Usage examples for intricate

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Its intricate simplicity was amazing. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  4. Fallowby began a series of intricate explanations, which were soon cut short by Trent. – The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
  5. The streets become full of vast, intricate activities. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Unfortunately the problem of imperialism and war is far more intricate than this popular theory assumes. – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl
  10. 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
  11. No special steps, no intricate figures, no elaborate positions, no dressing for effect. – Tired Church Members by Anna Warner
  12. But then came the intricate questions of who? – We Girls: A Home Story by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. How long the intricate streets seemed! – In the Tail of the Peacock by Isabel Savory