English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "abstract"

I much prefer something more realistI don't really like abstract art, such as that done by Picasso. I much prefer something more realist.

It can be quite difficult to really define abstract ideas, such as love or friendship.

One's capacity for abstract thinking is quite limited until a certain age.

It is best to teach arithmetic to children using solid objects such as apples or toys in order to introduce abstract concepts like addition and subtraction.

The truly great artist must be able to do realistic portraits before moving on to abstracts.

Averil Coxhead has noted that academic vocabulary tends to be connected to abstract ideas rather than concrete ones.

Al Capp once said that abstract art is a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

A calendar is just man's abstract representation of the solar year.

Death is kind of an abstract idea for very young children, who think that the person will wake up or somehow come back to them.

I find abstract paintings such as those by Picasso kind of stupid.

Explaining a game to children in words is sometimes too abstract for them; it is usually better to demonstrate it.

One's ability to reason logically and abstractly is increased through the study of mathematics.

It is unrealistic to expect to be able to discuss abstract topics in a foreign language unless you are willing to spend a great deal of time in second language study.

The earliest immigrants to Australia painted abstract designs on rocks about 60,000 years ago.

The religious painting of Islam consists mainly of abstract patterns.

Someone once joked that the abstract artist who sees things he cannot paint, decides to paint things he cannot see.

William Manchester once stated, Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another.

The masks made by the Fang people of Gabon are said to be a concrete expression of the abstract world of the spirits.

When I went parachuting, we were so high up that the actual height seemed kind of abstract, and it wasn't as scary as jumping off the 7 meter diving board at the swimming pool.

We can describe most things in our environment at a variety of levels of abstraction, from very broad and general categories, to very narrow and specific terms.

Discussion question: Do you prefer abstract art or realistic art?

Find someone who likes abstract art.


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