Abstract-term sentence example

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  • 2 The abstract term dates only from the 18th century.
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  • Confusions between abstract and concrete terms are frequent; thus the word "relation," which is strictly an abstract term implying connexion between two things or persons, is often used instead of the correct term "relative" for people related to one another.
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  • The older abstract term is "anthropopathy," literally "attributing human feelings," in sense (b).
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