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  • adjective rare comparative form of abstruse: more abstruse

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Examples

  • I cannot refrain from complimenting Mr. Payne upon the admirable way in which he has attacked and mastered all the difficulties of its abstruser passages.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So that nothing can be more superficial than this paradox of the sceptics; and it were well, if, in the abstruser studies of logic and metaphysics, we could as easily obviate the cavils of that sect, as in the practical and more intelligible sciences of politics and morals.

    An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals

  • The setting of a trap for finding out whether it was accidentally done, soon superseded, as a practical piece of cunning, the abstruser inquiry why otherwise it was done.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • If the mind, with greater facility, retains the ideas of geometry clear and determinate, it must carry on a much longer and more intricate chain of reasoning, and compare ideas much wider of each other, in order to reach the abstruser truths of that science.

    An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

  • Wherefore this wanderer to this end spake much of these things, that convicted by those who had truly learned them, it might be manifest what understanding he had in the other abstruser things.

    The Confessions

  • As this abstruser mode of symbolism, if less peculiar to the masonic system, is, however, far more interesting than the one which was treated in the previous essay, -- because it is more philosophical, -- I propose to give an extended investigation of its character.

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry

  • Many who read the abstruser parts of his 'Friend' would complain that his works did not answer to his spoken wisdom.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863

  • Let us now proceed to a brief consideration of the method in which this alphabet of the science is applied to the more elevated and abstruser portions of the system, and which, as the temple constitutes its most important type, I have chosen to call the "Temple Symbolism of Masonry."

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry

  • And, in the first place, there is what may be called an elementary view of this abstruser symbolism, which seems almost to be a corollary from what has already been described in the preceding article.

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry

  • Wherefore this wanderer to this end spake much of these things, that convicted by those who had truly learned them, it might be manifest what understanding he had in the other abstruser things.

    The Fifth Book

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