• WordNet 3.6
    • n intactness the state of being unimpaired
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In early Yorkshire, England, a plate holding wedding cake was thrown out of the window as the bride returned to her parent's home after the wedding. If the plate broke, she would enjoy a happy future with her husband. If the plate remained intact, her future was bleak.
    • n intactness The state of being intact or unimpaired; completeness.
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  • Katharine Hepburn
    “To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.”
  • Peter De Vries
    “When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones.”
  • Warren Buffett
    “When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.”
  • J. G. Ballard
    “Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.”


In literature:

Now that picture rose before him, startlingly and incredibly intact.
"The Masquerader" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
The old man turned to look at the sanctuary which, as yet, remained intact.
"Serapis, Complete" by Georg Ebers
His bones were intact.
"The Innocents Abroad, Part 6 of 6" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The generals passed the first canal, and found the bridge across it intact.
"The Campaign of Chancellorsville" by Theodore A. Dodge
I then examined Hugh's train and Betty's cooking-stove, and found them intact, with, the exception of a saucepan lid.
"The Professional Aunt" by Mary C.E. Wemyss
What I want to do is break even and with a modicum of my self-respect left intact.
"Cappy Ricks" by Peter B. Kyne
A forearm and hand, all the fingers of the latter intact.
"A Tramp Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Their cards preserve the intimacy and keep the acquaintanceship intact.
"The Gilded Age, Part 4." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) and Charles Dudley Warner
That and the interior line are both intact.
"The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Vol. II., Part 4" by William T. Sherman
Hurlbut with his division intact was on the right of this artillery, extending west and possibly a little north.
"The Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant, Part 2." by Ulysses S. Grant
Because of my mother alone have I been able to keep intact the faith of my early days.
"The Story of a Child" by Pierre Loti
On either hand the tombs once more rose up intact, with marble of dazzling whiteness.
"Rome From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
When the army was reduced at the close of the Philippine insurrection, the machinery was left intact.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
Their object was to thoroughly bewilder the already doomed U-boat, for, if possible, her capture in a practically intact condition was desired.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
This board practically remained intact until 1912.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
Even its brass rail was intact.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
With a little cry of rejoicing, Dolly Fayre picked up Flossy and plumped herself down on the grass to make sure the kitten was intact.
"Two Little Women" by Carolyn Wells
At the other end the car was hardly more than a mass of broken seats and crushed sides, but it was almost intact where he lay.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 7" by Various
The outer layers had deteriorated somewhat, but the inner ones were intact.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
We found the safe apparently intact, sticking out of the debris.
"The Yazoo Mystery" by Irving Craddock

In poetry:

Ran an animal unzoological,
Without a fate, without a fact,
Its private history intact
Against the travesty
Of an anatomy.
"Yes And No" by Laura Riding Jackson
Still intact in the eyes of the world,
it feels its wound, narrow and deep,
grow and softly cry.
It's broken. Don't touch!
"Broken Vase" by Rene Francois Armand Prudhomme
And thence till to-day I persuade me
That this was the true one;
That Death stole intact her young dearness
And innocency.
"My Cicely" by Thomas Hardy
For still our circle seem'd intact.
The lofty chorus rose as well
As when our numbers had not lack'd
That voice the more in mirth to swell.
"Forty Years After" by John Marchborn Cooley
Do not fret, do not cry, do not tax
Your last strength, and your heart do not torture.
You're alive, you're inside me, intact,
As a buttress, a friend, an adventure.
"Do not fret, do not cry, do not tax..." by Boris Pasternak
Spoiled for a fight, and got it -- lurid, merciless, red --
Trifled with death in the trenches, braved, and battled, and bled;
Then, at a given order, gathered together and backed --
Not because they were bending, but to keep the line intact.
"The Lads of the Maple Leaf" by Jessie Pope

In news:

