intrinsic

[ in-trin-sik, -zik ]SEE DEFINITION OF intrinsic

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It is not for their intrinsic value; but because they are means of distinction to him.

He would then know, if not their intrinsic worth, at least their market value.

I cannot consent to pay for a privilege where I have intrinsic right.

But where is the evidence of an intrinsic holiness in these buildings?

You think, then, that its intrinsic value alone might have prompted the theft?

Sir Donald follows the sense of compassion, which often is the acme of intrinsic craft.

There was little of intrinsic value to watch and guard and worry about.

They have no intrinsic value, and serve only as counters to represent the absence of ideas.

But this is rather a preliminary truth than an intrinsic truth.

There need be no reflections on the intrinsic merits of either.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "interior, inward, internal," from Middle French intrinsèque "inner" (13c.), from Medieval Latin intrinsecus "interior, internal," from Latin intrinsecus (adv.) "inwardly, on the inside," from intra "within" (see intra-) + secus "alongside," originally "following" (related to sequi "to follow;" see sequel). Meaning "belonging to the nature of a thing" is from 1640s. Related: Intrinsicly.

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