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01. I don't really like [abstract] art, such as that done by Picasso. I much prefer something more realist.
02. It can be quite difficult to really define [abstract] ideas, such as love or friendship.
03. One's capacity for [abstract] thinking is quite limited until a certain age.
04. 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.
05. The truly great artist must be able to do realistic portraits before moving on to [abstracts].
06. Averil Coxhead has noted that academic vocabulary tends to be connected to [abstract] ideas rather than concrete ones.
07. Al Capp once said that [abstract] art is a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
08. A calendar is just man's [abstract] representation of the solar year.
09. 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.
10. I find [abstract] paintings such as those by Picasso kind of stupid.
11. Explaining a game to children in words is sometimes too [abstract] for them; it is usually better to demonstrate it.
12. One's ability to reason logically and [abstractly] is increased through the study of mathematics.
13. 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.
14. The earliest immigrants to Australia painted [abstract] designs on rocks about 60,000 years ago.
15. The religious painting of Islam consists mainly of [abstract] patterns.
16. Someone once joked that the [abstract] artist who sees things he cannot paint, decides to paint things he cannot see.
17. 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."
18. The masks made by the Fang people of Gabon are said to be a concrete expression of the [abstract] world of the spirits.
19. 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.
20. 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.

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