So I managed to make it through the Prologue intact and it was a struggle starting with the practice yesterday.
While some worry that leaving the nipple intact can put women at greater risk of relapse, new research found that not to be the case at all.
Distribution networks for the dryers will remain intact.
But the Padres' radio broadcast team will return intact in 2009.
The Obama administration said Monday the war strategy in Afghanistan remains intact despite the mass killing of Afghan civilians on Sunday, allegedly by an American soldier.
In the US, says Berger, the best opportunity to stitch together the pieces of a vast and intact ecosystem is in the Northern Rockies.
Despite disappointing quarterly earnings from Apple, my long-term Apple (AAPL) stock target of $1,000 remains intact.
PITTSBURGH—Pitt's first season under coach Paul Chryst has been marred by a lack of consistency, though there's at least one trend Chryst hopes remains intact heading into the final two weeks of the season.
Whatcom Middle School dirty, wet and charred but structurally intact.
But it has to remain intact.
Experian Intact Reaches Ireland, Italy.
Batavia keeps their perfect record intact with a 40-21 win over Bethel- Tate in the Meijer Wildcard Game of the Week.
Revision of D2936 - 08 Standard Test Method for Direct Tensile Strength of Intact Rock Core Specimens.
My poor tree but at least the fence is still intact.
In Turkey, Keeping the Antique Intact.

In science:

Isolation of intact proteins from acid-degradable polyacrylamide gel.
Variations on a theme: Changes to electrophoretic separations that can make a difference
So these rotations affect only Pa′ , and Pb′ is left intact in each of the resulting paths.
Approximate Hamilton Decompositions of Random Graphs
The LCT we are interested in are global–they do not leave any degree of freedom of a World intact.
'Which Multiverse?': Some FAQ
At this stage D-parity remains intact and the gauge couplings of SU (2)L and SU (2)R are equal, gL = gR .
Inverse see-saw, leptogenesis, observable proton decay and $\Delta^{\pm\pm}_{\rm R}$ in SUSY SO(10) with heavy W_R
To get around this difficulty we do the following approximation which leaves the quenched means and variances intact.
Properties of the limit shape for some last passage growth models in random environments
Unfortunately, this approach fails in the SUSY case where the extra F -flatness conditions force the VEVs in 45 to align along the direction of h16i and thus SU (5) still remains intact .
The quantum vacuum of the minimal SO(10) GUT
By setting the photoelectron source to a fixed high voltage (typically about −18 keV) and scanning the electrostatic retardation potential of the MAC-E filter in small steps around it, we measured several integrated energy spectra for the two intact fibres of the source.
Prototype of an angular-selective photoelectron calibration source for the KATRIN experiment
T0 (W· , Y· )(t) = (Wt′ (t) , Yt′ (t) ). (In words, T0 reverses the order of the excursions from 0 but keeps the time orientation of each excursion intact; Thus, the total length of the excursions is preserved.) It is straightforward to check that the law of T0 (W· , Y· ) is the same as that of (W· , Y· ).
Snake representation of a superprocess in random environment
Again, in words, Tz reverses the order of the excursions from z but keeps the time orientation of each excursion intact; Thus, the total length of the excursions is preserved.) It is straightforward to check that the law of Tz (W· , Y· ) is the same as that of (W· , Y· ).
Snake representation of a superprocess in random environment
The second procedure is based on matching each group of candidate interactions to the complexes indicated by other databases (templates), mostly from IntAct, MINT, DIP and BIND.
ppiTrim: Constructing non-redundant and up-to-date interactomes
In many other cases, the conflicts are due to BioGRID internally using a more restricted detection method vocabulary than the IMEx databases (DIP, IntAct and MINT).
ppiTrim: Constructing non-redundant and up-to-date interactomes
The IntAct molecular interaction database in 2010.
ppiTrim: Constructing non-redundant and up-to-date interactomes
A.9) is even, as well as kept the order of the Z−1 ’s and H’s intact, even though they commute.
Eigenvalues and Singular Values of Products of Rectangular Gaussian Random Matrices (The Extended Version)
From this figure at least, there is no indication that this correlation information survives intact in propagation to long ranges.
Random matrix theory for underwater sound propagation
Besides, the EPR pairs shared between the parties are intact after the execution and can be reused to help Alice authenticate Bob, for instance.
Quantum Communication Complexity of Quantum Authentication Protocols