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Intelléctual. n.s. Intellect; understanding; mental powers or faculties. This is little in use.

          Her husband not nigh,
Whose higher intellectual more I shun.

The fancies of most, like the index of a clock, are moved but by the inward springs of the corporeal machine; which, even on the most sublimed intellectual, is dangerously influential. Glanv. Sceps.

I have not consulted the repute of my intellectuals in bringing their weaknesses into such discerning presences. Glanv.

Sources: Glanvill, Joseph (53) · Milton, John (449)

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