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abstract
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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abstract
Used in
Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • To England he did return at last; but the fact of drawing nearer to Weatherbury abstracted its fascinations, and his intention to enter his old groove at the place became modified.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was Wisdom in the abstract facing Folly in the concrete.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She had never taken kindly to the idea of marriage in the abstract as did the majority of women she saw about her.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Oak, almost before he had comprehended anything beyond the briefest abstract of the event, hurried out of the room, saddled a horse and rode away.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Had she felt, which she did not, any wish whatever for the married state in the abstract, she could not reasonably have rejected him, being a woman who frequently appealed to her understanding for deliverance from her whims.  (not reviewed by editor)

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