intellectual


intellectual
01. Many [intellectuals] in the former U.S.S.R. were imprisoned or persecuted for expressing viewpoints critical of the government.
02. He is more interested in a woman's body than in her [intellect].
03. Studies have shown that the [intellectual] development of children can be damaged by poor nutrition.
04. Working as a janitor pays well, but I certainly don't find it very [intellectually] challenging.
05. He gave a speech to an audience of artists and leading [intellectuals] in Polish society.
06. Ralph enjoys [intellectual] hobbies such as playing chess, and solving difficult puzzles.
07. Sharon displayed her awesome [intellect] during the debate with her classmates.
08. The young boy has a keen [intellect] and excels in a variety of subjects.
09. Einstein once said that [intellectuals] solve problems, whereas geniuses prevent them.
10. The theories of Albert Einstein launched an [intellectual] search for a single coherent law that governs the universe.
11. Florence was the financial, [intellectual], and artistic center of Renaissance Italy in the fifteenth century.
12. H. Douglas Brown has written that a total physical, [intellectual], and emotional response are necessary to successfully send and receive messages in a second language.
13. In science, a model is an [intellectual] conception of how our world works.
14. David Fasold once observed that [intellectual] brilliance is no guarantee against being dead wrong.
15. Josiah Holland once remarked that the heart is wiser than the [intellect].
16. In the thirteenth century, the church was seen as the supreme authority, not only in regards to faith and morals, but also in [intellectual] and political affairs.

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