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abstract
used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

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abstract thought
Definition
of a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
  • Phoebe had been invisible to him all these years: an abstraction, not a girl.
    p. 317.1

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  • You can say anything you want in the abstract, but the fact is, a baby would change everything—and mostly for me.
    p. 375.2
  • Now and then when she went into an office in Lexington, Norah would find a photo, anonymous yet eerily familiar too—some curve of her body or a place she had visited with David, stripped of its original meaning and transformed: an image of her own flesh that had become abstract, an idea.
    p. 181.9

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