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I looked over at my friend, but he just glanced about the room abstractedly.
Shipwrecked while returning from a royal wedding, victims of Prospero's "rough magic" wander abstractedly like tourists trapped in a maze.
More abstractedly, we might say that Israel has penetrated the time of the temporary (the occupation) and inlayed it with the perpetual (the settlements), thereby producing a new non-temporal sphere within its territory of occupation which is beyond the scope of its law.
Every tendency to deal with [legal contests] abstractedly, to
This gradual 'extinction' of the influence of monopoly is well traced by Cournot in a discussion masterly, but limited by a particular condition, which may be called uniformity of price, not (it is submitted) abstractedly necessary in cases of imperfect competition.
raised his fist in Barcelona and had painted abstractedly for Horizon .
We can recall Chardin's young man here, for example, blowing carefully and abstractedly into his soap bubble, placed in the double frame of window and painting so as to face us and thus precisely dramatize that in his world of engrossment in the bubble before him, we are forgotten and immaterial.
Fearless of coming to an end, she allowed pauses, during which she thought, or picked up a book and turned over a page abstractedly, almost idly.
Titled Slipping Glimpse, 2006, this barely there photographic image alludes to the elusiveness of a glimpse as it figures forth, albeit abstractedly, horizon lines fleetingly visible between trees, the peripheral vision elided by the framing of the camera, the way photographs cut through the real, and thus, finally, the intertwining of apparatus and perception.
From one view--perhaps ours today, courtesy of the Romantics--any category with the stamp of the "personal" is privileged over that which is abstractedly removed from one's own experience.
He abstractedly bites his fingernails, he runs his index finger back and forth under his nose, and his table manners are little short of shocking," reveals the mysterious Lieutenant Colonel PW.
He abstractedly bites his fingernails, he runs his index finger back and forth under his nose and his table manners are little short of shocking" - An unnamed German officer on Hitler's personal habits.