Usage examples for intricate

  1. How long the intricate streets seemed! – In the Tail of the Peacock by Isabel Savory
  2. The streets become full of vast, intricate activities. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  3. Still the navigation at the entrance of this end of the Sound was intricate and somewhat dangerous, rendering it indispensable for a vessel of any size to make a crooked course. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  4. After delivery, the enlarged womb becomes the seat of intricate changes, the purpose of which is the restoration of the organ to the condition which existed before conception. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  5. Now, if we have some one else to combat, so much greater the adventure, and more intricate the problem. – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  6. No special steps, no intricate figures, no elaborate positions, no dressing for effect. – Tired Church Members by Anna Warner
  7. When the straw- hat manufacturer entered, the banker was sitting before the banknotes apparently absorbed in intricate calculations. – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  8. This extremely intricate piece of human mechanism had never been understood before his time, and the working out of its details proved a time- taking but intensely interesting investigation. – Makers of Modern Medicine by James J. Walsh
  9. Now it was impossible for Mrs. Wilkinson to explain the exact nature of her very intricate case to Lord Stapledean's butler, and yet she could not bring herself to give up the battle without making some further effort. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  10. The former could only be entered through an intricate channel, and that when the wind and tide were favorable. – A Republic Without a President and Other Stories by Herbert Ward
  11. The initial letter, or frequently the catch word, is painted in color, and the borders are richly decorated with intricate scroll- work." – Paul and the Printing Press by Sara Ware Bassett
  12. For lack of familiar occupation, when I sat down in my favorite place, I took up the gold pomander and fell to studying the intricate designs worked in the metal. – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
  13. I know of no words to describe the grace of those girls' movements, or how beautiful it was to see them first mingling in intricate confusion, then suddenly standing in faultless, unbroken lines, falling again into the same lovely tumult and passing once more into order, and all this with the greatest swiftness. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  14. But then came the intricate questions of who? – We Girls: A Home Story by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  15. Its intricate simplicity was amazing. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  16. And throughout all the further intricate and complex processes whereby the creature comes to maturity, lives, reproduces its species, and dies, each half preserves its individual inherence alike in constitution and in function. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  17. Unfortunately the problem of imperialism and war is far more intricate than this popular theory assumes. – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl
  18. Margaret then delivered a learned discourse on " Poise of Body and Poise of Mind," which was skillfully expressed in such deep and intricate language that nobody could understand what she was talking about. – Molly Brown's Junior Days by Nell Speed
  19. Sometimes the wards are very simple and all the world have keys to fit; sometimes they are intricate and subtle, and the casket is only to be opened by a few, though all may taste imperfectly the precious essences distilling through the hinges. – Oscar Wilde A Critical Study by Arthur Ransome
  20. Fallowby began a series of intricate explanations, which were soon cut short by Trent. – The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers