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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ingeny Natural gift or talent; ability; wit; ingenuity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ingeny Wit; ingenuity; genius.
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  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Corporation. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.”
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    “It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.”
  • Edgar Allan Poe
    “It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Insurance: An ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table.”
  • Paul Valery
    “Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows.”
  • James Joyce
    “Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ingenium,. See Ingenious


In literature:

But this suggestion, although I cannot help looking upon it as ingenious, I do not adopt.
"Nancy" by Rhoda Broughton
It only makes ingenious persons the more determined to find them.
"A Roman Singer" by F. Marion Crawford
Nothing was simpler or more ingenious.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
We in America, especially, place altogether too high a value on our ingeniousness, our resourcefulness.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
But his ingenious phraseology was of no avail.
"Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II" by John T. Morse
Scientific discovery is not advanced by a multitude of curious and ingenious amateurs in learned folly.
"Robert Browning" by Edward Dowden
He was a good and ingenious teacher.
"A Backward Glance at Eighty" by Charles A. Murdock
Our carpenter made several very ingenious pitfalls for catching the wild-hogs.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX." by Robert Kerr
The mode of accomplishing the last-mentioned object is as ingenious as it is simple.
"Corea or Cho-sen" by A (Arnold) Henry Savage-Landor
Even if the real ones cannot be found one would think that this defect could be easily supplied by some properly ingenious person.
"True Stories of Crime From the District Attorney's Office" by Arthur Train
They are, as a class, peaceable, patient, ingenious, and industrious.
"Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands" by Charles Nordhoff
It is to combine the advantages of both that he designed the following very ingenious system.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 822" by Various
The solid was exchanged for the brilliant, and they, who ceased to be orators, studied to be ingenious.
"A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence" by Cornelius Tacitus
It charmed me as the sight of an ingenious engine in motion will charm an engineer.
"Your United States" by Arnold Bennett
Surely no better credential could there be than the return of the treasured love-token which she had so ingeniously secured.
"The Under-Secretary" by William Le Queux
It is very remarkable and very ingenious.
"The Pauper of Park Lane" by William Le Queux
With her, I had fallen a victim to the two ingenious conspirators, her father and the Major.
"In White Raiment" by William Le Queux
He and his ingenious friends will probably try and trick you.
"As We Forgive Them" by William Le Queux
Kirk, clever, crafty, and far-seeing, had most ingeniously sealed my lips.
"The Red Room" by William Le Queux
But to all my ingenious inquiries he remained dumb.
"The Lost Million" by William Le Queux

In poetry:

I looked into his awful eyes:
I waited his decree:
I made ingenious attempts
To sit upon his knee.
"Envoy" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
"To John Forbes, Esq." by Helen Maria Williams
Then the Butcher contrived an ingenious plan
For making a separate sally;
And fixed on a spot unfrequented by man,
A dismal and desolate valley.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
There was a Young Lady of Poole,
Whose soup was excessively cool;
So she put it to boil
By the aid of some oil,
That ingenious Young Lady of Poole.
"Limerick: There was a Young Lady of Poole" by Edward Lear
All the family in order
Sat before him for their pictures:
Each in turn, as he was taken,
Volunteered his own suggestions, His ingenious suggestions.
"Hiawatha's Photographing " by Lewis Carroll
"A filthy insult!" screamed the first;
The second smiled, "Ingenious blind!"
The youngest neither blessed nor cursed,
Contented to believe the worst -
That He had spoken all his mind!
"The Disciples" by Aleister Crowley

In news:

The Cornfield TV-B-Gone is an ingenious keychain remote that does one thing only: It turns TVs off.
AZTV7/Cable 13, Me-TV 7.2, RTV 7.3, Phoenix-Prescott, AZVauxhall Partners With Ingenie to Offer More Affordable Car Insurance for Young Drivers.
It's an ingenious premise: Life is boring and you're unfulfilled.
Cowboys are nothing if not ingenious.
Even, in some respects, ingenious.
Old Southern political bosses of the Jim Crow era would have winked with delight at the ingenious ploys of their latter-day successors in the art of voter suppression.
An opportunistic move, certainly, but a pretty ingenious one: get kids to use kits to learn through play.
Before we say our final goodbye to Al Lipscomb the Political Icon, say hello to the other Al — the down-to-earth guy who ingeniously endeared himself to just about everyone who crossed his path.
One of China's most ingenious bribery schemes: the professional poker loser .
Baba Brinkman's Ingenious Nature opened Dec 5 at the SoHo Playhouse.
Like his fellow Sunshine Stater Pitbull, Flo Rida is less a rapper than a delivery system for dance beats – some of them ingenious, many of them insipid, all of them inhumanly supersized.
Bird beaks are more than nature's ingenious designs.
Contemporary artist Brian White uses found objects such as shells to create ingenious pieces that are stunning in their complexity.
We hate to give criminals so much credit, but the whole process was undeniably ingenious.
Here's an ingenious way to recycle wrapping, construction, or kraft paper : Feed leftover sheets or scraps through an electric shredder for colorful strips to use as basket grass.

In science:

Thus the measurement of quantum-vacuum geometric phases of photons may be achievable by means of this somewhat ingenious scheme.
Tests of quantum-vacuum geometric phases via Casimir's effect
The model Equation (1) has been widely studied for fifty years, and we shall not pretend here to offer a review of either its diverse physical properties, or of the many ingenious approaches which have been used to study them.
Quantum and thermal effects in the double exchange ferromagnet
Three categories of talks I find particularly difficult to comment meaningfully are review talks which already are summaries, large simulations, and the intricacies of ingenious detector designs.
Summary of the XXXIX Rencontres de Moriond
Greenberger, Horne and Zeilinger found out an ingenious theoretical tool to test quantum mechanics confronted with local hidden variable theories, the Bell theorem without inequalities [17, 18, 16], which can demonstrate the spookiness of quantum mechanics even more dramatically than the Bell’s analysis.
Realization of GHZ States and the GHZ Test via Cavity QED
The RHIC experimentalists deserve full credit for this by devising ingenious observables that have stretched even the most fortunate of models, with most falling like nine pins.
The Color Glass Condensate: A summary of key ideas and recent developments
But also new ingenious detection methods have been developed.
Summary Talk: Challenges in Particle Astrophysics
Pure νe and/or ¯νe fluxes from beta decay of highly accelerated radioactive ions stored in rings is called Betabeam and under ingenious experimental set-ups can give extremely good sensitivity to θ13 .
The (3+2) Neutrino Mass Spectrum and Double Chooz
This ingenious extension may be somewhat misleading, however, as this “shape,” in the absence of ellipticity, has a much weaker, and purely directional, interpretation.
Semiparametrically efficient rank-based inference for shape I. optimal rank-based tests for sphericity
But, probably, very few is known about other substantial contributions of that ingenious scholar, and even less about his personal background.
Ettore Majorana and his heritage seventy years later
So we have a very large enhancement factor compared to the Standard Model three generation Jarlskog invariant. I think this is another proof that Nature is more ingenious than anyone of us here.
Round Table Discussion at the Final Session of FPCP 2008: The Future of Flavor Physics and CP
Physics is an observational and experimental science; it is about the ingenious interrogation of Nature and the interpretation of its answers via a mathematical language.
Lorentz Violation: Motivation and new constraints
Unfortunately, usually only one sample is available (how to circumvent this problem rather ingeniously, see Sec. 7.3.4).
Introduction to Randomness and Statistics
Chen’s ingenious way to solve this problem uses a compactness criterion introduced in [dA85], formulated in terms of bounds for certain exponential integrals of the Minkowski functional of a convex, positively balanced set.
Upper tails of self-intersection local times of random walks: survey of proof techniques
Their ingenious proof uses an elementary fact about free affine actions and Chern-Weil theory.
Two papers which changed my life: Milnor's seminal work on flat manifolds and flat bundles
Escuela de Ingenier´ıa Civil en Obras Civiles.
Circularly symmetric solutions in three-dimensional Teleparallel, f(T) and Maxwell-f(T) gravity