Abstractly
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Abstractly

English

Etymology

From Middle English abstractly; equivalent to abstract +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

Adverb

abstractly (comparative more abstractly, superlative most abstractly)

  1. 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.
  2. separately; absolutely [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
    matter abstractly considered

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References

  1. ^ "abstractly" in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ->ISBN, page 10.

Middle English

Alternative forms

Etymology

From abstract +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ab'straktli:/, /ab'straktli:t?(?)/

Adverb

abstractly

  1. (rare) reclusively; while practising a monastic lifestyle.
  2. (rare) totally, completely.

Descendants

  • English: abstractly
References

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