Example sentences for: intellectualism

How can you use “intellectualism” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Others find McEwan's intellectualism too snooty, making the novel feel like "a storified lecture" (Richard Eder, the Los Angeles Times ). (Click here for an excerpt.)

  • Recently I was editing a manuscript of a dictionary in which the lexicographer labeled irregardless an illiteracy, and I suggested that a less critical, more clinical term might be nonstandard . Readers might disagree, but I felt that regardless is more, so to speak, in the public domain than an expression like tête-à-tête , which one might classify as an “intellectualism” and, certainly, a more pretentious term than get-together or meeting . If one is going to be pretentious, one ought to get his pretences properly in a row.

  • As for the intellectualism of presidents early in this century, Will concludes, "such intellect in politics is rare, and perhaps should be."

  • I have never discussed writing with ober, and I am tempted to ask him whether he must labour mightily to produce the causal intellectualism that prevades his essays.

  • The talent is name-brand--among the stars scheduled to shine there briefly at some point in the future are Harvard theologian Cornel West, Harvard philosopher Anthony Appiah, Parisian semiotician Julia Kristeva, feminist psychoanalytic critic Juliet Mitchell, and even, interestingly, that elegist of public intellectualism lost, Russell Jacoby, author of The Last Intellectuals --but all of them are of a political inclination (leftish) that has been losing the culture wars on campus of late.


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