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- In an abstract way or manner
- 1919, Daisy Ashford, chapter 5, in The Young Visiters:
- Bernard Clark and Ethel were seated side by side on a costly sofa gazing abstractly at the parting guest.
- separately; absolutely [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- matter abstractly considered
- (separately): See also Thesaurus:individually
in an abstract manner
- ^ Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “abstractly”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 10.
- English: abstractly