Some of those who spoke made sense, she said, but there were others who seemed just as batty and abstracted as the most eccentric tweedy types of yesteryear, despite the Marxian lingo and the earrings.
But we have seen that modern liberal philosophy has begun to emphasize that individuals should be viewed as members of society with mutual obligations rather than as abstracted and isolated individuals.
In the picture, no one is really smiling; Bob Geldof is showing some teeth, but his eyes are closed and he's sort of abstracted ; there's a black guy I can't put a name to in the back who looks quite pleased, but that's it for smiles.
In her abstracted mood Huston's Gretta attends only slightly to Gabriel's anecdote, and there is nothing equivalent to the erotic rebuff that Joyce presented as transitional to the last epiphany.
Yet when I discuss this with non-lawyer friends, many seem worried in an abstracted fashion, as though surveillance were an inconvenience on the order of a nosy and fussbudgety old neighbor.
Though pleasantly matey, he has the fatigued, abstracted air of someone who has been summarising his CV in dressing rooms for three decades.
Solara seemed rather abstracted and unconcerned, but then, she always did.
He began grooming the fur on his wrist in an abstracted sort of way.
Everyone has the same drugged, internal, abstracted look: and why?
Where More is the most abstracted member of the group, Patensen is the most engaged, though his vacant stare has an abstracted quality of its own.