from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In an abstruse manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an abstruse or recondite manner; in a manner not to be easily understood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a manner difficult to understand
While the history of '00s New York dance-rock tilts toward the Rapture and LCD Soundsystem, the band known abstrusely as !!!
Hippocrates had once abstrusely opined that cancer was “best left untreated, since patients live longer that way.”
Especially in time of stress, of war or social unrest, men have felt a certain callousness about the interests of the abstrusely remote scholar.
Tablet which, however misconstrued at first as an exposition of the science of divination, was later recognized to have unravelled, on the one hand, the mystery of the Musta_gh_á_th_, and to have abstrusely alluded, on the other, to the nineteen years which must needs elapse between the
"A day's journey by tonga matures acquaintanceships wonderfully," he observed abstrusely.
Mary Virginia often talked as the alchemists used to write -- cryptically, abstrusely, as if to hide the golden truth from all but the initiate.
He contrived to preserve, in the most abstrusely philosophical of these writings, a simplicity and clarity which, although they have not commended him to professional metaphysicians, make his attitude to the problems of metaphysics extremely intelligible.
He calculated abstrusely the practicable shortness of the two routes from
For myself I have been entirely _idle, _ -- I dare not even say, too abstrusely _occupied; _ for I have merely been _looking_ at the
This Chapter, which cannot, when it is printed, amount to so little as an hundred pages, will of necessity greatly increase the expense of the work; and every reader who, like myself, is neither prepared nor perhaps calculated for the study of so abstruse a subject so abstrusely treated, will, as I have before hinted, be almost entitled to accuse you of a sort of imposition on him.
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