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intellectuality

Definitions

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  • n. The characteristic of being intellectual.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Intellectual powers; possession of intellect; quality of being intellectual.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being intellectual; intellectual endowment; force or power of intellect.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Finally, consciousness is essentially free; it is freedom itself; but it cannot pass through matter without settling on it, without adapting itself to it: this adaptation is what we call intellectuality; and the intellect, turning itself back towards active, that is to say, free, consciousness, naturally makes it enter into the conceptual forms into which it is accustomed to see matter fit.

    Introduction to the Science of Sociology

  • Finally, consciousness is essentially free; it is freedom itself; but it cannot pass through matter without settling on it, without adapting itself to it: this adaptation is what we call intellectuality; and the intellect, turning itself back toward active, that is to say free, consciousness, naturally makes it enter into the conceptual forms into which it is accustomed to see matter fit.

    Evolution créatrice. English

  • He reasons logically from observed fact, and his intellectuality is constantly contrasted with the routine methods of the police.

    Raffles and Miss Blandish

  • There is not a great amount of intellectuality, that is to say nervous intellectuality, in his contented countenance, but a vast quantity of unstudied common sense.

    A Tramp's Wallet stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France

  • If it is true that the Jew just because of his intellectuality is a natural-born idealist, internationalist, doctrinaire, and revolutionist, while the Negro, because of his natural attachment to known familiar objects, places, and persons, is pre-adapted to conservatism and to local and personal loyalties -- if these things are true, we shall eventually have to take account of them practically.

    Introduction to the Science of Sociology

  • That is why morality compares so unfavourably with intellectuality, which is the product of the upper sections of society and flashes out new lights every moment.

    South Wind

  • Is it the lack of intellectuality which is different this time around?

    Not Funny Notes By Red Beaver

  • If your god is "intellectuality" you'll never have an abundant life. reb, I grew up in Dallas, also.

    Why are fewer Americans identifying with a religion? | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • It often causes one regret to see symphonies of magnificent colour wasted here in pictures of boating men; and there, in pictures of cafĂ© corners; and we have arrived at a degree of complex intellectuality which is no longer satisfied with these rudimentary themes.

    The French Impressionists (1860-1900)

  • The touch of the water about his body, the light of the moon upon him, the breath of the air in his wet face drove out his reverence for what he called "intellectuality," and something savage got hold of his soul and shook it, as if to wake up the sleeping self within him, the self that was Sicilian.

    The Call of the Blood

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