Unlike the Hollywood version of genius, which is preternaturally cerebral, Hitchens was preternaturally visceral.
A genius could not understand this,” he says, “because God has to open your mind to allow you to understand this.
Why oh why do people persist in granting the former Bush strategist ‘genius’ status?
Weisberg: That was a stroke of genius by [director] Gavin O'Connor.
Alexander McQueen's muse Daphne Guinness recalls private moments with the late British designer and pays tribute to his genius.
This would mean "the genius of Bhubanmohini" if that be taken as the author's name.
The press has noticed the emanations of her genius, and we add our testimony.
But, in the folk-songs, all the qualities of her genius have contributed.
So powerful is genius, when it is invested with the glitter of affluence!
genius has not hesitated to borrow bravely from history and legend.
late 14c., "tutelary god (classical or pagan)," from Latin genius "guardian deity or spirit which watches over each person from birth; spirit, incarnation, wit, talent;" also "prophetic skill," originally "generative power," from root of gignere "beget, produce" (see kin), from PIE root *gen- "produce." Sense of "characteristic disposition" is from 1580s. Meaning "person of natural intelligence or talent" and that of "natural ability" are first recorded 1640s.