intimacy

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intimacy

1. A close familial, personal, or emotional relationship with another person.
2. Sexual relations.
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Interracial Intimacies is an important, challenging, and thought provoking step toward that goal.
14] In Renaissance England, consequently, the patronage of the Bedchamber can always be seen in multiple and contradictory ways: either in terms of the old-fashioned mode of personal generosity or as a corruption of administration in which personal intimacies encroach upon the public circulation of benefits and wealth.
He felt that the Viennese psychiatrist's idea had an untapped potential for exploring grown-up intimacies.
But, she asks, if everyone opposes it, even to the point of making it a crime, ``Why do sexual intimacies continue among persons who say they are against them?