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From Middle English abstractly; equivalent to abstract + -ly
- (US) (key): /æb'st?ækt.li/
abstractly (comparative more abstractly, superlative most abstractly)
- 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
From abstract + -ly.
- (key): /ab'straktli:/, /ab'straktli:t?(?)/
- (rare) reclusively; while practising a monastic lifestyle.
- (rare) totally, completely.