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  • He thinks abstractly, making it equally fascinating and difficult to talk to him, since he turns nearly every contribution one makes to the conversation into a refinement of his .
  • He treats the human body as solemnly and abstractly as an engineering problem.
  • Indeed, the three points of his abstractly designed universe (he is given to drawing incomprehensible diagrams on any available surface) reflect that people who used to be impelled .
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  • At ground zero
    Often, we perceive them abstractly: housing crisis, financial meltdown, industrial outsourcing, income inequality, political polarization. Among the people he writes about in sharp and affecting detail are a family teetering on the edge of homelessness, a tea party activist and a lawyer specializing in foreclosure cases. Dean Price, descended from generations of North Carolina tobacco farmers ...
    June 30, 2013 - San Antonio Express-News

  • Joel Beinin in Middle East Forum
    In brief, Beinin argued that "we [American Jews] have no credibility to speak abstractly" about the conflict in a non-academic arena since American Jews do not experience it firsthand; that Israel is "an undemocratic state" which cannot...
  • Marcus Borg in Mercury-Register
    Borg wrote: "Put somewhat abstractly, this means dying to an old identity-the identity conferred by culture, by tradition, by parents, perhaps-and being born into a new identity-an identity centered in the Spirit of God. It means dying to an old way...
  • Jeb Bush in St. Petersburg Times
    You'll see you can't teach to the test,Bush said. "It shows your ability to think abstractly, to comprehend."

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