The condition of being friends
Yes, you know between cousins intimacy often leads to love.
I would love to share that intimacy with you, but don't think for a minute this diminishes my feelings for you.
He was educated at the university of Leiden, where he formed a close intimacy with Daniel Heinsius.
That level of intimacy wasn't something he ever experienced with others.
It was his way of focusing in - pulling her close without the intimacy of touching.