To better see all uses of the word
abstract
in
Leaves of Grass
please enable javascript.

abstract
Used In
Leaves of Grass
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary

as in: read the abstract Define
a summary; or to summarize -- especially academic writing
  • …down no road but it stretches and waits for you, however long but it stretches and waits for you, To see no being, not God’s or any, but you also go thither, To see no possession but you may possess it, enjoying all without labor or purchase, abstracting the feast yet not abstracting one particle of it, To take the best of the farmer’s farm and the rich man’s elegant villa, and the chaste blessings of the well-married couple, and the fruits of orchards and flowers of gardens, To take…
  • …and waits for you, however long but it stretches and waits for you, To see no being, not God’s or any, but you also go thither, To see no possession but you may possess it, enjoying all without labor or purchase, abstracting the feast yet not abstracting one particle of it, To take the best of the farmer’s farm and the rich man’s elegant villa, and the chaste blessings of the well-married couple, and the fruits of orchards and flowers of gardens, To take to your use out of the compact…

  • There are no more uses of "abstract" identified with this meaning, but check unspecified meaning below.

    Show samples from other sources
  • The abstract is free, but there is a fee to see the entire article.
  • A statistical abstract is published each year.

  • Go to more samples

unspecified meaning
  • I lie abstracted and hear beautiful tales of things and the reasons of things, They are so beautiful I nudge myself to listen.

  • There are no more uses of "abstract" in the book.


To see samples from other sources, click a word sense below:
as in: abstract thought Define
of a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance or more rarely: describing someone as distracted -- thinking about something outside of the immediate conversation or circumstances
as in: read the abstract Define
a summary; or to summarize -- especially academic writing
as in: abstract art Define
not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading