"he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"
"abstract words like `truth' and `justice'"
"a large abstract painting"
"Let's abstract away from this particular example"
Pure, Abstract, Incorporeal Substances.
Abstract words, such as glory, honour, courage, or hallow were obscene.
The Importunities of Company or Business, which would abstract him from his Beloved [Poetry].
Try to consider this problem in the abstract.
He always tries to deal with problems in the abstract and never thinks of the practical details.
I like cats in the abstract, but I can't bear this one.
Legal questions rarely exist in the abstract; they are based on real cases.
We've only discussed the question in the abstract so far.
It is no use agreeing to a holiday in the abstract; it depends on where you are willing to go.