Only someone already painfully unable to deal with abstraction would draw such a suicidal conclusion.
In the current discourse, these men and women have been reduced to the level of an abstraction—they are “illegals,” or “aliens.”
Truitt came late to abstraction, by way of pictures of picket fences.
It frustrated her to hear other students discussing death as an abstraction, subject to simple moral rules.
They also met with sculptor Ron Nagle, best known for abstraction.
And the great aim of education is the cultivation of the habit of abstraction.
This abstraction is the far-off heaven on which the eye of the mind is fixed in fond amazement.
Another change, among those slight differences that she fancied she observed in him, was his abstraction when reading.
Another says, 'No, not fire in the abstract, but the abstraction of heat in the fire.'
Regarded as matter, it is a mass; regarded as a force, it is an abstraction.
c.1400, "withdrawal from worldly affairs, asceticism," from Old French abstraction (14c.), from Latin abstractionem (nominative abstractio), noun of action from past participle stem of abstrahere (see abstract (adj.)). Meaning "idea of something that has no actual existence" is from 1640s.
abstraction ab·strac·tion (āb-strāk'shən, əb-)
Distillation or separation of the volatile constituents of a substance.
Exclusive mental concentration; absent-mindedness.
A malocclusion in which the teeth or associated structures are lower than their normal occlusal plane.
The selection of a certain aspect of a concept from the whole.