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abstract
used in The Lords of Discipline

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abstract thought
Definition
of a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
  • The abstraction defeated me, strangled me in its maddening inexpressibility.
    Chapter 1.9 (55% in)
  • ...to those Sundays: a greenness to its parks and private arbors; the quiet hum of well-dressed crowds gathering beneath the columns of its churches; then the sudden bloom of sails and the gestures of small crews far out in the river; the abstraction of the walkers along the Battery; the pleasant symmetry of eighteenth-century houses clustered along the narrow feminine streets; bells over the city; the shrill robust games of happy children and the healthy glow of those children; the...
    Chapter 3.25 (2% in)
  • Abstractedly, I began to rub her swollen stomach and did not become aware of her presence again until I felt the sudden untroubled kick of her child.
    Chapter 3.29 (89% in)

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  • As I waited for Mark to question, an abstract, disjointed thought began troubling me.
    Chapter 4.41 (56% in)
  • Liberalism—and I use that term imprecisely and in the abstract, meaning only what I thought at a particular time in reaction against my environment—gave me the opportunity to sharpen my rather charming, naïve political and social views.
    Chapter 1.11 (5% in)

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