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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intimacy  \In"ti*ma*cy\,  n.;  pl  {Intimacies}.  [From  {Intimate}.] 
  The  state  of  being  intimate;  close  familiarity  or 
  association;  nearness  in  friendship. 
 
  Syn:  Acquaintance;  familiarity;  fellowship;  friendship.  See 
  {Acquaintance}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intimacy 
  n  1:  close  or  warm  friendship;  "the  absence  of  fences  created  a 
  mysterious  intimacy  in  which  no  one  knew  privacy"  [syn: 
  {familiarity},  {closeness}] 
  2:  a  usually  secretive  or  illicit  sexual  relationship  [syn:  {affair}, 
  {affaire},  {liaison},  {involvement},  {amour}] 
  3:  a  feeling  of  being  intimate  and  belonging  together;  "their 
  closeness  grew  as  the  night  wore  on"  [syn:  {closeness}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  INTIMACY,  n.  A  relation  into  which  fools  are  providentially  drawn  for 
  their  mutual  destruction. 
 
  Two  Seidlitz  powders,  one  in  blue 
  And  one  in  white,  together  drew 
  And  having  each  a  pleasant  sense 
  Of  t'other  powder's  excellence, 
  Forsook  their  jackets  for  the  snug 
  Enjoyment  of  a  common  mug. 
  So  close  their  intimacy  grew 
  One  paper  would  have  held  the  two 
  To  confidences  straight  they  fell, 
  Less  anxious  each  to  hear  than  tell 
  Then  each  remorsefully  confessed 
  To  all  the  virtues  he  possessed, 
  Acknowledging  he  had  them  in 
  So  high  degree  it  was  a  sin. 
  The  more  they  said  the  more  they  felt 
  Their  spirits  with  emotion  melt, 
  Till  tears  of  sentiment  expressed 
  Their  feelings.  Then  they  effervesced! 
  So  Nature  executes  her  feats 
  Of  wrath  on  friends  and  sympathetes 
  The  good  old  rule  who  don't  apply, 
  That  you  are  you  and  I  am  I. 
 
 




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