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  • n  the quality of being considered apart from a specific instance or object

  • For Bergman, the cost of replacing the traditional Victorian furnishings with a more symbolic setting is a tendency toward abstractness.
  • Words like hubris (head-spinning pride) and catharsis (purgation by pity and terror) begin to assume a certain noble abstractness.
  • Hence its abstractness, its relative unpopularity and the challenging effect it has had on younger artists.

  • Wayne Coyne in Fort Worth Star Telegram
    Music can retain an abstractness. . . . Movies don't,Coyne says. "You have to stand somewhere, the camera has to be somewhere, the lights have to be somewhere - there are some really specific things about it, and it's just hell. You find...
  • St Timothy in Global Politician
    True, as Timothy Gregory writes in A History of Byzantium, by the twelfth century there was a new individuality in Byzantine arts: "The mosaics and frescoes of the period abandon the abstractness of earlier art and the figures are depicted more in a...
  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan in International Herald Tribune
    If there are certain problems that arise from the abstractness of article 301 of the penal code, we are open to suggestions to make the article more concrete,Erdogan told reporters at the start of the meeting.

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