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  • adjective rare superlative form of abstruse: most abstruse.

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Examples

  • The abstrusest ideas we can have are all from two sources.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • No language has a better supply of simple words for the narration of events than the Welsh, and simple words are the proper garb of narration; and no language abounds more with terms calculated to express the abstrusest ideas of the meta-physician.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • He had not a particularly complex mind, or he might have stuck for a time at that “inadvertently willed,” embracing, as it does, the abstrusest problems of voluntary action; but as it was, the idea came to him with a quite acceptable haziness.

    The Man Who Could Work Miracles

  • He alike delighted in the imaginative beauty of poetry, and the abstrusest problems in science -- the romantic and the real -- the creative fancy and unwearied research of a truly great mind.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 20, No. 561, August 11, 1832

  • The abstrusest elements of the common law are impressed into a disciplined service.

    Is Shakespeare Dead?

  • Hollond's tastes were on the borderlands of sciences, where mathematics fades into metaphysics and physics merges in the abstrusest kind of mathematics.

    The Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies

  • He had not a particularly complex mind, or he might have stuck for a time at that "inadvertently willed," embracing, as it does, the abstrusest problems of voluntary action; but as it was, the idea came to him with a quite acceptable haziness.

    The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories

  • He had not a particularly complex mind, or he might have stuck for a time at that "inadvertently willed," embracing, as it does, the abstrusest problems of voluntary action; but as it was, the idea came to him with a quite acceptable haziness.

    Tales of Space and Time

  • His abstrusest thoughts became rhythmical and clear when chaunted to their own music.

    Famous Reviews

  • A man who may be wise as the world counts wisdom, and able to pierce with acute analysis to the depth of the abstrusest philosophic problem, may nevertheless find himself hopelessly baffled by some quite common fact of life, such as how to treat a wayward son, or a sinful woman.

    The Empire of Love

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