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intellectual
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

2 meanings, 6 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
intellectual stimulation
Definition
related to intelligence — such as requiring, appealing to, or possessing intelligence
  • The "superior people" I mentioned, then, are not superior intellectually but superior by cultural gift: they are the accidental product of the right homes.
    11 — The Dialogue of Houses (76% in)

There are no more uses of "intellectual" flagged with this meaning in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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2  —3 uses as in:
She is an intellectual.
Definition
a highly educated person interested in learning and exploring ideas — sometimes while ignoring practical considerations
  • By a kind of fluke, a story too long to go into, he'd been released at the end of three years, his freedom bought for him by the United States Government, part of a project at that time to rescue incarcerated Jewish intellectuals.
    8 — The Kleppmann File (81% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • ...American way with talk about baseball and football and cunts, and the brave stupid ones would talk about defending freedom in Vietnam and the cowardly stupid ones would talk about How We Had No Business There, and if you fled to where the intellectuals weren't, it was as bad as anywhere else, cooks, bartenders, ushers at the show, talking talking talking, or standing around like mutes because they hadn't even the brains for their kind of talk, not human, kids, not even grade-school...
    4 — Mama (81% in)
  • ...There, and if you fled to where the intellectuals weren't, it was as bad as anywhere else, cooks, bartenders, ushers at the show, talking talking talking, or standing around like mutes because they hadn't even the brains for their kind of talk, not human, kids, not even grade-school age yet, big as they were, or the med-students, the real true anti-intellectuals, with their contests over how many girls they could screw, parties where everybody screwed everybody, eight, nine in a bed.
    4 — Mama (81% in)

There are no more uses of "intellectual" flagged with this meaning in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Beyond him, Hodge could make out vaguely in imagination the hairy intellectual face of Freeman, who could walk out and who, also, had no doubt wanted to see Will Hodge, Attorney, on his can.
    23 — E silentio (10% in)
  • While the Hebrews moved from place to place with their sheep, turning green meadows into enormous deserts, indifferent as any intellectual to earth, the Mesopotamian peoples studied it, toyed with it, experimented with it as elaborately as they experimented with, for instance, sex.
    7 — The Dialogue on Wood and Stone (54% in)

There are no more uses of "intellectual" in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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