from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The property or quality of being abstractive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The quality of being abstractive; abstractive property.
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- noun The property of being
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abstractive + -ness
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Maddening it must have been to know by their own experience, derived from the far-off past, that no monuments had much chance of duration, except precisely those small ones of medals and sculptured gems, which, if durable by metallic substance and interesting by intrinsic value, were in the same degree more liable to loss by shipwreck, fire, or other accidents applying to portable things, but above all furnished no field for more than an intense abstractiveness.
The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 2 Thomas De Quincey 1822
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