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intellectual
used in Oryx and Crake

8 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
intellectual stimulation
Definition
related to intelligence — such as requiring, appealing to, or possessing intelligence
  • Had he been a lunatic or an intellectually honourable man who'd thought things through to their logical conclusion?
    p. 343.9
  • "Your friend is intellectually honourable," Jimmy's mother would say.
    p. 69.8
  • If only he could be like that — intellectually honourable.
    p. 69.9

There are no more uses of "intellectual" flagged with this meaning in Oryx and Crake.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
?  —5 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • They liked a dash of originality and risk-taking and intellectual rigour.
    p. 195.1
  • Jimmy would do better at intellectual honourableness if only he would try harder.
    p. 70.1
  • He had his doubts about Crake's honourableness, intellectual or otherwise.
    p. 70.3
  • It must have got tired of the soul's constant nagging and whining and the anxiety-driven intellectual web-spinning of the mind, distracting it whenever it was getting its teeth into something juicy or its fingers into something good.
    p. 85.6
  • With this kind of attrition going on — this erosion of its former intellectual territory — Martha Graham had found itself without a very convincing package to offer.
    p. 187.9

There are no more uses of "intellectual" in Oryx and Crake.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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