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Flattening the curve became an abstraction with no real meaning.

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A thoughtful return to contextual advertising means that the industry will need to consider the whole person, rather than a collection of abstractions.

In other words, their understanding doesn’t rely on the kind of abstraction of the world that text provides.

This is a great book if you are looking for something with a little bit of abstraction and a lot of access to animals you won’t find out and about.

It suggests the model is actually capable of a certain level of abstraction, a fundamental skill for understanding the world.

It frustrated her to hear other students discussing death as an abstraction, subject to simple moral rules.

It is this kind of abstraction that leads to more mythology, more heroic narratives, more undertones of patriotic martyrdom.

In the many portraits, Picasso oscillates between naturalism and abstraction in his portraits of Jacqueline.

Democrats have to stop allowing Republicans to define the election as an up or down vote on an abstraction called Obamacare.

Only someone already painfully unable to deal with abstraction would draw such a suicidal conclusion.

Anemia in these cases is probably due both to toxins and to abstraction of blood.

Recovering from his fit of abstraction, Pyne, casting a final keen glance at the sleeper, walked out of the room.

Never affect a foolish reserve in a mixed company, keeping aloof from others as if in a state of mental abstraction.

In their abstraction they had taken the long way home, instead of cutting directly across the ranch in the direction of the house.

But in this abstraction from all outward things, his worldly affairs went ever lower down.


On this page you'll find 47 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to abstraction, such as: absorption, aloofness, brooding, cogitation, consideration, and contemplation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.