Phrases with "intelligence"

Olaf Stapledon Among this race there was once born an individual who was a genius of his kind, remarkable both for practical intelligence and for introspection. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

One morning I was greeted with the intelligence that robbers had certainly got into the house in the night; and that one of them had actually been seen in the nursery. An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1862]

Like the natives themselves, birds are far keener observers of the white man than he is of them, and have a much greater intelligence than the most observing of us credits them with. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Anthony Trollope I feel that the individual recruit is doing badly with himselfcarrying himself, and the strength and intelligence which belong to him, to a bad market. North America by Anthony Trollope

William Henry Hudson Yet in intelligence you are, I fancy, somewhat ahead of your far-off progenitors: long use has also given you something like a conscience. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

One wishes to turn away one’s gaze from the unconscious traitor, the lofty-minded sycophant, the exquisite intelligence entrapped and strangled in the web of its own weaving. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Catherine Helen Spence Science had made great strides both in the hold it had taken on the general intelligence and in the discoveries and applications of specialists. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

My intelligence comes from higher sources. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Algernon Blackwood I was aware of an intelligence different from my own, immensely powerful, but somehow not a human intelligence. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Olaf Stapledon Obscurely it seems to me that the dominant concern of that world was to produce a new human type, capable of greater powers of intelligence and sensibility, and also of spiritual insight. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins The cleverest people commit occasional lapses into stupidity — just as the stupid people light up with gleams of intelligence at certain times. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Arthur Machen I had refined and symbolised and made her into a sign of joy, and now before me she shone disarrayed — not a symbol, but a woman, in the new intelligence that had come to me, and I longed for her. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Jack London I shouldn’t wonder if he put it all over us with that intelligence of his. Lost Face by Jack London

Jules Verne Top and Jup skirmished on the flanks, springing right and left through the thick brushwood, and emulating each other in intelligence and activity. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Olaf Stapledon When intelligence had declined, mistakes became more frequent, and less successfully repaired. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins He sold out and returned to England. The first intelligence which reached him on his return was the intelligence of his father’s death. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

To the convicts the arrival of the Ladybird meant arrival of new faces, intelligence of old comrades, news of how the world, from which they were exiled, was progressing. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Wilkie Collins Having eaten her supper, Cecilia’s immediate anxieties were at an end; she was at leisure to exert her intelligence for the benefit of her schoolfellows. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Robert Green Ingersoll Why not say, God has intelligence, therefore there must be an intelligence greater than his? So far as we know, there is no intelligence apart from matter. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Henry James She seemed to measure his intelligence a little uncertainly. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Olaf Stapledon It should be noted that, even when intelligence has worked out a new method of behaviour, the new method may not be adopted. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

D.H. Lawrence Her intelligence was attentive and purposive. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

You may judge of this by the following story, which, at the same time, will give you an idea of the admirable intelligence of the governor of Peterwaradin, though so few hours distant. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

I understood it, and I thought you in intelligence with my prisoner. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Ann Radcliffe They were conversing with earnestness, and the duke, hoping to obtain farther intelligence of Julia, endeavoured to listen to their discourse. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Olaf Stapledon For he knew well that the intelligence of no man, nor even of the essential spirit of Man, could solve high mystery. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Anatole France But whensoever some sage shall be able to do it, mankind will be the equal of Sylphs and Salamanders in intelligence and beauty. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

John Morley The intelligence which, by its active straining upwards to the light, had opened the way for the one God, became itself forthwith identified with the chief of the devils. Voltaire by John Morley

James Joyce Literally astounded at this piece of intelligence Bloom reflected. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Not a sign of intelligence crossed her features. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

At all events, such proved to be the fact; and this was followed by the cheering intelligence of the triumph of his arms in a quarter where he had lately experienced some humiliating reverses. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Jack London Walled by the living clay, that fierce intelligence we had known burned on; but it burned on in silence and darkness. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Progress! Yet the older methods of meeting natural forces demanded intelligence too; an equally fine readiness of wits. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Anthony Trollope She was very like her father,—without, however, her father’s nose, and the redeeming feature of her face was to be found in that sense of intelligence which was conveyed by her bright grey eyes. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

John Morley A new type of belief, and of its shadow, disbelief, was stamped by the impression of his character and work into the intelligence and feeling of his own and the following times. Voltaire by John Morley

