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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Intime Inward; internal; intimate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • intime Intimate; inward; close.
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  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Acquaintance: a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.”
  • Barbara De Angelis
    “The greatest gift you and your partner can give your children is the example of an intimate, healthy, and loving relationship.”
  • Reinhold Niebuhr
    “Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.”
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    “Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.”
  • Orson Welles
    “My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.”
  • Myriam Miedzian
    Myriam Miedzian
    “In the United States adherence to the values of the masculine mystique makes intimate, self-revealing, deep friendships between men unusual.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Intimate (a.)


In literature:

For Jewdwine, as Rankin had intimated, was the man who had discovered S.K.R.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
Even more intimately and confidentially she indicated Mr. Carmine, as it seemed by a motion of her eyelash.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
There were circumstances which rendered their relationship peculiarly intimate.
"Lady Byron Vindicated" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Strangers are occasionally invited to informal luncheons, but only intimate friends are bidden to supper.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
Selma was chosen a member of the Institute at the next meeting, and forthwith she became intimate with the president.
"Unleavened Bread" by Robert Grant
He had for many years been an intimate friend of Colonel Dumont, and was a legatee in his will to a liberal amount.
"Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue" by Warren T. Ashton
His connections with Hurst and Robinson have been so intimate that they must be largely involved.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Christ's coming to judgment, is often foretold in every part of the new testament, to pass over the intimations given of it in the old.
"Sermons on Various Important Subjects" by Andrew Lee
Reverdy, her brother, was my most intimate friend.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
My mother was so happy that she planned a little intimate feast to celebrate the child's return.
"Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
Crawford and Judge Tate were intimate friends, and between these and Clark there was continual strife.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
This room, as I have already intimated, was in the rear of an extension running back from the centre of the main building.
"Room Number 3" by Anna Katharine Green
Freda and Miss Nethersole had met several times before the remarkable conversation that made them suddenly intimate.
"The Return of the Prodigal" by May Sinclair
Was his love, then, beginning to correspond with his father's as in those intimate days before the Blossoming Season?
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel" by George Meredith
During school life, Suares and Claudel became his intimates.
"Romain Rolland" by Stefan Zweig
His relations with his father were most intimate and affectionate.
"Castle Hohenwald" by Adolph Streckfuss
The police-officer's intimate acquaintance with circumstances so remote surprised him greatly.
"No Surrender" by E. Werner
It may be from fear to set foot on it; for indeed is there danger to one not intimately acquainted with it.
"Gwen Wynn" by Mayne Reid
Dolls ought to be intimate friends.
"A Little Princess" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Spalatin the confidant of the prince, and intimate friend of the Reformer, is full of anxiety.
"History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Vol 2" by J. H. Merle D'Aubigné

In poetry:

But slowly dawned a happier time
When I began to apprehend,
And catch, as in some poet's rhyme,
The intimations of a friend;
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
The worshippers of Beauty find
In maiden form, and face, and tress;
Faint intimations of her mind
And undulating loveliness.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
I gave my poems to a man,
Who said that they were very great--
They showed just how my love began
And ended, but too intimate
"The Philistine" by Thomas MacDonagh
Ah, to live a life unbroken,
Scornful of the worst of fate!
Like that tree ... with branches oaken....
Joy's unspoken intimate.--
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part V" by Madison Julius Cawein
The Times would never have the space
For Ned's discreet achievements;
The public prints are not the place
For intimate bereavements.
"The Hon. Sec." by Sir John Betjeman
Meanwhile, without, the surly cannon waited,
The sun rose bright o'erhead;
Nothing in Nature's aspect intimated
That a great man was dead.
"The Warden Of The Cinque Ports. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Technology is intimately linked with change, and the pace of high-tech-driven change is constantly accelerating.
) to communicate in an intimate way.
Sprint Cup driver Dale Earnhardt Jr revealed an intimate, personal side to growing up via a letter to himself on CBS.
However, we wanted to share an intimate profile of Delilah with you.
I got to share an intimate evening with.
An old diehard of the magazine world says that its bond to readers is close -- almost intimate.
Mystery woman Justine (Rachel Cornish) gets intimate with Bill (Jarel Davidow) in the romantic comedy "The Love List," now playing at the Lake George Dinner Theatre, which held a benefit performance July 27 for North Country Ministry.
Barbra Streisand attends an intimate dinner benefiting Cedars-Sinai Women's Heart Center in Malibu, California.
Some Philadelphia college students and LGBT activists are expressing shock at Dharun Ravi's 30-day jail sentence for using a webcam to spy on his roommate during an intimate encounter with another man, CBS Philly reports.
Ask Deanna Divorcee Still Being Intimate With Ex By Deanna M. Is an advice column known for its fearless approach to reality-based subjects.
It's an intimate club, so you'll get to see this legend of Comedy up-close and personal.
Award-winning illusionists Roland Sarlot and Susan Eyed present Carnival of Illusion: An Evening of Intimate Magical Wonders at 6 and 8:30 pm, Friday and Saturday, Dec 7 and 8, and 15 and 16.
Scottish rock band Travis ' Fran Healy and Andy Dunlop are enjoying a New York residency at the intimate Joe's Pub for a six-night stand of a shows.
My wife and I did not know Nora Ephron intimately, but we knew her, off and on, for a long time, when she was with each of her three husbands, Dan and Carl and Nick.
I have not watched the Edwards trial and I am not intimately familiar with the details of the evidence.

