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 Meanings and Examples of ABSTRACT
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abstract
 a.  theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
Classic Sentence: (80 in 6 pages)
1  But man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: VII
2  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
3  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
4  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
5  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
6  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
7  She had in truth no abstract propensity to malice: she did not dislike Lily because the latter was brilliant and predominant, but because she thought that Lily disliked her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
8  But it is one thing to live comfortably with the abstract conception of poverty, another to be brought in contact with its human embodiments.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
9  A dull, animal-like rebellion against his fellows, war in the abstract, and fate grew within him.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 7
10  "The short of the matter is, cousin," said he, his handsome face suddenly settling into an earnest and serious expression, "on this abstract question of slavery there can, as I think, be but one opinion."
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
11  Truthful we both were; he from pride and courage, I from a sort of abstract ideality.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
12  Yet the village sympathized with Clifford and Connie in the abstract.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 2
13  He looked down at her, with darkened, abstract eyes.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 18
14  She could not abstract her mind five minutes: she was forced to listen; his reading was capital, and her pleasure in good reading extreme.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
15  He is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
Example Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  By the age of seven, children are capable of thinking in abstract terms.
2  It's the abstract that is called system analysis.
3  He is not in the least interested in abstract art.
4  She tried to abstract my attention from my work.
5  It's not a question of some abstract concept.
6  I have difficulty dealing with the abstract - let's discuss particular cases.
7  Physics is the best example of a science which has developed strong, abstract theories.
8  Legal questions rarely exist in the abstract; they are based on real cases.
9  Everyday life is much more interesting to me than big, abstract theories.
10  In the context of post-war uncertainty it is relatively easy to relate existentialism to abstract expressionism.
11  The research shows that pre-school children are capable of thinking in abstract terms.
12  To him, hunger was an abstract concept; he had never missed a meal.
13  Certainly Shostakovich was lucky to work in a wordless abstract medium, where interpretation is strongly subjective.
14  The journal's web site hasn't been updated to the current issue, so not even the abstract is available at the moment.
15  Please write an informative abstract.