Olaf Stapledon Even here, as individual lives became more and more dominated by the regularities imposed by the state, the office of intelligence became more restricted. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

It communicated with Spartan brevity, the sad intelligence (but not sad to Mrs. E.) “that the major general had forever disgraced himself, by submitting to the . Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

He is often spoken of, in an eminent sense, as the friend of man, and his intelligence and fidelity are praised. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Theodore Dreiser Nearly all that she had had in the way of intelligence had been from his father and mother and Anna, and from a close and almost secret scrutiny of the newspapers. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Robert Green Ingersoll They tell us that man has intelligence, and therefore there must be an intelligence greater than his. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Olaf Stapledon Puzzled by the lad’s seeming alternation between stupidity and brilliance, Paul contrived to give the whole class a series of intelligence tests. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Elizabeth Gaskell I did not care for the foreign intelligence which was shaking Europe with an universal tremor. My French Master by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Algernon Blackwood This was a manifestation of elemental power that had intelligence somewhere driving too suggestively behind it. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

By the kind of intelligence that sees in an exception a proof of the rule the wisdom of an act is judged by the outcome, the result. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

F. Scott Fitzgerald It occurred to Anson that it was his father’s intelligence and not his uncle’s that had earned the fur and the stones, the rich brilliance that buoyed up her passing beauty. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman College professors, teachers, writersmany women showed similar intelligence but often wore a strained nervous look, while these were as calm as cows, for all their evident intellect. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

She hated to go out, but she hated still more to stop in, and her intelligence told her that the alternative might save her nothing in the end. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Edith Wharton Even when he was writing “The Puritan in Spain”, in the solitude of their long tête-à-tête at Cadiz, he had used her as an ear to listen, not as an intelligence to criticize. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Edgar Allan Poe Just as extremeness of intelligence would be thought fatuity, so excess of chivalry could not fail of being looked upon as meanness in its last degree — and so on with other virtues. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Jules Verne Walter Tankerdon, fort élégant de sa personne, d’une intelligence moyenne, de manières et de figure sympathiques, tient plus de Mrs Tankerdon que du chef de la famille. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

No arguments could make him abandon his hopes of regaining her: Every day some fresh scheme was invented for procuring intelligence of her, and all of them were attended with the same success. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Samuel Johnson Migration, while the state of life was unsettled, and there was little communication of intelligence between distant places, was among the wilder nations of Europe, capricious and casual. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Arthur Conan Doyle Suddenly, however, a flash of intelligence had come over his sodden features, and he rose and staggered for the door. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Guy de Maupassant They did not understand him, however, and their intelligence did not seem to be awakened until he uttered nasty words and broad expressions, which were mangled by his accent. Mademoiselle Fifi by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

H. G. Wells From the days of Peter the Great to those of the enlightened and penetrating Zinovieff, the tutors of the Russian intelligence had insisted upon the same idea. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Thomas Paine Men have a right to reason for themselves, and though they cannot contradict the intelligence in the London Gazette, they may frame upon it what sentiments they please. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Ivan Turgenev But happily they don’t know it; they don’t know it because their intelligence isn’t in the habit of turning incessantly upon themselves, as with us. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Of the words I shall only say at present that they were strong and simple, and that their effect on the swift intelligence and tender heart of Mrs. Dodd was overpowering. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

She brought down the scrap of intelligence I’ve told you of. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Jack London The basic life of him dominated him again, and his intelligence fled before the will of his flesh to live. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Thomas Hardy But very poor food to a lover is intelligence of a mistress filtered through a friend. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

In the sufficient intelligence all things always are, and are rational. Memories and Studies by William James

They need special intelligence to cope with the intelligent black ant, and pit their wonderful eyesight against the ant’s wonderful hearing. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

The intelligence thus gathered by Cortes filled him with the deepest alarm. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

The number of Kurua’s forces disappointed me — I fear the intelligence of the coming parade did not reach far. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

She was unable even to ask how the terrible intelligence that burst on her so decisively, was obtained. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

William Dampier But this was only a pretence of ours to get out of them what intelligence we could as to their shipping, strength, and the like, under colour of seeking a trade; for our business was to pillage. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Maria Edgeworth Lady N—— was gone, for a few days, to Windsor; so no intelligence could be had from her. The Good French Governess by Maria Edgeworth

