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abstract
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Mansfield Park
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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
  • Fanny was too well aware of it to have anything to say; and they walked on together some fifty yards in mutual silence and abstraction.
  • Another short fit of abstraction followed, when, shaking it off, she thus attacked her companion.

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  • We all agree that we want what’s "best for the country", but that is an abstract concept and we cannot agree on which specific laws should be passed.
  • She struggles with abstract reasoning.

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  • She could not abstract her mind five minutes: she was forced to listen; his reading was capital, and her pleasure in good reading extreme.

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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
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