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abstract
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

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Definition
of a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
  • So I speak to him and say to him: "Comrade, I did not want to kill you." If you jumped in here again, I would not do it, if you would be sensible too. But you were only an idea to me before, an abstraction that lived in my mind and called forth its appropriate response.
    Chapter 9 (79% in)
abstraction = a concept not associated with any specific instance

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • It was that abstraction I stabbed.
    Chapter 9 (79% in)
abstraction = a concept not associated with any specific instance

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
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