Your son, in the course of five minutes’ conversation, displayed more intelligence than your firm has done during the last five years. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Wilkie Collins The poor lost creature, whose feeble intelligence was so slow to discern, so inapt to reflect, looked at him with the heart’s instantaneous perception, and saw her doom. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

He nodded perpetually as his niece talked to him, but there was a look of intelligence in his face now. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Let them add also that I will bestow fifty beautiful slaves, and as many jars of apricots from the Isle of Kirmith, upon any man that shall bring me intelligence of the stranger. The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford

Tobias Smolle To deal candidly, I must own, that this intelligence roused me from a lethargy of grief which had begun to overpower my faculties. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

James Joyce To which absorbing piece of intelligence echo answered why. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Jules Verne Jamais intelligence plus vive ne triompha plus vite d’une aussi complète ignorance. Les Indes Noires by Jules Verne [1877]

Theodore Dreiser George W. Stener, entering as city treasurer at this time, and bringing no special financial intelligence to the proposition, was really troubled. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Virginia Woolf George Eliot had far too strong an intelligence to tamper with those facts, and too broad a humour to mitigate the truth because it was a stern one. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

He had the power of staring steadily at those whom he approached without the slightest sign of recognition or intelligence appearing in his eyes. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Robert Green Ingersoll The North, filled with intelligence and wealthchildren of liberty — marshaled her hosts and asked only for a leader. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Charles Stur This, Nadbuck informed me, was the Williorara or Laidley’s Ponds, a piece of intelligence at which I was utterly confounded. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Wilkie Collins All the little intelligence she naturally possessed vanished at once in the whirlwind of her husband’s rage. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Charles Dickens Her face was radiant with intelligence and pleasure. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

E. Phillips Oppenheim No flicker of intelligence or interest disturbed the calm of his features. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

If they find any, they soon communicate the intelligence to the army below, and a column is sent up immediately to take possession of the prize. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Leon Trotsky While she was being cross-examined by a Japanese intelligence officer, she took advantage of an interval to slip through the carelessly guarded door and disappear. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Walter Scott The bishop heard the doubts which De Vaux stated, with that acuteness of intelligence which distinguishes the Roman Catholic clergy. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

The intelligence gained by Cortes gave great satisfaction to his mind. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

His features were thick and heavy, coarsely modelled, like those of a wooden carving; but his eyes, small and black, sparkled with the fires of intelligence and audacity. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

I had always till then considered Mrs. Ashleigh — if not as Mrs. Poyntz described her —“commonplace weak”— still of an intelligence somewhat below mediocrity. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Isabella Bird The newspapers in the large cities spare no expense in obtaining, either by telegraph or otherwise, the earliest intelligence of all that goes on in the world. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

H. G. Wells And the next day he made an opportunity to praise the lady’s intelligence to me concisely, lest I should miss the point of it all. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Her virtues are merely milk-and-morality-her intelligence is pure spiritual whey. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Henry James Its ardor was in part the result of that general discomfort which the sight of all uninvested capital produced in him; so fine an intelligence as Bellegarde’s ought to be dedicated to high uses. The American by Henry James [1877]

Theodore Dreiser This presumably brilliant assemblage of the financial weight and intelligence of the city appeared as solemn as owls under the pressure of a rumored impending financial crisis. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Walter Scott The rogue looked somewhat stinted in size, but active both in intelligence and in limb, as his black eyes seemed to promise by their vivacity. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

In the meantime, while the future hung in the balance, that versatile intelligence was occupied in a different direction. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Henry Kingsley As she left the room, Hornby, who was watching them, saw a quick look of intelligence pass between them, and laughed in his sleeve. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

But,’ she added with quick intelligence and self-accusing diffidence, ‘perhaps I am wrong. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

The tradition is, that when Queen Elizabeth received the intelligence of the defeat of the Armada, she was dining off a goose — doubtless about eleven o’clock in the morning. Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine by William Carew Hazli

Sinclair Lewis Maybe it’ll get us through the intelligence test without our kicking Sara.’ He had taken from the inside pocket of an aged raincoat a bottle of gin; he gargled at it and handed it over. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Jules Verne They were accustomed, besides, to this new life in the midst of the domain which their intelligence had as it were civilized. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Perhaps the best test of a man’s intelligence is his capacity for making a summary. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

The old man had received tidings of the little girl’s advent in a letter sent by stealth, and had kept the intelligence a secret. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

This poor master, however, had sufficient intelligence to appreciate the genius of Petrarch, whom he esteemed and honoured beyond all his other pupils. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

This intelligence filled me with a fever of eager anticipation, so great that I could think of nothing else. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Olaf Stapledon That other application of intelligence, namely to the inner life, has developed but spasmodically, as an accidental consequence of the growth of intelligence in action. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope Then he said something not complimentary to the translators, and something also very uncivil as to want of intelligence on the part of the Oxford rabbis. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Olaf Stapledon Opposed to them are the hosts who fear thought as they fear poison, and are doing their best to destroy such power as the civilised intelligence still retains in the world. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

I do not doubt your good faith, and I know you to be abundantly fitted by intelligence and special training for the duties of an officer. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

The intelligence that the investigation he had hoped for was not to be granted to him had rendered doubly bitter those galling fetters of self restraint which he had laid upon himself. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Guy de Maupassan She might have done better as far as position, but not intelligence and future, is concerned. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Olaf Stapledon Parents of good average intelligence were of course helped to have large families. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

George Meredith I saw no sign of intelligence between her and Heriot. On my asking her, the day before, if she remembered him, she said, ‘I do, I’m dangerous for that young man. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Arthur Machen This intelligence comes in gusts to the Chaplain, thus: Lord George: “Mr. Burke, member for Bristol (the Burke) has said ——” and then the door was shut, and no more was heard. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

Ford Madox Ford Wannop then!’ ‘You would not expect much intelligence from the police of Sussex,’ Tietjens said. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Olaf Stapledon The true scope for man’s own divine spark of reason was not in the free exercise of intelligence but in the pious and unquestioning study of the metaphysical arguments of the inspired scriptures. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

What intelligence soever some hath, I am sure of that to be true that I have. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Sir Walter Scott The well-known character of Colonel Mannering at once disposed this gentleman, who was a man of intelligence and probity, to be open and confidential. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Theodore Dreiser He saw a way of lightening his own labors through the intelligence of this youth; while at the same time developing a sense of pleasant companionship with him. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope But it is a fault which industry and intelligence combined will after awhile serve to lessen and to banish. North America by Anthony Trollope

Ann Radcliffe It was about this time that I was dispatched into Flanders; and, being unable to obtain farther intelligence of you, I passed some weeks of very painful solicitude. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Edith Wharton But I had begun to suspect that intelligence is a valuable asset even in assigning lodgings and food-tickets to refugees, and I liked the simple way in which the offer was made. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Edgar Wallace He glanced keenly and suspiciously at the girl, as though it was her intelligence he feared. Planetoid 127 by Edgar Wallace [1927]

H. G. Wells But anyhow, let us do our best to imagine how this — this infiltration of intelligence is going to work. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Still, there were a few sensible productions which did not underrate the intelligence of the average man. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Robert Louis Stevenson It was the first sign of intelligence I had occasion to remark in her. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Nathaniel Hawthorne The young man mounted with all expedition; but, as he was about to apply the spurs, his thirst, which the bed-maker’s intelligence had caused him to forget, returned most powerfully upon him. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

I owe these facts to the prompt kindness of a gentleman whose intelligence and character are sufficient guaranty for their accuracy. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Nathaniel Hawthorne With her mind harassed by the terrible perplexity in which the shipmaster’s intelligence involved her, she was also subjected to another trial. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Olaf Stapledon And then his animal body, tempered no longer by its soul of intelligence and love, would live on mechanically, until some later and more crazy war should finally destroy it. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

I was so entirely taken up by my own affairs, and by the happiness in store for me, that this sort of intelligence passed by me totally unheeded. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Once, for she could hardly hear herself, and with her remaining intelligence she kept her breath for other things. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Indeed, I scarce know anything that gives a lower view of man’s intelligence than to overhear (as you thus do) one side of a communication. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

To say there is something yet to be which never was, not even in the sufficient intelligence wherein the world is rational and not a blind and orphan waif, is to ignore all reason. Memories and Studies by William James

Olaf Stapledon Since every age was identical with every previous age, there was less and less for the quick intelligence to do. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

D. H. Lawrence His intelligence was self-absorbed. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith Do you know, Harry, I am not yet able to endure accidents and misadventures: I have not fortitude to meet them, or intelligence to account for them. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

I read this piece of intelligence half a dozen times over during breakfast. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Thomas Hardy Having received no intelligence lately from her home, she asked the turnpike-keeper for news. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Arthur Machen There was something of intelligence in his expression, and it was this glance that Chesson, the Headmaster, had resented. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Theodore Dreiser There was growth coming to her in the matter of height, but already in appearance and intelligence she looked to be a young woman of twenty. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells His intelligence was certainly better trained and more abundant than that of any of the British professional military authorities, and he might have done great service during the actual struggle. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

George Meredith The day when she had intelligence from Mrs. Levellier of her brother’s defeat, she wept over the letter on her knees long hours. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

He is the Home Secretary.” Larose was delighted, for with all the airs she was giving herself, here he perceived was an intelligence that should prove most useful to him. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Tobias Smolle You must therefore be contented with such imperfect intelligence as my opportunities can afford. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

As to imparting the intelligence to his crew (all bad characters), he was much too wise to do anything of the kind. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Our intelligence cannot wall itself up alive, like a pupa in its chrysalis. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

With an intelligence much above the ordinary, he could easily have distinguished himself had he so wished, but it was just that he seemed interested in nothing but sport and gambling. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

George Gissing He expressed himself so ambiguously about Thyrza’s condition and gave on the whole such scanty proof of intelligence that Mrs. Ormonde felt it unsafe to leave him in charge of a case such as this. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

He decided to give the Everett woman a few more marks for intelligence and to acquit her of complicity. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Elizabeth Gaskell That intelligence of the murder had been sent to the superintendent, who would probably soon be here. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

H. G. Wells The Have-nots have never produced the intelligence and the ability and the Haves have never produced the conscience, to make a permanent alteration of the rules of the game. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Arthur Conan Doyle Now his practical Scotch intelligence brought him back with a snap to the matter in hand. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

They went down to the river, and from intelligence they received there, started up the bank in hot pursuit. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Arthur Morrison There was a quick gleam of intelligence in the man’s eye, but he said nothing. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Arthur Conan Doyle Three years had certainly not smoothed the asperities of his temper or his impatience with a less active intelligence than his own. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Ann Radcliffe Absorbed in the melancholy reflections which the late intelligence excited, he gave the reins to his horse, and journeyed on unmindful of his way. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Benjamin Disraeli Mr. and Mrs. Penruddock were full of intelligence and animation. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Olaf Stapledon This spirit, however it has been described in the past, has always manifested two aspects, which in modern idiom consist of faith in the free intelligence and will for true community. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

H. G. Wells But even these malignant influences, taken all together, do not seem sufficient for this blindness in the general intelligence of our race towards the obvious elements of its situation. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Edith Wharton He alone not only encouraged me to write, as others had already done, but had the patience and the intelligence to teach me how. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Benjamin Disraeli Towards evening Dr. Masham arrived at Cadurcis. He could give no intelligence of Plantagenet, who had not called at Marringhurst; but he offered, and was prepared, to undertake his pursuit. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

A well-stocked intelligence weakens the impulse to action; an overstocked one leads gently to idiocy. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

His intelligence was quick, his powers of handling details and of grasping broad principles were alike remarkable. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Isabella Bird These ladies conduct a mothers’ meeting, and I thought that the women were much developed in intelligence and improved in manner as compared with the usual run of Armenian women. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Marcel Prous Un genre d’esprit comme celui de Brichot aurait été tenu pour stupidité pure dans la coterie où Swann avait passé sa jeunesse, bien qu’il soit compatible avec une intelligence réelle. Du côté de chez Swann by Marcel Prous

Nathaniel Hawthorne A messenger was sent forward to the town to inform Dr. Melmoth of the recovery of his ward; and the intelligence thus received had interrupted Edward Walcott’s conversation with the seaman. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

