I have always thought of sophistication as rather a feeble substitute for decadence.
If physics leads us today to a world view which is essentially mystical, it returns, in a way, to its beginning, 2,500 years ago. ... This time, however, it is not only based on intuition, but also on experiments of great precision and sophistication, and on a rigorous and consistent mathematical formalism.
They have reached a level of organization and sophistication that we have not seen previously. They have become incredibly savvy.
These guys actually have some degree of sophistication as far as practicing their trade. They are becoming proficient in the use of their weapons.
Sophistication knows the score, but is powerless to change it.
Regardless of the quality or sophistication of rivals, the 207 will be another successful car and it will be the top selling car in the segment.
(Kids') level of sophistication is quite elevated.
These startup groups suggest an increasing sophistication in the immigration debate.
Liberal education is the pursuit of human excellence, not the pursuit of excellent salaries and excellent forms of polish and sophistication. Liberal education is not even about excellent intellectual achievements. Its goal is more ethical than intellectual: It focuses on the development of individuals as moral agents, and it teaches students how to reflect both analytically and evaluatively on the fact that the choices we make turn us into the persons we become.
Sophistication might be described as the ability to cope gracefully with a situation involving the presence of a formidable menace to one's poise and prestige (such as the butler, or the man under the bed.
Simplicity is a pleasant thing in children, or at any age, but it is not necessarily admirable, nor is affectation altogether a thing of evil. To be normal, to be at home in the world, with a prospect of power, usefulness, or success, the person must have that imaginative insight into other minds that underlies tact and savoir-faire, morality and beneficence. This insight involves sophistication, some understanding and sharing of the clandestine impulses of human nature. A simplicity that is merely the lack of this insight indicates a sort of defect.
The sophistication of this tunnel equals the sophistication of the criminal organization.
We see an adversary that ... continues to develop some sophistication on very deadly and increasingly precise standoff-type weapons.
This agreement allows us to extend the breadth and sophistication of our integrated solutions to our customer's automatic material handling needs.
The way to go to the circus, however, is with someone who has seen perhaps one theatrical performance before in his life and that in the High School hall. ... The scales of sophistication are struck from your eyes and you see in the circus a gathering of men and women who are able to do things as a matter of course which you couldnt do if your life depended on it.
Sophistication isn't what you wear or who you know, or pushing people down to get you where you want to go... soon your gonna find stealing other people toys on the playground won't make you many friends...
Sophistication isn't what you wear, or who you know,
Or pushing people down to get you where you wanna go.