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abstract
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abstract
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War and Peace
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  • It was evident that Prince Andrew was not interested in such abstract conversation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But to understand phenomena man has, besides abstract reasoning, experience by which he verifies his reflections.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In regard to this question, history stands to the other sciences as experimental science stands to abstract science.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Pfuel was one of those hopelessly and immutably self-confident men, self-confident to the point of martyrdom as only Germans are, because only Germans are self-confident on the basis of an abstract notion—science, that is, the supposed knowledge of absolute truth.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I… hope… for guidance… help… 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

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