Usage examples for intricacy

  1. I could not trust to the effect a letter might have upon yourself, either; the intricacy of the case brings me to this interview. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  2. The most innocent drug is a veiled force, a compound of hidden powers- the system a delicate intricacy whose condition may be different every day. – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  3. The rondo was no wonderful piece of intricacy, such as a professional might choose. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  4. He can attend to a vast intricacy of detail, and answer myriad personal questions and doubts, and keep the great institutions splendidly going, by thorough systematization of time, and by watching every minute. – Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell
  5. For there is an intricacy about our business requiring more dignity and ability than general folks know. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  6. As the musical intricacy which gave the rich but tangled fancies of a master- mind proceeded, his brow knit in perplexity, and at its close he shook his head and remarked: That is beyond me. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  7. He had, indeed, evolved several ways by which the contents of the safes might be reached, some simple and desperate, hanging on the razor- edge of chance to fall this way or that; others more elaborate, safer on the whole, but more liable to break down at some point of their ingenious intricacy. – Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
  8. Sitting there by the fire, with nothing yet decided, he could see it all from the start, with its devilish, delicate intricacy, its subtle slow enchantment spinning itself out of him, out of his own state of mind and body, rather than out of the spell cast over him, as though a sort of fatal force, long dormant, were working up again to burst into dark flower.... – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy
  9. At least eight independent cortes or parliaments existed in this Spanish- Italian group, adding greatly to the intricacy of administration. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes
  10. " But," protested I, " can two be sufficient to handle an apparatus of such speed, and of such intricacy, as to be at once automobile, boat and submarine?" – The Master of the World by Jules Verne
  11. On entering we are amazed to hear that this church, which looks so large, from the beauty of its proportions, the intricacy of its ornaments, and the interlacing of its columns, is but the transept of the intended building lengthened a little, and surmounted by a cupola and campanile. – Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III. by John Symonds
  12. It is just a curious instance of the intricacy of human relationships- you're not going in, are you? – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  13. Even this skeleton will show that the novelty and unity of design which counted for so much in 'The Beggar's Opera' are changed for intricacy of plot. – Life And Letters Of John Gay (1685-1732) by Lewis Melville
  14. It is therefore a question of intricacy and of time how to carry over this general theory into the arena of education as artificially directed and planned. – Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  15. We perceive that he is realising with increasing perplexity the extraordinary intricacy with which " the spirit of oppression" is entwined with the most innocent and necessary pursuits. – John Woolman's Journal by John Woolman Commentator: Vida Scudder
  16. To prevent the precepts of morality from tiring the ear and the mind, it was necessary to make the stories in which they are introduced in some measure dramatic; to keep alive hope and fear and curiosity, by some degree of intricacy. – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth