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abstract
used in The Age of Innocence

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abstract thought
Definition
of a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
  • In this state of abstraction he found himself, the following morning, waking to the reality of a stifling September day in New York.
    Chapter 25 (14% in)
  • But all these abstractions and eliminations made of his mind a rather empty and echoing place, and he supposed that was one of the reasons why the busy animated people on the Beaufort lawn shocked him as if they had been children playing in a grave-yard.
    Chapter 21 (24% in)

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  • Shall I say instead: on behalf of abstract justice?
    Chapter 25 (42% in)
  • Some two weeks later, Newland Archer, sitting in abstracted idleness in his private compartment of the office of Letterblair, Lamson and Low, attorneys at law, was summoned by the head of the firm.
    Chapter 11 (0% in)
  • When he thought of Ellen Olenska it was abstractly, serenely, as one might think of some imaginary beloved in a book or a picture: she had become the composite vision of all that he had missed.
    Chapter 34 (18% in)

There are no more uses of "abstract" in The Age of Innocence.

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