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 Meanings and Examples of INTRINSIC
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intrinsic
 a.  relating to essential nature of a thing; inherent; built-in
Classic Sentence:
1  The elevation of level which they contribute to civilization is intrinsic with them; it proceeds from themselves and not from an accident.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—QUOT LIBRAS IN DUCE?
2  As for the intrinsic value of people, it is no longer respectable in the least.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER IV—THE BACK ROOM OF THE CAFE MUSAIN
3  And he measured ten double handfuls of pearls, diamonds, and other gems, many of which, mounted by the most famous workmen, were valuable beyond their intrinsic worth.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
4  I must congratulate you on coming into the possession, though in rather a tragic manner of a relic which is of great intrinsic value, but of even greater importance as an historical curiosity.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
5  As regards commonwealths, this return to the point of departure is brought about either by extrinsic accident or by intrinsic foresight.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I.
6  His features were attractive in the light of symbols, as sounds intrinsically common become attractive in language, and as shapes intrinsically simple become interesting in writing.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 1 "My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is"
7  It seems to me to have only one drawback, Hopkins, and that is that it is intrinsically impossible.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
Example Sentence:
1  The brooch has little intrinsic value.
2  The paintings have no intrinsic value except as curiosities.
3  There is nothing in the intrinsic nature of the work that makes it more suitable for women.
4  Some writers use the word intrinsic to differentiate this inner resource from energy that is produced by muscles.
5  Although my grandmother's china has little intrinsic value, I shall always cherish it for the memories it evokes.
6  I did not expect the job to be intrinsically rewarding.
7  This subject is intrinsically interesting and worthy of study in its own right.