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.
The state of being intimate; close familiarity or association; nearness in friendship.
the sense of warmth and closeness in a loving relationship, including the desire to help the partner, self-disclose, and keep him or her in one's life.
close or warm friendship; "the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy"
a feeling of being intimate and belonging together; "their closeness grew as the night wore on"
1. Being close to another human being emotionally, spiritually, mentally and/or physically. 2. Knowing someone or something very well and very reliably. 3. An experience newly achievable by a recovering alcoholic who has worked through the 12 Steps.
Feelings of closeness and trust with another person.
A state achieved by intellectual, emotional, and/or physical closeness, as well as shared activities.