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Sentences with the adjective Abstract

5 examples:

The theory is too abstract for me.

Your explanation is too abstract to me.

His speech is too abstract to understand.

The new theory is too abstract for ordinary people.

A computer program that can outplay humans in the abstract game of Go will redefine our relationship with machines.
(Nature, )

Sentences with the absolute superlative degree of the adjective Abstract

2 examples:

Critics may argue that all the foregoing characterizations are very abstract.

The human brain can solve highly abstract reasoning problems using a neural network that is entirely physical.
(Nature, )

Sentences with the noun Abstract

11 examples:

I made an abstract of a book.

She knows poverty only in the abstract.

I didn't read the paper, but I read the abstract.

Young people know the disasters of war only in the abstract.

Money is human happiness in the abstract: he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes his heart entirely to money.

Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.
(Oliver Wendell Holmes)

There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.
(Epicurus)

I am dominated by one thing, an irresistible, burning attraction towards the abstract.
(Gustave Moreau)

Comparing them might seem like a pointless exercise in the abstract, but we're not living in the abstract.
(Forbes - Business, )

Nature536, 159164 (2016); doi:10.1038/nature19078In the Abstract of this Letter, “upper limit of the relaxation time” was, in the course of condensing the text, misleadingly shortened to “upper limit”.
(Nature, )

With relations between Israelis and Palestinians in deep crisis and bilateral talks going nowhere, the debate over the benefit of a peace agreement -- or the costs of failing to reach one -- has often been carried out in the abstract.
(Batsheva Sobelman in Los Angeles Times - World News, )

Questions

3 examples:

Can you translate this abstract into Arabic?

Critic's Notebook: Hard-edge vs. Abstract Classicism?
(Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic in Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

Didn’t Albert Einstein teach us something like time is an abstract illusion of a distinction between the past, present and future?
(Forbes - Technology, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

His notion of welfare is pretty abstract.

They are interested in abstract reasoning.

Goodness is abstract, a kind act is concrete.

His notion was neither concrete nor abstract.

She is very biased against abstract painting.

Benevolence is abstract, a good deed is concrete.

Assigning numbers to abstract things is a dangerous business.

To him, hunger was an abstract concept; he always had enough to eat.

For him, hunger was an abstract concept. He had always had enough food.

It is still difficult for me to talk about abstract topics such as the economy or philosophy, because those are not very familiar words for me.

I paint abstract expressions.
(Billy Zane)

I do not see scales as abstract.
(James Galway)

I like the fact that music is more abstract.
(Bryan Ferry)

Of all the arts, music is really the most abstract.
(Leo Ornstein)

This paper was one of my digressions into abstract economics.
(William Vickrey)

Theater is far superior to film in poetry, in abstract poetry.
(Julie Taymor)

Judaism lives not in an abstract creed, but in its institutions.
(Berthold Auerbach)

Color is for me the purest form of expression, the purest abstract reality.
(Jim Hodges)

All abstract sciences are nothing but the study of relations between signs.
(Denis Diderot)

There is plenty of courage among us for the abstract, but not for the concrete.
(Helen Keller)

I'm not a natural leader. I'm too intellectual I'm too abstract I think too much.
(Newt Gingrich)

I'm not a natural leader. I'm too intellectual; I'm too abstract; I think too much.
(Newt Gingrich)

In the abstract conception of universal wrong, all concrete responsibility vanishes.
(Theodor Adorno)

Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete.
(Jean-Paul Sartre)

I have always tried to write in a simple way, using down-to-earth and not abstract words.
(Georges Simenon)

None of the abstract concepts comes closer to fulfilled utopia than that of eternal peace.
(Theodor Adorno)

The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.
(Lucian Freud)

She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same way that a midget is good at being short.
(Clive James)

When I conform to truth, I do not conform to an abstract principle; I conform to the nature of God.
(Kenneth L. Pike)

But what a niche looks like is fairly abstract.
(Science Daily - News, )

