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abstract
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David Copperfield
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abstract
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David Copperfield
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  • It was occasioned, I suppose, by the reverend nature of respectability in the abstract, but I felt particularly young in this man's presence.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • These were few enough, to be sure; but as we always fell back upon Blood, she had as wide a field for abstract speculation as her nephew himself.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A difference of opinion had arisen between herself and Mrs. Crupp, on an abstract question (the propriety of chambers being inhabited by the gentler sex); and my aunt, utterly indifferent to spasms on the part of Mrs. Crupp, had cut the dispute short, by informing that lady that she smelt of my brandy, and that she would trouble her to walk out.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: abstract thought
as in: read the abstract
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