01. Ken was fired after it was discovered that he was having an [intimate] relationship with a co-worker.
02. She wrote a book describing all the [intimate] details of her love affairs with several famous Hollywood stars.
03. Samantha and her boyfriend enjoyed an [intimate] candlelit dinner at a fine restaurant to celebrate Valentine's Day.
04. It is sometimes nice to have an [intimate] dinner for two.
05. The orchestra conductor obviously has an [intimate] knowledge of Beethoven's greatest compositions.
06. The [intimacy] of their relationship was threatened by differing sexual needs.
07. Kemal was [intimately] involved with a female classmate for most of the term.
08. It is difficult for mentally-handicapped patients who are institutionalized to have [intimate] relationships with others because of the serious lack of privacy.
09. George Washington Carver once observed that we get closer to God as we get more [intimately] and understandingly acquainted with the things He has created.
10. Studies show that women generally look to marriage for security, while men seek [intimacy] and emotional support.
11. There is an African proverb which states that the more [intimate] the friendship, the deadlier the enmity.
12. North Americans generally stand close to one another only when they wish to say something fairly [intimate].
13. In many cultures, kissing is considered to be an [intimate] gesture that should not occur in public.
14. Any displays of the more [intimate] parts of the body, including the shoulders, stomach, calves, and thighs is prohibited in many Muslim cultures.
15. President Bill Clinton was involved in a scandal when it was discovered that he was having an [intimate] relationship with a young woman working at the White House.
16. Public displays of [intimacy] are considered improper in Indonesia.
17. Scientists believe that apart from being responsible for functions such as breathing, walking and maintaining a heart beat, the brain produces our [intimate] thoughts and feelings as well.
18. Psychologists describe romantic love as a combination of [intimacy] and passion.
19. Recent studies have demonstrated the [intimate] links between the water cycle, the carbon cycle, and climate.
20. Happiness depends not on social class, wealth or consumption, but on [intimate] human relationships.
21. Krishnamurti once observed that when one loses the deep, [intimate] relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important.
22. Technological progress and our standard of living are [intimately] related to energy consumption.
23. The melody and rhythm of the music of Ancient Greece were [intimately] related to the melody and rhythm of poetry.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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