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Abstractedly

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Abstra'ctedly. adv. With abstraction, simply, separately from all contingent circumstances.

Or whether more abstractedly we look,
Or on the writers, or the written book:
Whence, but from heav'n, could men unskill'd in arts.
In several ages born, in several parts,
Weave such agreeing truths? or how, or why
Should all conspire to cheat us with a lie?
Unask'd their pains, ungrateful their advice,
Starving their gain, and martyrdom their price.
Dryden's Religio Laici.

Sources: Dryden, John (788)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Abstractedly." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 30, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=1130.


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