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ingenuity

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Definition the ability to solve problems in smart creative ways
  • It will take more than ingenuity to clean this up. We're going to have to admit our mistake.
ingenuity = the ability to solve problems in smart creative ways
  • She exercised great ingenuity in making excuses for missing class.
  • ingenuity = cleverness (the ability to use intelligence and creativity)
  • It's going to take a lot of ingenuity, but I think we can save the company.
  • ingenuity = ability to solve problems in smart creative ways
  • A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
    Douglas Adams
  • But if you have all three advantages, on top of a good dose of ingenuity and drive, then that's an unstoppable combination.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • ingenuity = ability to solve problems in smart creative ways
  • Get the Hong Kong investors who are willing to sink some bucks into American ingenuity.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • ingenuity = cleverness
  • From her pocket she drew three precious objects that had required some ingenuity to gather, a partly used copybook from her trunk, a small bottle of ink, and a quill pen.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • ingenuity = cleverness
  • Mr. Dussel was speechless in the face of such ingenuity, and could do nothing but gaze around in surprise as he explored the rest of our lovely and ultrapractical Annex.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • ingenuity = ability to solve problems in smart creative ways
  • He realized that a beaver had persistence, patience and ingenuity.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • ingenuity = the ability to solve problems in smart creative ways
  • Before, whenever we were out of food, Dad was always there, full of ideas and ingenuity.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • ingenuity = ability to solve problems in smart creative ways
  • Bibwit Harte, the royal tutor, had explained to her that most of Wonderland took pride in the Inventors' Parade, the one time every year when citizens flaunted their skills and ingenuity before the queen.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • ingenuity = ability to solve problems in smart creative ways
  • The needs of a society determine its ethics, and in the Black American ghettos the hero is that man who is offered only the crumbs from his country's table but by ingenuity and courage is able to take for himself a Lucullan feast.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • ingenuity = ability to solve problems in smart creative ways
  • ...I reflected upon the daring, dashing, and discriminating ingenuity of D—
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • ingenuity = ability to solve problems in smart creative ways
  • said Alice, surprised at her own ingenuity.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Through the Looking-Glass
  • ingenuity = cleverness (smart creativity)
  • Natural ingenuity, instinct for what is elegant, a supple mind are their sole hierarchy, and often make of women of the people the equals of the very greatest ladies.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace
  • ingenuity = ability to solve problems in smart creative ways
  • Happily, I soon fell into some mud, from which it took a bit of ingenuity to free myself.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • ingenuity = cleverness
  • I had to laugh too, though I'd nearly exhausted my ingenuity on the topic of chatterboxes.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • ingenuity = cleverness
  • ...a problem which no stretch of ingenuity could solve.
    Charles Dickens  --  The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
  • Logic is a large drawer, containing some useful instruments, and many more that are superfluous. A wise man will look into it for two purposes, to avail himself of those instruments that are really useful, and to admire the ingenuity with which those that are not so, are assorted and arranged.
    Charles Caleb Colton
  • The vengeance of the Hurons had now taken a new direction, and they prepared to execute it with that barbarous ingenuity with which they were familiarized by the practise of centuries.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of The Mohicans

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