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He glories also in the intellectual pre-eminence of his country.

You will see the best-made young fellow in the world, and the most intellectual.

It is required from you to give proofs of intellectual energy and ability.

The place was well known to tolerant and intellectual society.

Above this were the four "Intellectual Levels," on one of which I, as a chemist had my abode.

Not less importance was attached to physical education than to intellectual and moral.

This was his first intellectual stride towards the future Edison.

For in intellectual perfection the highest good should consist.

Precocity is sometimes a symptom of disease rather than of intellectual vigour.

Sir Philip Jocelyn was not what is usually called an intellectual man.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "grasped by the understanding" (rather than by the senses), from Old French intellectuel and directly from Latin intellectualis "relating to the understanding," from intellectus "discernment, understanding," from past participle stem of intelligere "to understand, discern" (see intelligence). Intellectual property attested from 1845. Other adjective formations included intellective (late 15c.), intellectile (1670s).

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