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EtymologyEdit

abstract +‎ -ly

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AdverbEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0198605751), page 10