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Example Sentences for "intrinsic"

Gold has no intrinsic worth; it only gains value through people's desire for itAggressive behavior seems to be intrinsic in dogs when they are in packs.

Gold has no intrinsic worth; it only gains value through people's desire for it.

His intrinsic drive to succeed has helped him more than his actual abilities.

He seems to think that classical music is intrinsically better than popular music, but I disagree.

Vocabulary development is an intrinsic part of the curriculum of this ESL program.

Dishonesty and manipulation seem to have become intrinsic features of our political system.

I believe that people are intrinsically good, but may become bad due to a difficult childhood.

The comments he made were totally extrinsic to the discussion at hand.

John Barth once noted that nothing is intrinsically valuable; the value of everything is attributed to it, assigned to it from outside the thing itself, by people.

Investigators believe some kind of intrinsic design fault caused the accident.

Commercialism has become an intrinsic part of modern professional sports.

South Africa's Desmond Tutu once stated, We don't want apartheid liberalized. We want it dismantled. You can't improve something that is intrinsically evil.

Ellen Galinsky once observed that there is nothing intrinsically better about a child who happily bounces off to school the first day, and a child who is wary, watchful, and takes a longer time to separate from his parents, and join the group.

Aaron Ben-Ze'Ev once suggested that both gossip and joking are intrinsically valuable activities. Both are essentially social activities that strengthen interpersonal bonds.

Discussion question: Do you believe that people are intrinsically good?

Find someone who thinks that some people are intrinsically evil.


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