Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Intimate association; intimacy.
  • n. Intimate quality; inward or inner nature; close seclusion or privacy.

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Examples

  • 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.

    Formations.

  • Page view page image: the poetry of nature surprized in her intimity, the charm of a spectacle which is in itself all-sufficient.

    Goupil's Paris Salon of 1897

  • Suddenly a sense of the difference between the week behind him, with all its ups and downs, its quarrels, its _ennuis_, its moments of delightful intimity, of artistic freedom and pleasure, and those threadbare monotonous weeks into which he was to slip back on the morrow, awoke in him a mad inconsequent sting of disgust, of self-pity.

    Robert Elsmere

  • The whole impression of the pretty, disorderly place, compared with the stately drawing-room behind it, was one of intimity and freedom; the room made a friend of you as you entered.

    Sir George Tressady — Volume I

  • At the same moment that it revealed the eternal gulf between them, it gave him a delicious passionate sense of intimity -- of privilege.

    Sir George Tressady — Volume II

  • Suddenly a sense of the difference between the week behind him, with all its ups and downs, its quarrels, its _ennuis_, its moments of delightful intimity, of artistic freedom and pleasure, and those threadbare, monotonous weeks into which he was to slip back on the morrow, awoke in him a mad inconsequent sting of disgust, of self-pity.

    Robert Elsmere

  • Then from this intimity, this sacredness of feeling, the speaker passed gradually and finally into the challenge, the ringing yet brotherly challenge, it was in truth his mission to deliver.

    The Case of Richard Meynell

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