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abstract
used in Wuthering Heights

2 meanings, 6 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
abstract thought
Definition
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
  • He walked up and down, with his hands in his pockets, apparently quite forgetting my presence; and his abstraction was evidently so deep, and his whole aspect so misanthropical, that I shrank from disturbing him again.
    Chapter 13 (44% in)

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2  —2 uses as in:
read the abstract
Definition
a summary; or to summarize — especially academic writing
  • 'Let me take that pipe,' she said, cautiously advancing her hand and abstracting it from his mouth.
    Chapter 32 (70% in)
  • I went round by the garden, and laid wait for the messenger; who fought valorously to defend his trust, and we spilt the milk between us; but I succeeded in abstracting the epistle; and, threatening serious consequences if he did not look sharp home, I remained under the wall and perused Miss Cathy's affectionate composition.
    Chapter 21 (87% in)

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?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • At first she gave him no glance of recognition: he was invisible to her abstracted gaze.
    Chapter 12 (58% in)
  • Abstract your mind from the subject at present: you are too prone to covet your neighbour's goods; remember THIS neighbour's goods are mine.'
    Chapter 10 (96% in)
  • And she leant her pretty head back against the sill, with half a yawn and half a sigh, and lapsed into an aspect of abstracted sadness: neither caring nor knowing whether we remarked her.
    Chapter 31 (25% in)

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