the last pair now banalities if anything was ever banal; so do extremes meet), in which writers of literary criticism love to parade, and which ordinary persons should do their best to pluck from them, protesting when there is a chance, and at all times refusing the compliment of imitation.