Abstract issues come into focus in these five films.
(USA TODAY in USA Today - Entertainment, )

The starlet wore a stunning abstract gown on the red carpet.
(USA Today - Entertainment, )

And it was once home to the abstract painter Fahrelnissa Zeid.
(Daily Mail - Travel, )

A long time ago, abstract painters talked freely about freedom.
(Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

The new krone notes will include pictorial and abstract designs.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

An abstract, black and gray composition brightens a corporate office.
(Los Angeles Times - World News, )

It was the first time one Rothko abstract painting was offered at auction.
(USA Today - Money, )

The abstract mathematics of topology is generating excitement in photonics.
(Nature Photonics, )

Forget Russell Brand's abstract "revolution", there's another agitator in town.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

We need reasons to actively cultivate abstract mental activity for its own sake.
(Forbes - Education, )

Even abstract scientific research can be derailed (or propelled) by human conflict.
(The New York Times - Science, )

They are saffron in color, each a mass of abstract curlicues, and at night they glow.
(Tracy Wilkinson in Los Angeles Times - World News, )

Pity poor PH-126. Time hasn't been kind to Clyfford Still's 1942 abstract masterpiece.
(The Denver Post - Entertainment, )

The "calm before the storm before the calm" injects a dimension of abstract narrative.
(Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

“Untitled (New York City),” a 1968 abstract by Cy Twombly, sold for $36.7 million.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

The question might seem a little abstract, something that belongs in a business journal.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

When it comes to 'LACMA's Four Abstract Classicists,' only one term strikes the right note.
(Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic in Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

Also, an advance look at designers' sketches shows plenty of abstract prints and easy shapes.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Babylonian astronomers used abstract mathematics to track Jupiter's movements across the sky.
(Tech Times - Science, )

We often think of war in the abstract, as a force that periodically afflicts us, like a virus.
(Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

This beautiful, abstract game for PlayStation 4 is a gently entrancing treat, says Tom Hoggins.
(Tom Hoggins in The Telegraph - Technology, )

Imagine computers being able to understand paintings or paint abstract images much like humans.
(Science Daily - News, )

To step into the main gallery at L.A. Louver is to feel as if you are inside an abstract painting.
(David Pagel in Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

A judge rules that patronage is an abstract concept of ancient lineage — even in the computer age.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Business, )

All human genes get three-to-five-letter symbols for easier reference, though they may seem abstract.
(The New York Times - Health, )

The works include photo-realistic renderings, abstract mark-making, writing and other forms of notation.
(Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

An association of pediatricians has just released an abstract that should serve as a warning to parents.
(Tech Times - Health, )

They're musical artists, but The Saturdays brushed a little abstract into their outfits on Thursday night.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

Shettar has always found formal sources for her abstract work in the craft traditions of Karnataka, India.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

For photographer Chia Joel, the abstract images are his way of making 'others fall in love with the city'.
(Daily Mail - Travel, )

When we think of language, we usually think of words, phrases, and sentences -- strings of abstract symbols.
(Science Daily - News, )

Throughout, there were studio visits and interviews with working artists as they created new abstract pieces.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

People tend to have a knee-jerk response to the word 'philosophy' You imagine it's abstract and inaccessible.
(The Independent - People, )

Sir Anthony Caro, the renowned British sculptor whose abstract creations have been hugely influential, has died.
(David Ng in Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

A vase in sync with the Abstract Expressionist's vital style begets a bouquet by floral designer Lindsey Taylor.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

Climate change may sometimes seem so big and abstract that it can be difficult to grasp the scope of the problem.
(Los Angeles Times - Science, )

Sotheby's had expected "Onement VI," an abstract work in dark blue, to go for between $30 million and $40 million.
(David Ng in Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

Berthot made a name for himself with abstract paintings and later with work that was heavily influenced by nature.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

Designer Nasim Sehat's far-out 3D-printed glasses look like they'd fit right into a comic book or abstract painting.
(CNET News - Business Tech, )

Floral designer Lindsey Taylor emulates the look of a 1963 canvas by the iconoclastic Abstract Expressionist painter.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

