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intellectual
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
related to intelligence — such as requiring, appealing to, or possessing intelligence
  • It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.
    Introductory (49% in)
intellectual = relating to intelligence and education
  • Then, moreover, the white locks of age were sometimes found to be the thatch of an intellectual tenement in good repair.
    Introductory (31% in)
  • intellectual = relating to intelligence and education
  • If his notice was sought, an expression of courtesy and interest gleamed out upon his features, proving that there was light within him, and that it was only the outward medium of the intellectual lamp that obstructed the rays in their passage.
    Introductory (42% in)
  • intellectual = related to intelligence

    (editor's note:  He was intelligent, but communicating with others was difficult.)
  • The evolutions of the parade; the tumult of the battle; the flourish of old heroic music, heard thirty years before—such scenes and sounds, perhaps, were all alive before his intellectual sense.
    Introductory (48% in)
  • intellectual = intelligent
  • The characters of the narrative would not be warmed and rendered malleable by any heat that I could kindle at my intellectual forge.
    Introductory (75% in)
  • intellectual = relating to intelligence and education
  • The same torpor, as regarded the capacity for intellectual effort, accompanied me home, and weighed upon me in the chamber which I most absurdly termed my study.
    Introductory (76% in)
  • intellectual = intelligent thought
  • In the Custom-House, as before in the Old Manse, I had spent three years—a term long enough to rest a weary brain: long enough to break off old intellectual habits, and make room for new ones: long enough, and too long, to have lived in an unnatural state, doing what was really of no advantage nor delight to any human being, and withholding myself from toil that would, at least, have stilled an unquiet impulse in me.
    Introductory (93% in)
  • intellectual = intelligent thought
  • Rusty through long idleness, some little space was requisite before my intellectual machinery could be brought to work upon the tale with an effect in any degree satisfactory.
    Introductory (96% in)
  • intellectual = intelligent thought
  • This last attribute, however, had been less carefully developed than his intellectual gifts, and was, in truth, rather a matter of shame than self-congratulation with him.
    Chapter 3 — The Recognition (53% in)
  • intellectual = intelligence
  • Misshapen from my birth-hour, how could I delude myself with the idea that intellectual gifts might veil physical deformity in a young girl's fantasy?
    Chapter 4 — The Interview (56% in)
  • intellectual = intelligence
  • Her imagination was somewhat affected, and, had she been of a softer moral and intellectual fibre would have been still more so, by the strange and solitary anguish of her life.
    Chapter 5 — Hester at her Needle (83% in)
  • intellectual = related to intelligence — such as requiring, appealing to, or possessing intelligence
  • There was a fascination for the minister in the company of the man of science, in whom he recognised an intellectual cultivation of no moderate depth or scope; together with a range and freedom of ideas, that he would have vainly looked for among the members of his own profession.
    Chapter 9 — The Leech (49% in)
  • intellectual = relating to intelligence and education
  • No; these revelations, unless I greatly err, are meant merely to promote the intellectual satisfaction of all intelligent beings, who will stand waiting, on that day, to see the dark problem of this life made plain.
    Chapter 10 — The Leech and his Patient (28% in)
  • intellectual = use of intelligence
  • His intellectual gifts, his moral perceptions, his power of experiencing and communicating emotion, were kept in a state of preternatural activity by the prick and anguish of his daily life.
    Chapter 11 — The Interior of a Heart (28% in)
  • intellectual = intelligent thought
  • It grovelled helpless on the ground, even while his intellectual faculties retained their pristine strength, or had perhaps acquired a morbid energy, which disease only could have given them.
    Chapter 13 — Another View of Hester (2% in)
  • intellectual = intelligent thought
  • But the former aspect of an intellectual and studious man, calm and quiet, which was what she best remembered in him, had altogether vanished, and been succeeded by an eager, searching, almost fierce, yet carefully guarded look.
    Chapter 14 — Hester and the Physician (21% in)
  • intellectual = intelligent
  • His was the profession at that era in which intellectual ability displayed itself far more than in political life; for—leaving a higher motive out of the question it offered inducements powerful enough in the almost worshipping respect of the community, to win the most aspiring ambition into its service.
    Chapter 22 — The Procession (21% in)
  • intellectual = intelligent thought
  • All his strength and energy—all his vital and intellectual force—seemed at once to desert him, insomuch that he positively withered up, shrivelled away and almost vanished from mortal sight, like an uprooted weed that lies wilting in the sun.
    Chapter 24 — Conclusion (33% in)
intellectual = intelligent thought
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