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noun as in mother wit

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“Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties,” by which he meant the need to find out what happens next.

It would be something of an insult to his amazing mind to suggest he lacks those critical faculties.

What is it about nostalgia that so effectively scrambles our evaluative faculties?

She was still recovering her verbal faculties, but she was able to answer when he asked about a bracelet he saw on her wrist.

To be a fan of a brutal sport like football is to put your moral faculties on hold.

The evening previous to his death he was walking about the farm, in the full possession of all his faculties of mind and body.

HE ordered a lunch which he thought the girl would like, with wine to revive the faculties that he knew must be failing.

The sharpened faculties have something of a lawyer's quickness in detecting a flaw in the indictment.

But the continual drafts had kept ever in advance of the receipts, draining the exchequer—crippling its faculties.

The words were a talisman on the benumbed faculties of Louis; he hastened forward, and threw himself into the carriage.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to faculties, such as: common-sense, innate common sense, intellectual gifts, nous, senses, and wit/wits.

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