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As if you could be trusted with anything again that needs a schoolboy's intelligence.

Your listening Hannah has given you this intelligence, as she does many others.

What that truth may be, we leave to the intelligence of the reader to divine.

I felt this the more when to the concept of Infinitude I added that of Intelligence.

Let me know any intelligence you may gain of the enemy's strength or movements.

He had, as well, intelligence, but it was not of a financial sort.

He began to understand, for he was not lacking in intelligence.

A look of intelligence passed between the members of his audience.

The Old Man looked at Chip, intelligence dawning in his face.

Yet looking at her face it was not possible to doubt its intelligence.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "faculty of understanding," from Old French intelligence (12c.), from Latin intelligentia, intellegentia "understanding, power of discerning; art, skill, taste," from intelligentem (nominative intelligens) "discerning," present participle of intelligere "to understand, comprehend," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + legere "choose, pick out, read" (see lecture (n.)).

Meaning superior understanding, sagacity" is from early 15c. Sense of "information, news" first recorded mid-15c., especially "secret information from spies" (1580s). Intelligence quotient first recorded 1921 (see I.Q.).

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