Example sentences for: abstract

How can you use “abstract” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, but is it the capital, in addition, of something purely abstract, a quality of mind perhaps--something that might fascinate a puzzled world?

  • Later, Léger would claim he freed himself from Cézanne by means of abstraction; the path-breaking paintings he called "Contrast of Forms" (circa 1913)--fully abstract exercises in funnels, cylinders, and arcs--retain all their vigorous charm.

  • Back in June 1995, the European Monetary Institution set up committees to choose possible "themes" for the designs, settling at last on two: a historical one, the "ages and styles" of Europe; and a geometrical one, "abstract modern."

  • For instance, just because we now know that the alkahest (or alcahest ), phlogiston , and the philosopher's stone do not exist, they must still be listed in dictionaries, just as the words for abstract notions like honesty, integrity, beauty, truth , and so forth have a place.

  • Ehrenhalt himself advocates a return to the choice-free, obedient life of the 1950s, but while seductive in the abstract, it sounds more and more confining on close examination.


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