In science:

The result reveals the intimate relations between interference channels and multiple-access channels.
Interference channel capacity region for randomized fixed-composition codes
This Lemma is well- known and intimately connected with the approach to Hankel determinants via orthogonal polynomials (see ).
A simple approach to some Hankel determinants
When q = 2, the model is intimately related to the Ising model, and the calculation of pc (2) is equivalent to that of Onsager and others concerning the Ising critical temperature (see [1, 3] for a modern treatment of the Ising model).
Sharp thresholds for the random-cluster and Ising models
Other measurement outcomes such as the interference fringes, which are due to the phase shift between the two counter-propagating light rays, are intimately related to this proper time delay. 1.4.
Rotation in relativity and the propagation of light
This stems from the intimate connection (via Kaluza-Klein reduction on the SasakiEinstein manifold) between holomorphic functions on the cone and BPS operators in the dual CFT, in fact (anti-)chiral primary operators.
AdS_5 Solutions of Type IIB Supergravity and Generalized Complex Geometry
The intuition behind these game rules is intimately connected to the language SCI.
Function Interface Models for Hardware Compilation: Types, Signatures, Protocols
Interactivity: It is possible to use the Python interface in an interactive executecommands-as-they-are-given fashion to explore and hence get a more intimate understanding of some particular system.
Continuum multi-physics modeling with scripting languages: the Nsim simulation compiler prototype for classical field theory
We exclude that pmax = 1; this is intimately connected with that the assumption (12) holds.
Perfect fluids and generic spacelike singularities
In this context it is worth mentioning that there may exist an open set of solutions with so-called weak null singularities, which are not asymptotically silent or local; moreover, these singularities seem to be intimately associated with the Taub subset .
Perfect fluids and generic spacelike singularities
Therefore, the validity of perturbation theory is intimately related to the phenomenon of Anderson localization.
Adiabatic quantum optimization fails for random instances of NP-complete problems
This critical threshold is intimately related to the same aforementioned integral transforms and our proof techniques bring this connection and the origin of the phase transition into focus.
The eigenvalues and eigenvectors of finite, low rank perturbations of large random matrices
This is intimately linked to OS Mott-like physics within DMFT.28 Our identification of normal state incoherence in αFeSe with the AOC has many interesting consequences.
$\alpha$-FeSe as an orbital-selective incoherent metal: An LDA+DMFT study
An intimate connection between the α-Fr´echet and SαS processes (0 < α < 2) was recently revealed through the notion of association, independently by Kabluchko and Wang and Stoev .
Ergodic properties of sum- and max-stable stationary random fields via null and positive group actions
This is intimately related to the observation that the auxiliary fusion graphs underlying the restrictions of the fundamental matrices X and Y to the pro jective modules are simply given by p′ cycle graphs Cp and p cycle graphs Cp′, respcetively.
Graph fusion algebras of WLM(p,p')
A characteristic example of an integrable system that is intimately related to Riemann surfaces and theta-functions is the Korteweg de Vries (KdV) hierarchy.
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves