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Word: intimate

Definition: hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy


Sentences Containing 'intimate'

I will not say with me, though he had business relations with me many years ago, and we are now intimate; I will say with the fair daughter to whom he is so devotedly attached, and who is so devotedly attached to him?
The latter he was intimate with, and affectionately embraced.
Chapter5Within a short walk of Longbourn lived a family with whom the Bennets were particularly intimate.
The eldest of them, a sensible, intelligent young woman, about twenty seven, was Elizabeth's intimate friend.
``Miss Bingley told me,''said Jane,``that he never speaks much, unless among his intimate acquaintances.
Intimate as you are, you must know how it is to be done.''
He was most highly esteemed by Mr. Darcy, a most intimate, confidential friend.
Can his most intimate friends be so excessively deceived in him?
I do not at all comprehend her reason for wishing to be intimate with me; but if the same circumstances were to happen again, I am sure I should be deceived again.
if that is all, I have a very poor opinion of young men who live in Derbyshire; and their intimate friends who live in Hertfordshire are not much better.
A resemblance in good humor and good spirits had recommended her and Lydia to each other, and out of their three months'acquaintance they had been intimate two.
With the Gardiners, they were always on the most intimate terms.
In all good art the matter expressed and the manner of its expression are so intimate as to have become one.
United at last, when complete light and shade has been added to his outline drawings and to his mass drawing an intimate knowledge of form, the results will approximate and the two paths will meet.
This is a useful quality at times, particularly in decorative work, where the more intimate sympathetic qualities are not so much wanted, and where the harder forms go better with the architectural surroundings of which your painted decoration should form a part.
The more intimate interest in the personal character of the sitter is here subordinated to the interest of his public character and attitude of mind towards his office.
Unlike charcoal, it hardly needs fixing, and much more intimate study of the forms can be got into it.
It is something at once more intimate with us and more universal than any other work of art.
As I had little aid from horses or cattle, or hired men or boys, or improved implements of husbandry, I was much slower, and became much more intimate with my beans than usual.
When I had been this Karl Ritter's daily and sole intimate during two months, he one day said, abruptly`I will tell you my story.'
But I was his intimate; and I took care to make the intimacy grow.
``Somewhat; I know Lavoisier, and was the intimate friend of Cabanis.''
``You know,''said the abbe,``that I was the secretary and intimate friend of Cardinal Spada, the last of the princes of that name.
Why, Edmond Dantes and myself were intimate friends!''
``I assure you he is my most intimate friend, and M. de Chateau Renaud has also the honor of his acquaintance.''
They know that I am intimate with you that you are, in fact; one of the oldest of my Parisian acquaintances and they will not find you at my house; they will certainly ask me why I did not invite you.
I was not aware that you were so intimate with her.''
``Who told you we were intimate, Maximilian?''
``Yes, but girls tell each other secrets without being particularly intimate; own, now, that you did question her on the subject.
The invalid's eye remained fixed, by which expression he intended to intimate that his resolution was unalterable.
``Then let them explain themselves; you should give the father a hint, you are so intimate with the family.''
Although professing diametrically opposite principles from those of the editor of the other paper, Beauchamp as it sometimes, we may say often, happens was his intimate friend.
``Andrea, Andrea,''repeated several young people, who were already on sufficiently intimate terms with him to call him by his Christian name.
For which reason also such actions are termed katorqwseiz to intimate the directness of the way, by which they are achieved.
I have sometimes found fault with you in your absence somewhat seriously in the company of a few of my most intimate friends: at times, for example, when you mixt in society with a more solemn look than was fitting, or would read books in the theatre or in a banquet; nor did I absent myself from theatre or banquet when you did (3).
We may conclude, from what we have seen of the intimate and complex manner in which the inhabitants of each country are bound together, that any change in the numerical proportions of the inhabitants, independently of the change of climate itself, would seriously affect the others.
It is generally admitted that there exists between these organs and ordinary muscle a close analogy, in intimate structure, in the distribution of the nerves, and in the manner in which they are acted on by various reagents.
It is familiar to almost every one, that in a flower the relative position of the sepals, petals, stamens, and pistils, as well as their intimate structure, are intelligible on the view that they consist of metamorphosed leaves, arranged in a spire.
Superstitious people are fond of the reliques of saints and holy men, for the same reason, that they seek after types or images, in order to enliven their devotion, and give them a more intimate and strong conception of those exemplary lives, which they desire to imitate.
"Him that I've know'd so intimate so many years, and like so much.
This is my intimate friend and associate, Dr. Watson, before whom you can speak as freely as before myself.
Then there is another note in the Morning Post to say that the marriage would be an absolutely quiet one, that it would be at St. George's, Hanover Square, that only half a dozen intimate friends would be invited, and that the party would return to the furnished house at Lancaster Gate which has been taken by Mr. Aloysius Doran.
"Excuse me," he said, "but it is not my custom to discuss my most intimate personal affairs in this public manner."
When he was young he became a member of an aristocratic club, and there, having charming manners, he was soon the intimate of a number of men with long purses and expensive habits.
They came, and then, pointing to the bronze pedestal, I tried to intimate my wish to open it.
You've not been intimate with Mr. Wickfield, I think, Mr. Traddles?
'No, I have not been intimate with Mr. Wickfield,' returned Traddles; 'or I might perhaps have waited on you long ago, Mr. Heep.'
 The author of these Travels, Mr. Lemuel Gulliver, is my ancient and intimate friend; there is likewise some relation between us on the mother’s side.
I cannot forget, that an intimate friend of mine in Lilliput, took the freedom in a warm day, when I had used a good deal of exercise, to complain of a strong smell about me, although I am as little faulty that way, as most of my sex: but I suppose his faculty of smelling was as nice with regard to me, as mine was to that of this people.
It was of a man, who had murdered one of that gentleman’s intimate acquaintance.

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