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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INTIMATE

I never knew a man to get so intimate on short acquaintance.

With his inferior he will not be intimate, nor towards him will he be "proudly condescending."

He was the warm supporter and intimate friend of the celebrated Canning.

This was Katherine Holroyd, a sympathetic observer and everybody's intimate.

He was Mr. Gladstone's most trusted counsellor and most intimate friend.

Neither would now choose the other as an intimate associate.

I am writing as the most intimate woman friend of Marian Thorne.

Mr. Palmer and Mr. Walsingham were intimate in half an hour.

She was waiting for what was not to be acknowledged even to her own intimate self.

These simple sentences, interchanged, took on the value of intimate confidences.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, "closely acquainted, very familiar," from Late Latin intimatus, past participle of intimare "make known, announce, impress," from Latin intimus "inmost" (adj.), "close friend" (n.), superlative of in "in" (see in- (2)). Used euphemistically in reference to women's underwear from 1904. Related: Intimately.

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