The Strange Social History of Our Most intimate Institution.
In fact, the desire for intimate fraternity was considered more than just normal for a male life; it was believed to be essential.
In high school, Tsukuru was one of five platonic but intimate friends who did everything together and thought as one.
The dinner—held in an exposed-brick annex of Hotel Cipriani—is an intimate affair.
Lulu is about rating each other in our most vulnerable, intimate capacities as (physical and emotional) lovers.
Only to intimate friends is there aught singular in his behaving as he now does.
This was Katherine Holroyd, a sympathetic observer and everybody's intimate.
Is there anybody in the world but you who chooses his intimate friends from among common soldiers?
He was the warm supporter and intimate friend of the celebrated Canning.
To any other nation, sport, no matter how intimate a part of the national life, in certain emergencies becomes trivial.
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.
"suggest indirectly," 1530s, back-formation from intimation, or else from Late Latin intimatus, past participle of intimare. Related: Intimated; intimating.
1650s, "person with whom one is intimate," from intimate (adj.).