Abstraction in a sentence

Definition of Abstraction

The act of abstracting, separating, withdrawing, or taking away; withdrawal; the state of being taken away. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.] | A separation from worldly objects; a recluse life; the withdrawal from one's senses. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.] | The act of focusing on one characteristic of an object rather than the object as a whole group of characteristics; the act of separating said qualities from the object or ideas. [First attested in the late 16th century.]

Short Example Sentence for Abstraction

  • 1. To me the abstraction is impossible.
  • 2. The reason for their abstraction occurred to him.
  • 3. May abstraction keep him dumb!
  • 4. The first abstraction is to him the beginning of thought.
  • 5. Pure metaphysical abstraction does not belong to these matters.
  • 6. Is it something, or is it nothing but an abstraction of our mind?
  • 7. This, however, is not an arbitrary abstraction by the psychologist.
  • 8. Even in her abstraction Jerry felt the genial force of that smile.
  • 9. She was roused from this holy abstraction by the sound of Miss Benson's voice.

How to use Abstraction in a Sentence?

  • 1. But in this abstraction from all outward things, his worldly affairs went ever lower down.
  • 2. Neither the blood nor the spirit spoke in them, only the law, the abstraction of the average.
  • 3. A One which is not many is as absurd an abstraction as a whole which has no parts.
  • 4. Plainly our nation is not some abstraction that haunts the marble halls at Washington.
  • 5. Architecture, on the contrary, delights in Abstraction and fears to complete her forms.
  • 6. The other condition of architectural treatment which we proposed to notice was the abstraction of imitated form.
  • 7. If we consider conduct in a certain abstraction from the practical setting in which it is performed such a conclusion can be drawn.
  • 8. The antinomy we are considering arises from considering one side of the truth in a false abstraction from the other.
  • 9. She watched him for a minute or two, and his abstraction was so deep that he did not feel her presence.
  • 10. This process first of analysis and then of abstraction of similars is the essential part of every act of reasoning.
  • 11. Glancing at her over the top of the lifted chart, his attention was arrested by the intense abstraction in which she was plunged.
  • 12. They elude the ordinary reader by their abstraction and delicacy of distinction, but they are far from vague.
  • 13. Any impression is thus a starting point for attitudes and reactions and it is an empty abstraction to consider it otherwise.
  • 14. He has found out a truth by comparing an abstraction with an abstraction: that is, he has begun to reason.
  • 15. So of past ages, seen through the haze of an abstraction which removes all circumstantial features of deformity.
  • 16. The first essential requisite of profound thought is abstraction from the distractions of all matters except the one in hand.
  • 17. She accepted it with an air of abstraction and puffed slowly, blowing out a thin stream of pale smoke.
  • 18. Besides, the abstraction of electricity, by the sitz-bath, should be taken in account of its action.
  • 19. With an air of nonchalant abstraction he went to stand in the neighborhood of the new arrival, conveniently at hand for an introduction.
  • 20. We see this abstraction in scholars, as a matter of course: but what a charm it adds when observed in practical men.
  • 21. The noise of their talk disturbed the curious abstraction in which Elinor had been going through the morning hours.
  • 22. Then they lunched, and the only sign that Katharine gave of abstraction was to forget to help the pudding.
  • 23. He wore an air of abstraction and I could see that his thoughts were running on other matters more immediately concerned with his own interests.
  • 24. The English mind turns every abstraction it can receive into a portable utensil, or a working institution.
  • 25. But it would not be admissible, as I showed above, to conclude from this that no abstraction at all takes place without words.
  • 26. The true and central notion, on which the word revolves, is elevating; but, by a false abstraction of its elements, it is degraded.
  • 27. Every abstraction is at first the enemy of every other, yet they are linked together, each with all, in the chain of Being.
  • 28. The habit of this abstraction in enjoyment, information, feeling and demeanour, constitutes training in this sphere, or nominal culture in general.
  • 29. There must be something startlingly perfect in that which returns upon the soul with a more absolute impression after its abstraction of our faculties has passed away.
  • 30. But Mrs. Hawthorne in silence and abstraction was allied to things august and mysterious, things far removed from her own thoughts.
  • 31. Renouard, who since the ladies had left the table was not keeping such a strict watch on himself, came out of his abstraction with a start and a stiff smile.