It aims to turn an abstract phrase into a more concrete visual with a connected app that can give you actual rewards.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Painted in 1929, “Star Gazer” is a riveting picture of a stylized flower set before an abstract landscape at dusk.
(Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

Floral designer Lindsey Taylor riffs on Mark Rothko's "Untitled (-61)" to create an abstract expressionist bouquet.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Isaac Mizrahi in the den of his Greenwich Village apartment, where one wall is dominated by an abstract by Tomory Dodge.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

Plus: abstract painting, images of windshields and a talk about how L.A. does — and doesn’t — preserve its history.
(Carolina A. Miranda in Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

To avoid censors, internet users in China posted abstract illustrations of the activist Liu Xiaobo and his wife, Liu Xia.
(The New York Times - World News, )

A woodworker in London develops a technique using hand-dyed pieces of wood to apply abstract designs to bespoke furniture.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

In new research, neuroscientists find that even high-performing schools don't influence their students' abstract reasoning.
(Science Daily - News, )

Lesley Vance makes the kind of small, abstract paintings that would be easy to dismiss if they weren’t so solid, so alive.
(Sharon Mizota in Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

I talk to people all the time about college costs, but it often feels abstract even though I am experiencing the same thing.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

The authors explore whether and how these abstract linguistic units are represented in the brain during speech comprehension.
(Nature Neuroscience, )

Nature Reviews Neuroscience16, 126132 (2015)10.1038/nrn3896In the abstract for this article, the second line was incorrect.
(Nature Reviews Neuroscience, )

Using advanced abstract mathematical concepts, they studied new phases of matter, such as superconductivity or magnetic films.
(Tech Times - Science, )

New ruling in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank means firms must do more to advance 'abstract' software claims to receive a patent.
(CNET News, )

Shaped canvases that deviate from a painting’s conventional rectangular format became commonplace in 1960s abstract painting.
(Christopher Knight in Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

Floral designer Lindsey Taylor takes her cues from the smattering of berry-hued blots in one of the painter's abstract canvases.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Floral designer Lindsey Taylor channels Abstract Expressionist painter Clyfford Still for an arrangement that defies convention.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Stanford researchers found that achieving goals give us a far greater sense of satisfaction that abstract concepts of helping others.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Ed Paschke, the great American painter who died in 2004, was a formalist in wolf’s clothing, or the most abstract of Photo Realists.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

The second full-length album from the Venezuelan electronic-music producer comes from a wordless, abstract, deep-inside-the-head place.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

In a new study, researchers found infants are capable of learning the abstract relations of same and different after only a few examples.
(Science Daily - News, )

Ducklings are no bird-brains -- it takes them only hours to figure out abstract relational concepts, and it can help them stick with Mom.
(CNET News - Business Tech, )

The super-sized abstract print on this skirt is a modern way to wear florals — simply accessorise with pointed heels and a sleek clutch.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

The abstract sounds of Flying Lotus, Def Jam’s 30th anniversary concert, country singer Eric Church and more in this week’s Pop Scene.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

They use "conflictive animations" to teach computer programming, which is a very challenging topic for students due to its abstract nature.
(Science Daily - News, )

While there is considerable evidence that preschoolers can learn abstract relations, it remains an open question whether infants can as well.
(Science Daily - News, )

Mikhail Baryshnikov plays celebrated dancer Vaslav Nijinksy in 'Letters to a Man,' an abstract dance-theater piece directed by Robert Wilson.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Reviews, )

Mikhail Baryshnikov plays celebrated dancer Vaslav Nijinsky in 'Letters to a Man,' an abstract dance-theater piece directed by Robert Wilson.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Reviews, )

Bertrand Kulik, from Paris, France, was enjoying a drink when he noticed abstract shapes forming from the bubbles in his pint of blonde lager.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Created by the French-born, New York-based designer James Taffin de Givenchy, the piece was designed to resemble an abstract exclamation point.
(The New York Times - Travel, )

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