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1  It was evident that Prince Andrew was not interested in such abstract conversation.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI
2  Princess Mary roused him from his abstraction by drawing his attention to her nephew who had entered the room.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER XVI
3  But to understand phenomena man has, besides abstract reasoning, experience by which he verifies his reflections.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER V
4  In regard to this question, history stands to the other sciences as experimental science stands to abstract science.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER IX
5  Nicholas glanced at her and, wishing to appear not to notice her abstraction, made some remark to Mademoiselle Bourienne and then again looked at the princess.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER VI
6  in regeneration, said Pierre, with a trembling voice and some difficulty in utterance due to his excitement and to being unaccustomed to speak of abstract matters in Russian.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III
7  She attributed immense importance to all her husband's intellectual and abstract interests though she did not understand them, and she always dreaded being a hindrance to him in such matters.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER XI
8  There are two sides to the life of every man, his individual life, which is the more free the more abstract its interests, and his elemental hive life in which he inevitably obeys laws laid down for him.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER I
9  Met by this difficulty historians of that class devise some most obscure, impalpable, and general abstraction which can cover all conceivable occurrences, and declare this abstraction to be the aim of humanity's movement.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER IV
10  If the realm of human knowledge were confined to abstract reasoning, then having subjected to criticism the explanation of "power" that juridical science gives us, humanity would conclude that power is merely a word and has no real existence.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER V
11  Postulating some generalization as the goal of the movement of humanity, the historians study the men of whom the greatest number of monuments have remained: kings, ministers, generals, authors, reformers, popes, and journalists, to the extent to which in their opinion these persons have promoted or hindered that abstraction.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER IV
12  Pierre during the last two years, as a result of his continual absorption in abstract interests and his sincere contempt for all else, had acquired in his wife's circle, which did not interest him, that air of unconcern, indifference, and benevolence toward all, which cannot be acquired artificially and therefore inspires involuntary respect.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER IX