in the abstract

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  • Till now he had looked on the enemy as something in the abstract. Cited from A Man of Means, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • He would only talk about the law in the abstract or upon points made in open court. Cited from The Adventure of Living, by John St. Loe Strachey
  • My task was to interest men in the abstract problems of child education. Cited from The Iron Puddler, by James J. Davis
  • It is not often a girl in your position takes an interest in the abstract! Cited from The Elect Lady, by George MacDonald
  • Because a thing seems right to them in the abstract, it must be done now. Cited from After The Storm, by T. S. Arthur
  • Even force or labor in the abstract is but a thing and has no rights. Cited from Usury, by Calvin Elliott
  • In the abstract, a life-and-death struggle meant little enough to them. Cited from The Man in the Twilight, by Ridgwell Cullum
  • Man in the abstract will do anything to help a woman. Cited from Beyond the City, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • If we ask for something in the abstract we might get something in the concrete. Cited from What's Wrong With The World, by GK Chesterton
  • I cannot think of love or good, or power or glory in the abstract. Cited from Dorian, by Nephi Anderson
  • In the abstract the right course seems quite natural and easy, but in fact it is not so. Cited from Principles of Freedom, by Terence J. MacSwiney
  • What does it matter, may I ask, what I think of girls in the abstract? Cited from Uncle Max, by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • They are not ready yet for truth in the abstract -- it must be seen in a person. Cited from The Unfolding Life, by Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux
  • This may be true enough in the abstract; but the particular nature of land must be attended to. Cited from Peter Plymley's Letters etc.
  • If asked his opinion of religion in the abstract, he knows not the true meaning of the term. Cited from The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • For mere force, violence in the abstract, is the enemy of anything we love. Cited from All Things Considered, by G. K. Chesterton
  • But she found it more and more difficult to consider his situation in the abstract light of right and wrong. Cited from Sanctuary, by Edith Wharton
  • He was regarding women in the abstract; she was suddenly regarding men in the individual. Cited from Alabaster Box, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
  • "Might not what he did be wrong in the abstract, without having reference to any person?" Cited from The Marquis of Lossie, by George MacDonald
  • How could she be, made up mostly of such as do not love fair play except in the abstract, or for themselves! Cited from What's Mine's Mine, by George MacDonald
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