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intellect

 [in´tĕ-lekt]
the mind, thinking faculty, or understanding.

intellect

/in·tel·lect/ (in´tĭ-lekt) the mind, thinking faculty, or understanding.

intellect

[in′təlekt]
Etymology: L, intellectus, perception
1 the power and ability of the mind for knowing and understanding, as contrasted with feeling or with willing.
2 a person possessing a great capacity for thought and knowledge. intellectual, adj., n.

intellect

the mind, thinking faculty, or understanding. Not a highly developed function in animals.
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There stood one, in physical proportion and stature commanding and exact--in intellect richly endowed--in natural elo- quence a prodigy--in soul manifestly "created but a little lower than the angels"--yet a slave, ay, a fugi- tive slave,--trembling for his safety, hardly daring to believe that on the American soil, a single white person could be found who would befriend him at all hazards, for the love of God and humanity
Intellect is in itself a mode of exaggeration, and destroys the harmony of any face.
The immediate pressure of necessity has brightened their intellects, enlarged their powers, and hardened their hearts.
Hooper's intellects," observed her husband, the physician of the village.
When the sophist would supplant, with the wild theories of his worldly wisdom, the positive mandates of inspiration, let him remember the expansion of his own feeble intellects, and pause—let him feel the wisdom of God in what is partially concealed.
When they were not shooting they congregated in the billiard-room and devoted their powerful intellects exclusively to snooker-pool, leaving Martin free to talk undisturbed to Elsa.
At such a time, indeed, every fiber of their combined intellects must have been concentrated upon the vital question of the minute--the life-and-death question to them of retracing their steps to camp.
He is a brilliant fellow when he chooses to work--one of the brightest intellects of the university; but he is wayward, dissipated, and unprincipled.
The intellects of our ancestors are with us to-night," said one in a low tone.
Brooke, as not too "clever in his intellects," was the more likely to forgive a grocer who gave a hostile vote under pressure, had become confidential in his back parlor.
he said, "your remarks are somewhat cutting and rather disjointed, as might be expected from such acute intellects.
I cannot return to Bantoom and so I might as well die, for there is no pleasure in intercourse with the feeble intellects that cumber the face of the world outside the valley of Bantoom.