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Word: intellect

Definition: higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability

Sentences Containing 'intellect'

'I grieved to think how brief the dream of the human intellect had been.
A man of great intellect and affluence, Fogg enters into a wager with a fellow Eridanian citing that he can circumnavigate the globe in exactly eighty days.
After placing the source of anguish in human intellect, Zapffe then sought as to why humanity simply didn't just perish.
Aizen has commented on Urahara's ability, calling him the only man whose intellect exceeds his own.
Al-Farabi divides intellect into four categories: potential, actual, acquired and the Agent.
Al-Farabi's treatise "Meanings of the Intellect" dealt with music therapy, where he discussed the therapeutic effects of music on the soul.
Among the vertebrata the degree of intellect and an approach in structure to man clearly come into play.
And as each intellect must contemplate both itself and an increasing number of predecessors, each succeeding level of existence becomes more and more complex.
And it is by choosing what is ethical and contemplating about what constitutes the nature of ethics, that the actual intellect can become "like" the active intellect, thereby attaining perfection.
Because the Agent Intellect knows all of the intelligibles, this means that when the human intellect knows all of them, it becomes associated with the Agent Intellect's perfection and is known as the acquired Intellect. While this process seems mechanical, leaving little room for human choice or volition, Reisman says that al-Farabi is committed to human voluntarism.
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But here the viewer is required to invest his intellect and undivided attention to grasp the proceedings...
But no one knows the resources of that man's intellect, except myself!'
But there is this general division to be made, on one extreme of which is what we call pure intellect, and on the other pure feeling or emotion.
Chris Kridler in the "Baltimore Sun" was less positive, noting that while it aimed for the gut it dazzled the intellect but went no further.
Described as possessing both an artist’s eye and engineer’s intellect, he set both aptitudes to work in winning combination.
Employing his wit and intellect in these dangerous confrontations of being misconstrued as a coastal pirate, Choe avoided disaster for him and his crew.
exclaimed Caderousse, who, by a last effort of intellect, had followed the reading of the letter, and instinctively comprehended all the misery which such a denunciation must entail.
Hadhrat Adam (as) was not the first human being, but was the first human being whose intellect was capable of accepting and bearing the responsibility of revelation.” Guided evolution.
He asserted that the higher pleasures of the intellect yielded far greater happiness than the lower pleasure of the senses.
He described to them also nearly all the adventures that Sancho had mentioned, at which they marvelled and laughed not a little, thinking it, as all did, the strangest form of madness a crazy intellect could be capable of.
He provided four defined mechanisms of defense that allowed an individual to overcome their burden of intellect. The last messiah.
He told me, with the utmost simplicity and truth, quite superior, or rather inferior, to anything that is called humility, that he was``deficient in intellect.''
He upheld the unity of the soul, denying that there is a distinction between it and the intellect. For him, the soul's awareness of itself is the definitive proof that the soul is independent of the body and will not perish with it.
His friends and colleagues at Virginia Tech called him "a man with a sharp intellect who answered a call to serve the cause of scholarship and higher education".
His palatial house (now the Women's College in the University) which housed a splendid library was the meeting place of the intellect of the town.
In 1998, Tomlinson was described as possessing "the air of slight arrogance that goes with good looks, a hard-trained body and a sharp intellect".
In their eyes, Seurat had "taken a fundamental step toward Cubism by restoring intellect and order to art, after Impressionism had denied them" (to use the words of Herbert).
It has gradually augmented, until it assumes the appearance of aberration of intellect.
It is commonly said that this is the difference between the affections and the intellect.
Like its predecessor, the second intellect also thinks about itself, and thereby brings its celestial sphere (in this case, the sphere of fixed stars) into being, but in addition to this it must also contemplate upon the First Cause, and this causes the "emanation" of the next intellect. The cascade of emanation continues until it reaches the tenth intellect, beneath which is the material world.
Man's whole life passes in doing these things, and his intellect is exhausted by reflecting on them.
Most numerical attacks are energy, fighting, strength, or intellect attacks, but some are multiple types, and some have no type.
One of his major strengths is his intellect, allowing him to think of strategies and use new abilities that have gained him impressive victories.
Pure intellect seeks to construct from the facts brought to our consciousness by the senses, an accurately measured world of phenomena, uncoloured by the human equation in each of us.
She begins thinking that the world did not deserve her sincerity and intellect, because the people around her did not measure up to her standards.
She was very strong, could interface directly with computers, and had an intellect greater than her designer, Donald Pierce, who was himself a genius in the field of robotics.
The First Cause, by thinking of itself, "overflows" and the incorporeal entity of the second intellect "emanates" from it.
The first three are the different states of the human intellect and the fourth is the Tenth Intellect (the moon) in his emanational cosmology.
The human intellect, by its act of intellection, passes from potentiality to actuality, and as it gradually comprehends these intelligibles, it is identified with them (as according to Aristotle, by knowing something, the intellect becomes like it).
The Institute's work reflects the relationship between faith and intellect, discipleship and scholarship.
The intellect is a cleaver; it discerns and rifts its way into the secret of things.
The mind, which had previously been active and inquisitive, assumed a gentle, placid indifference, corresponding to the muscular languor, but the intellect was unimpaired ...
The potential intellect represents the capacity to think, which is shared by all human beings, and the actual intellect is an intellect engaged in the act of thinking.
The prophet, in addition to his own intellectual capacity, has a very strong imaginative faculty, which allows him to receive an overflow of intelligibles from the agent intellect (the tenth intellect in the emanational cosmology).
Their inability to pass on correct judgment was amply demonstrated, and forced them to bow for the individual intellect of the detective, who always belonged to the threatened upper class.
This motion from potentiality to actuality requires the Agent Intellect to act upon the retained sensory forms; just as the Sun illuminates the physical world to allow us to see, the Agent Intellect illuminates the world of intelligibles to allow us to think.
When he awakes, he is cured of his insanity and of his obsession with riddles, while retaining both his genius intellect and his mammoth ego.
While his works are not overly emotional, they gain success because they relate to a complete life of the imagination in which feelings and intellect combine.
With his hospitable intellect he embraces children, beggars, insane, and scholars, and entertains the thought of all, adding to it commonly some breadth and elegance.

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