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abstract
used in Main Street

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abstract thought
Definition
of a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
  • She hurried to Uncle Whittier's store for a package of corn-flakes, she abstractedly listened to Uncle Whittier's denunciation of Martin Mahoney for asserting that the wind last Tuesday had been south and not southwest, she came back along streets that held no surprises nor the startling faces of strangers.
    Chapter 20 (96% in)
  • Did they rise from these housewifely personalities to a larger world of abstractions and affairs?
    Chapter 4 (74% in)

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  • His step on the stairs; his quiet moving about the frigid room while he dressed; his abstracted and meaningless cough.
    Chapter 15 (6% in)
  • Nat Hicks, Ella Stowbody, and Dave Dyer were abstracted, fingers and lips slightly moving.
    Chapter 6 (58% in)
  • When he was not affectionately coercing people into buying things they did not need, he stood at the back of the store, glowing, abstracted, feeling masculine as he recalled the tempestuous surprises of love revealed by Vida.
    Chapter 21 (98% in)

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