Example sentences for: abstraction

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

  • By comparison, Will, the hero of About a Boy , is an abstraction, the sort of handsome cipher you see in magazine ads for khakis.

  • In the 19th century, matrices were considered the epitome of useless mathematical abstraction.

  • Most historians--particularly those enamored of what Rosenbaum calls the "great and grave abstraction," the systemic rather than biographical explanation of the Holocaust--have resisted Dawidowicz's thesis that Hitler conceived of the physical annihilation of the Jews early in his political career, between the years 1919 and 1924.

  • MoMA's story of modern art, beginning with Cézanne and ending with abstraction, has been confirmed, but at a cost.

  • And the New York School of abstraction, which became predominant after the war, was near its apex, not its end, by the arbitrary cutoff date of 1950.


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