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intellectual
used in This Side of Paradise

16 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
She is an intellectual.
Definition
a highly educated person interested in learning and exploring ideas — sometimes while ignoring practical considerations
  • "And like most intellectuals who don't find faith convenient," he continued coldly, "like Napoleon and Oscar Wilde and the rest of your type, you'll yell loudly for a priest on your death-bed."
    2.3 — Young Irony (84% in)
  • The mediocre intellects, Plato's second class, use the remnants of romantic chivalry diluted with Victorian sentiment—and we who consider ourselves the intellectuals cover it up by pretending that it's another side of us, has nothing to do with our shining brains; we pretend that the fact that we realize it is really absolving us from being a prey to it.
    2.3 — Young Irony (80% in)

There are no more uses of "intellectual" flagged with this meaning in This Side of Paradise.

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?  —14 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • But beware the artist who's an intellectual also.
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (55% in)
  • When she had first returned to her country there had been a pagan, Swinburnian young man in Asheville, for whose passionate kisses and unsentimental conversations she had taken a decided penchant—they had discussed the matter pro and con with an intellectual romancing quite devoid of sappiness.
    1.1 — Amory, Son of Beatrice (14% in)
  • I may turn out an intellectual, but I'll never write anything but mediocre poetry."
    1.2 — Spires and Gargoyles (91% in)
  • Your last, that dissertation on architecture, was perfectly awful— so "highbrow" that I picture you living in an intellectual and emotional vacuum; and beware of trying to classify people too definitely into types; you will find that all through their youth they will persist annoyingly in jumping from class to class, and by pasting a supercilious label on every one you meet you are merely packing a Jack-in-the-box that will spring up and leer at you when you begin to come into really...
    1.3 — The Egotist Considers (52% in)
  • His intellectual content seemed to submit passively to it, and it fitted like a glove everything that had ever preceded it in his life.
    1.3 — The Egotist Considers (85% in)
  • Two types of men seldom do: dull men are usually afraid of her cleverness and intellectual men are usually afraid of her beauty.
    2.1 — The Debutante (12% in)
  • ...prohibition the great rendezvous had received their death wounds; no longer could one wander to the Biltmore bar at twelve or five and find congenial spirits, and both Tom and Amory had outgrown the passion for dancing with mid-Western or New Jersey debbies at the Club-de-Vingt (surnamed the "Club de Gink") or the Plaza Rose Room—besides even that required several cocktails "to come down to the intellectual level of the women present," as Amory had once put it to a horrified matron.
    2.2 — Experiments in Convalescence (61% in)
  • Any rich, unprogressive old party with that particularly grasping, acquisitive form of mentality known as financial genius can own a paper that is the intellectual meat and drink of thousands of tired, hurried men, men too involved in the business of modern living to swallow anything but predigested food.
    2.2 — Experiments in Convalescence (73% in)
  • What I'd see of it, lost in a clerkship, for the next and best ten years of my life would have the intellectual content of an industrial movie."
    2.2 — Experiments in Convalescence (77% in)
  • The summer was over, but he had spent the days in watching Eleanor, a graceful, facile Manfred, build herself intellectual and imaginative pyramids while she revelled in the artificialities of the temperamental teens and they wrote poetry at the dinner-table.
    2.3 — Young Irony (65% in)
  • There was, for example, Thornton Hancock, respected by half the intellectual world as an authority on life, a man who had verified and believed the code he lived by, an educator of educators, an adviser to Presidents—yet Amory knew that this man had, in his heart, leaned on the priest of another religion.
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (35% in)
  • "Well," said Amory, "he's a—he's an intellectual personage not very well known at present."
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (55% in)
  • These intellectual people—
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (55% in)
  • "It makes wealthy men the keepers of the world's intellectual conscience and, of course, a man who has money under one set of social institutions quite naturally can't risk his family's happiness by letting the clamor for another appear in his newspaper."
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (62% in)

There are no more uses of "intellectual" in This Side of Paradise.

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