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Usage examples for intrinsic

  1. Mass is a quantity intrinsic to an object that determines how it responds to forces, such as the force of gravity. – Our Legal Heritage by S. A. Reilly
  2. Philologists and dictionary makers appear, however, to have hitherto overlooked Barclay's works, doubtless owing to their rarity, but their intrinsic value as well as their position in relation to the history of the language demand specific recognition at their hands. – The Ship of Fools, Volume 1 by Sebastian Brandt
  3. With this magnificent tribute to the intrinsic superiority of righteousness over unrighteousness Plato concludes his greatest work. – The Five Great Philosophies of Life by William de Witt Hyde
  4. I am for action quite unfit, and even a letter is beyond me; so pray take these scraps at a vast deal more than their intrinsic worth. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  5. Yet none saw intrinsic value in these wild vines. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  6. Do you think it should be consistent throughout, or should there be strong intrinsic proof of its own unrealness? – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  7. There is no intrinsic relation between the amount of labour bestowed on an article and its value in exchange. – Aphorisms and Reflections from the works of T. H. Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley
  8. And perceptions which are not the states of any subject, retain only their intrinsic character and become a series of elements. – The Approach to Philosophy by Ralph Barton Perry
  9. The highest perfection and loveliness of man fall infinitely short of the intrinsic loveliness and divine perfection's of Jehovah. – Twenty-Four Short Sermons On The Doctrine Of Universal Salvation by John Bovee Dods
  10. Awkwardness and ill- breeding shock me to that degree, that where I meet with them, I cannot find in my heart to inquire into the intrinsic merit of that person- I hastily decide in myself that he can have none; and am not sure that I should not even be sorry to know that he had any. – Letters to His Son, 1749 by The Earl of Chesterfield
  11. " The work before us is one of the most powerful of its class; it bears intrinsic evidence of a new writer. – A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, of the State of Tennessee. by Davy Crockett
  12. I told her I thought it had every intrinsic possibility, and I'm sure she was pleased. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  13. It is made of copper, so that its intrinsic value won't have any weight with the man who gets it, but I bought this nevertheless for five pounds. – Gallegher and Other Stories by Richard Harding Davis
  14. As to the boat, I value it not only on account of its intrinsic worth, but because he gave it to me. – Andy Grant's Pluck by Horatio Alger
  15. We are concerned more with intrinsic values. – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs
  16. The works must stand upon their intrinsic merits, and receive consideration accordingly. – The Eliminator; or, Skeleton Keys to Sacerdotal Secrets by Richard B. Westbrook
  17. The elaborate garlands which are used so largely as a complimentary gift to those whom it is thought desirable to honour are also valued for their scent rather than for any intrinsic beauty which they may possess. – India and the Indians by Edward F. Elwin
  18. But the values even of gold and precious stones represent a combination of intrinsic qualities and of demand. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  19. This is the ideal of the future- that man shall no more have authority to command than woman, everybody doing right voluntarily, under the intrinsic sway of morality. – The Friendships of Women by William Rounseville Alger
  20. He has kept for me a light in heaven's window, burning bright in its intrinsic glow. – The Secret of the Creation by Howard D. Pollyen
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