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ingenious
used in The Magic Mountain

8 uses
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showing cleverness and originality
  • For the sake of the soul, people had certainly subjected the body to less than tender treatment, in oh-so-many ingenious ways.
    6.6 - Operationes Spirituales (65% in)
  • My God, I am a humanist, a homo humanus, and understand nothing of such ingenious matters, however sincere my deep respect for demands a clear and keen mind and its practice no less than the whole man—is that not so?
    3.4 - Satana (40% in)
  • He hardly needed it, because in the last quarter hour the layer of clouds had grown thinner and thinner, and the summer sun was breaking through—so warm and dazzling now that Joachim had to screen his face with a white canvas sunshade ingeniously fixed to one arm of the chair and adjustable to the angle of the glare.
    3.5 - Clarity of Mind (6% in)
  • ...half weeks a splendid sky reigned above mountains and valley, each new day outdoing the last for sheer blue purity; and the sun burned with such intensity that everyone found good reason to dig out his or her lightest summer clothes, the cast-aside muslin dresses and linen trousers; and even the large white canvas sunshade, which had no handle but was ingeniously fixed with a peg and several holes to the arm of the lounge chair, offered only inadequate protection from the midday glare.
    5.4 - Mercury's Moods (6% in)
  • Finally, almost simultaneously, as if by some silent agreement, they stood up circumspectly; ingeniously avoiding any glances toward the other occupied corner of the room, with heads tucked low and arms stiff to their sides, the man from Mannheim and the teacher softly vanished together on tiptoe by way of the reading room.
    5.9 - Walpurgis Night (87% in)
  • Yes, good God, let me smell the odor of the skin on your knee, beneath which the ingeniously segmented capsule secretes its slippery oil!
    5.9 - Walpurgis Night (98% in)
  • ...sometimes progressed to a total loss of voice for hours, and given his sore throat, which returned whenever he neglected to keep his throat moistened with medications that increased salivary flow, there seemed sufficient reason to take that ingenious instrument from the cupboard—not to mention the fact that although Joachim swallowed the wrong way with normal infrequency, he did so only because of the special care he took when eating, so that he was almost always slow to finish his...
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (69% in)
  • An ingenious toy, then, on the line of the stereoscopic viewer, the tubelike kaleidoscope, and the cinematographic drum?
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (1% in)

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