It returned no pressure, but his large, wan eyes looked at her with such gentle dignity and intelligence that she began to frame in her mind an excuse for what seemed almost an intrusion. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Thomas Hardy The traffic and intelligence between camp and town passed in a measure over the villagers’ heads. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Jane Austen My aunt’s intelligence had given me hope, and I was determined at once to know every thing. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Gertrude Stein All the beginning has that intelligence and certainly a useful time to make requests is when there are any addresses and there are always addresses in places. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Charles Dickens When intelligence of this new affront was carried to the King in his chamber, his passion was so furious that he tore his clothes, and rolled like a madman on his bed of straw and rushes. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Wilkie Collins The more spiritual charm of intelligence and vivacity, the subtler attraction of delicacy of line and fitness of detail, are little looked for and seldom appreciated by the mass of men in this island. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

H. G. Wells The intelligence is often oddly low, with unaccountable blank ends, unexpected gaps. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Charles Dickens Herbert was rarely there less frequently than three times in a week, and he never brought me a single word of intelligence that was at all alarming. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Henry James She would take it all in with an intelligence much more fitted than his own, in fact, to deal with what he supposed he must regard as its literary relations. Flickerbridge by Henry James [1902]

They’ve a pretty useful intelligence department. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Thomas Hardy Having caught ear of Melbury’s intelligence while she stood on the landing at his house, and been eased of much of her mental distress, her sense of personal decorum returned upon her with a rush. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Nathaniel Hawthorne Wilt thou not love him? Come he longs to greet thee!” “Doth he love us?” said Pearl, looking up with acute intelligence into her mother’s face. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

But of that saving intelligence his now vibrating nervous system took no notice whatever. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

H.P. Lovecraft To be brief and plain, the machine with the tubes and sound-box began to speak, and with a point and intelligence which left no doubt that the speaker was actually present and observing us. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

H. G. Wells My sub-conscious intelligence was protesting against this simplification but it never struggled up to explicitness. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Peter got his nose into the things at once, for his intelligence work in the Boer War had made him handy with maps. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Elizabeth Gaskell In came Lois, quiet and decorous; in came Nattee, all one impassive, stiff piece of wood — no look of intelligence or trace of giggling near her countenance. Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

Charles Stur The position and ground chosen by the first Surveyor-General of South Australia, as the site of its future capital is a remarkable instance of the quick intelligence of that officer. An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Stur

H. G. Wells Social theory in its first crude form of Democratic Socialism gripped my intelligence more and more powerfully. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Jules Verne Tu verras, Axel, que pas un animal ne l’emporte en intelligence sur le cheval islandais; neiges, tempêtes, chemins impraticables, rochers, glaciers, rien ne l’arrête. Voyage au Centre de la Terre by Jules Verne [1864]

Margaret Oliphant After yielding to the new influence rashly, unawares, like a romantic girl of any benighted century, Oona began to examine it like an enlightened young intelligence of her own. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Although Athos was scarcely thirty years old, and was of great personal beauty and intelligence of mind, no one knew whether he had ever had a mistress. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

A middle-aged man, with some intelligence of manner, but with so common-place a physiognomy, that Raymond could scarcely believe that he was the designer. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Andrew Lang But, oddly enough, K’o-ch’ang, though very jolly and universally beloved, was as stupid as ever, and read nothing but the sporting intelligence in the newspapers. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

H.P. Lovecraft He offered no resistance when his removal to other quarters was insisted upon; and seemed, indeed, to display a high degree of intelligence as apart from mere memory. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Jane Austen Be sure to give me intelligence of the letter as soon as possible. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Arthur Conan Doyle There is one very sad piece of intelligence here which takes away the satisfaction which we might otherwise feel. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Not only did he observe that his face showed a tolerable amount of intelligence and resolution, but he noticed also that his nose was a little red. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Jack London The stupid brutes of guards were rats, and they gnawed the intelligence of me, gnawed all the fine nerves of the quick of me and of the consciousness of me. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Nathaniel Hawthorne This dawning idea, however, was driven back into my inner consciousness by the entrance of Zenobia. She came with the welcome intelligence that supper was on the table. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

G. K. Chesterton Modern intelligence won’t accept anything on authority. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

He pieced together his scraps of intelligence with feverish exactitude; he calculated times, distances, marches. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Arthur Machen And perhaps the truth was that Last was influenced very strongly by his aversion from leaving young Henry, whose extraordinary brilliance and intelligence amazed and delighted him more and more. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen