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Challenges of this kind to inventiveness and activity are outstanding all the time.

But I did not invest my inventiveness wisely; I should have shared the idea with Barnum.

Surely it won't hazard his inventiveness: it will develop it.

It was won, if not precisely with inventiveness, at least with "brains."

Certainly New York is the town for novelty and inventiveness.

There is nothing to detract from the originality and inventiveness of his work.

His inventiveness in this domain was not always free from malice.

A fourth merit is to be found in the inventiveness of Frenchmen of letters.

Range, variety, and inventiveness of spirit are Baïf's chief merits.

He is conservative, in other words,—lacking in originality and inventiveness.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "skilled in invention," from Old French inventif (15c.), from Latin invent-, past participle stem of invenire (see invention). Related: Inventively; inventiveness.

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