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Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Henry Miller
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Etymology

From Old French intelligence.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɪnˈtɛl.ɪˌd​ʒ͡əns/

Noun

Singular
intelligence

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  1. (uncountable) Capacity of mind, especially to understand principles, truths, facts or meanings, acquire knowledge, and apply it to practice; the ability to learn and comprehend.
  2. (countable) An entity that has such capacities.
  3. (uncountable) Information, usually secret, about the enemy or about hostile activities.
  4. (countable) A political or military department, agency or unit designed to gather such information.

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French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] intellegentia, ‘intelligence’, from inter-, ‘between’ + legere ‘choose, pick out, read’; inter-lege-nt-ia, literally ‘choosing between’.

Pronunciation

Noun

intelligence f.

  1. intelligence, cleverness

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