Synonyms for abstracted

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ab-strak-tid
Phonetic Transcription : æbˈstræk tɪd

Définition of abstracted

Origin :
  • "abridgement or summary of a document," mid-15c., from abstract (adj.). The general sense of "a smaller quantity containing the virtue or power of a greater" [Johnson] is recorded from 1560s.
  • adj preoccupied
Example sentences :
  • He is silent and abstracted, like one just returned from the cave of Trophonius.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • Ossipon sat rigid, with the abstracted gaze of mental travail.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • Mary looked up at him with that abstracted gaze with which we weigh and judge.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • Had it been abstracted while the letter was still in his office?
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • I understood, abstracted four of the five kittens, and disappeared.
  • Extract from : « Concerning Cats » by Helen M. Winslow
  • "I've noticed she has seemed depressed, or abstracted," he replied.
  • Extract from : « The Mystery of Murray Davenport » by Robert Neilson Stephens
  • It must be restored to the experience from which it has been abstracted.
  • Extract from : « The Child and the Curriculum » by John Dewey
  • The captain's dispatches are examined and the only document of real value is abstracted.
  • Extract from : « The Snare » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Exercise them now, and conjecture me who could have abstracted the body from the church.
  • Extract from : « The Shame of Motley » by Raphael Sabatini
  • Not half an hour after the keys had been abstracted, he raised the alarm.
  • Extract from : « Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess » by Henry W. Fischer

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