(1) Every illicit drug now has its own subculture, with its own esoteric knowledge, its own rituals and its own argot.(2) Although the text is more accessible, it also loses its mysterious and esoteric qualities.(3) He taught mathematics not as some esoteric mystery, but as practical common sense.(4) Gibson's comments on the use of non-standard or esoteric English are particularly wise.(5) The trivia enthusiast in me thrilled to discover oodles of esoteric tidbits on every page - and not just about salt.(6) This has led him to an interest in the esoteric world of art restoration.(7) When so few people have been encouraged to learn trades, the special skills involved in them become esoteric .(8) The Left makes incredibly esoteric distinctions based on the motives of the social planners doing the killing.(9) He is fond of pointing out how esoteric this debate is to the wider public.(10) Well in fact that esoteric knowledge is quite an important theme in conspiracy theories.(11) Deep, hidden or esoteric meanings of the text are rejected in favour of its plain meaning.(12) According to the esoteric tradition humanity is not the pinnacle of evolution on this planet.(13) The poems show his erudition to be wide, his historical knowledge sometimes esoteric .(14) His adored father was a more or less failed Swiss pastor, a melancholic man of esoteric interests.(15) Smell, our seemingly most primitive sense, is often linked to spiritual or esoteric ideas.(16) Now all such esoteric knowledge is regarded as suspect, as somehow unjust.