toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

intellectual
used in Middlemarch

16 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
1  —1 use as in:
intellectual stimulation
Definition
related to intelligence — such as requiring, appealing to, or possessing intelligence
  • The intensity of her religious disposition, the coercion it exercised over her life, was but one aspect of a nature altogether ardent, theoretic, and intellectually consequent: and with such a nature struggling in the bands of a narrow teaching, hemmed in by a social life which seemed nothing but a labyrinth of petty courses, a walled-in maze of small paths that led no whither, the outcome was sure to strike others as at once exaggeration and inconsistency.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (19% in)

There are no more uses of "intellectual" flagged with this meaning in Middlemarch.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
?  —15 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • On the political question, I referred simply to intellectual bias.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (36% in)
  • He was a vigorous animal with a ready understanding, but no spark had yet kindled in him an intellectual passion; knowledge seemed to him a very superficial affair, easily mastered: judging from the conversation of his elders, he had apparently got already more than was necessary for mature life.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (20% in)
  • From that hour Lydgate felt the growth of an intellectual passion.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (21% in)
  • ...interest soon took the form of a professional enthusiasm: he had a youthful belief in his bread-winning work, not to be stifled by that initiation in makeshift called his 'prentice days; and he carried to his studies in London, Edinburgh, and Paris, the conviction that the medical profession as it might be was the finest in the world; presenting the most perfect interchange between science and art; offering the most direct alliance between intellectual conquest and the social good.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (22% in)
  • Lydgate's spots of commonness lay in the complexion of his prejudices, which, in spite of noble intention and sympathy, were half of them such as are found in ordinary men of the world: that distinction of mind which belonged to his intellectual ardor, did not penetrate his feeling and judgment about furniture, or women, or the desirability of its being known (without his telling) that he was better born than other country surgeons.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (27% in)
  • I should never have been happy in any profession that did not call forth the highest intellectual strain, and yet keep me in good warm contact with my neighbors.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (42% in)
  • To Mr. Casaubon's questions about himself, he replied that the source of the illness was the common error of intellectual men—a too eager and monotonous application: the remedy was, to be satisfied with moderate work, and to seek variety of relaxation.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (64% in)
  • Mr. Lydgate is very intellectual and clever; I know there is an attraction in that.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (75% in)
  • As to the facility with which mortals escape knowledge, try an average acquaintance in the intellectual blaze of London, and consider what that eligible person for a dinner-party would have been if he had learned scant skill in "summing" from the parish-clerk of Tipton, and read a chapter in the Bible with immense difficulty, because such names as Isaiah or Apollos remained unmanageable after twice spelling.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (71% in)
  • That was the way with Mr. Casaubon's hard intellectual labors.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (89% in)
  • Thus his intellectual ambition which seemed to others to have absorbed and dried him, was really no security against wounds, least of all against those which came from Dorothea.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (90% in)
  • He was invited to Mr. Bulstrode's; but here he could not lie down on the rug, and Mrs. Bulstrode felt that his mode of talking about Catholic countries, as if there were any truce with Antichrist, illustrated the usual tendency to unsoundness in intellectual men.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (33% in)
  • He was not an ill-tempered man; his intellectual activity, the ardent kindness of his heart, as well as his strong frame, would always, under tolerably easy conditions, have kept him above the petty uncontrolled susceptibilities which make bad temper.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (9% in)
  • Oh, he has not the style of a captain in the army, or that sort of carriage as if everybody was beneath him, or that showy kind of talking, and singing, and intellectual talent.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (16% in)
  • Only those who know the supremacy of the intellectual life—the life which has a seed of ennobling thought and purpose within it—can understand the grief of one who falls from that serene activity into the absorbing soul-wasting struggle with worldly annoyances.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (5% in)

There are no more uses of "intellectual" in Middlemarch.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®