semi-abstraction love



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  • n. a semiabstract painting


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  • For many Democrats in politics, the market -- the daily machinery of the private economy -- is a semi-abstraction.

    Let's Increase Poverty, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The centrepiece of this show is a six-metre-long woodcut in which suggestions of skeletal spooks and masks are entangled within compositions reminiscent of the geometric semi-abstraction of early Miró or Kandinsky.

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  • As it turned out, the boss was conserving himself for an eruption into unaccompanied semi-abstraction that acted as a fanfare for a sumptuous Ellington medley.

    Sonny Rollins/The Bad Plus

  • I'd argue that the futurists with their passion for speed conveyed more about the real feeling of flying through semi-abstraction than a detailed schematic of a plane or a detailed virtual plane.

    Do virtual worlds liberate us?

  • Idly he turned over the leaves of a first edition of Tennyson's poems, -- pausing here and there to glance at a favourite lyric or con over a well-remembered verse, when the echo of a silvery horn blown clear on the wintry silence startled him out of his semi-abstraction.

    God's Good Man

  • Although Chanda describes her own work as "semi-abstraction," she says she gravitates to works of social commentary. Front Page

  • But, with her weak, troubled sight, she only saw the usual semi-abstraction on her friend’s face.

    The Fox

  • He watched Kate’s face with that gleaming, intense semi-abstraction, a gleam that hung unwavering in his black eyes, and which suddenly reminded Kate of the morning star, or the evening star, hanging perfect between night and the sun.

    The Plumed Serpent


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