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Examples from the Web for intrinsically
The issue has opened a divide between Iranian political and religious leaders in a country where they are intrinsically tied.Egypt’s Fatwa Against Tinder: Clerics Ban Online Chatting|Nina Strochlic|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not all art is easily placed in a museum; some pieces are intrinsically linked to the location in which they were created.
Two families, intrinsically woven together by both good and evil.Meet America’s Indiana Jones: Andrew Carroll Searches for Forgotten History Across the U.S.|Nina Strochlic|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The advent of language is intrinsically linked to memory, and many early languages were simply mnemonic devices.Is the Internet Making Us Forgetful? Michael S. Malone’s ‘The Guardian of All Things’|Austen Rosenfeld|August 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The result of all of this was the erasure of outstanding world records by performances that were intrinsically inferior.Why Ban Full-Body Olympics Swimsuits? A Scientist Explains Polyurethane|John D. Barrow|July 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Character, as distinguished from reputation, is what we are intrinsically in moral and mental worth.Memoir of Rev. Joseph Badger|Elihu G. Holland
Intrinsically the deceit had been quite venial, the reason for it obviously the reason that Raffles had given me.A Thief in the Night|E. W. Hornung
Intrinsically, I conjecture, this Odin must have been of the same sort of stuff as the greatest kind of men.Heroes and Hero Worship|Thomas Carlyle
Intrinsically, the delightful lithographs were not wealth, but polar contraries of wealth.The Crown of Wild Olive|John Ruskin
We should avoid as a shock or an insipidity, the suggestion of anything not intrinsically beautiful.The Sense of Beauty|George Santayana
Word Origin for intrinsic
late 15c., "interior, inward, internal," from Middle French intrinsèque "inner" (13c.), from Medieval Latin intrinsecus "interior, internal," from Latin intrinsecus (adv.) "inwardly, on the inside," from intra "within" (see intra-) + secus "alongside," originally "following" (related to sequi "to follow;" see sequel). Meaning "belonging to the nature of a thing" is from 1640s. Related: Intrinsicly.