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Definition belonging to a thing by its very nature
  • It has an intrinsic value separate from its sale price.
  • The intrinsic reward of a job well done.
  • To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth... is potentially to have everything...
    Joan Didion
  • There's something intrinsically therapeutic about choosing to spend your time in a wide, open park-like setting that non-golfers can never truly understand.
    Charles Rosin
  • form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing
  • The intrinsic ridiculousness of the situation was too much for his sense of humour.
    London, Jack  --  Adventure
  • intrinsic muscles
  • Its intrinsic value does not exceed thirty thousand francs.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Ten Years Later
  • I said as I bucked, my pelvis possessing some intrinsic knowledge of the movements needed.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Had that been automatic, even intrinsic? he wondered.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Where were the flares intrinsic to such an operation?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Indeed, they could stand as a textbook case against the notion that countries are shaped by the intrinsic qualities of their people.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • "Oh, if the thing is intrinsically improper," said Newman, "I won't go into it.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • There is nothing intrinsically evil about us.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • It would not be wrong to say that the idea of the intrinsic value of childhood dates from the Enlightenment.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • More than you think it really and intrinsically worth.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • He feels strongly that those activities have intrinsic value in terms of connecting you to another person.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Pain is simply our intrinsic medical adviser to warn us and stimulate us.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • But since people generally have a reason for going to that much trouble, there had to be a decent intrinsic value involved.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • And thus the intrinsic significance of our craft lies in the philosophical fact that we deal in nothing.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead

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