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Atlas Shrugged
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  • They are incapable of conceiving of such a thing as abstract science.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If you want to see an abstract principle, such as moral action, in material form-there it is.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Miss Taggart, you are using an abstract term, when we are dealing with a matter of practical reality.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Do you realize what a feat of pure, abstract science he had to perform before he could make his motor?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • An abstract, theoretical, academic, cloistered, ivory-tower philosopher. . . . . Yes, Robert Stadler loved them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Miss Taggart, don't you think that this is a case where one cannot afford to indulge in abstract theory, but must consider practical reality?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As if refusing to believe that the formulas could fail, Philip burst out with: "Since when did you take to abstract philosophy?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I was only discussing the general political picture from an abstract sociological viewpoint which-" "Don't explain," said Rearden.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He does not seek to . . . What's the matter?" he asked, seeing the look on Rearden's face, a look of intensity much beyond mere interest in an abstract discussion.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Did it ever occur to you, Miss Taggart," said Galt, in the casual tone of an abstract discussion, but as if he had known her thoughts, "that there is no conflict of interests among men, neither in business nor in trade nor in their most personal desires-if they omit the irrational from their view of the possible and destruction from their view of the practical?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Dr. Ferris was astonished to hear him say slowly, in the dispassionate tone of an abstract statement that did not seem to be addressed to his listener, "But all your calculations rest on the fact that Miss Taggart is a virtuous woman, not the slut you're going to call her.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: abstract thought
as in: read the abstract
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