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#1. abstruse (ab-STROOCE), adjective Complex and difficult to comprehend. Abstruse refers to something complex or specialized that requires special effort to grasp. - Author: David Olsen
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#2. Hope is an abstract word. In fact, it is more than just a word; hope is an abstruse concept, meaning different things to each of us during different times and circumstances of our lives. Even politicians know its hold on the human mind, and the mind of the electorate. - Author: Sherwin B. Nuland
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#3. Scriptural doctrine contains not abstruse speculation or philosophic reasoning, but very simple matters able to be understood by the most sluggish mind. - Author: Baruch Spinoza
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#4. The excellence of aphorisms consists not so much in the expression of some rare or abstruse sentiment, as in the comprehension of some useful truth in a few words. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#5. Give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and i am in my own proper atmosphere. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession, or rather created it. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#6. I am as a speck of dust in the sun, and not even so much, in this solemn, mysterious, unknowable universe. - Author: Andrew Carnegie
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#7. Nothing abstruse or ambivalent about it, not a speck of the metaphoric or the symbolic. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#8. As theories increased, simple medicines..were forgotten, at least in the politer nations ... Medical books, were immensely multiplied, ... (towards) an abstruse science, quite out of reach of ordinary men. - Author: John Wesley
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#9. When you're writing stuff that's already clotted with neologisms and trying to get across fairly abstruse concepts, you're already putting a heavy burden on the reader. - Author: Alastair Reynolds
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#10. Abstruse dullness is actually a much more effective shield than is secrecy. - Author: David Foster Wallace
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#11. It was only toward the middle of the twentieth century that the inhabitants
of many European countries came, in general unpleasantly, to the
realization that their fate could be influenced directly by intricate and
abstruse books of philosophy. - Author: Czeslaw Milosz
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#12. I find no quality so easy for a man to counterfeit as devotion, though his life and manner are not conformable to it; the essence of it is abstruse and occult, but the appearances easy and showy. - Author: Michel De Montaigne
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#13. Just as you do not need to be a director to detect a bad movie, you do not need economics, finance, or any other abstruse special knowledge to distinguish between good and bad strategy. - Author: Anonymous
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#14. Omit a few of the most abstruse sciences, and mankind's study of man occupies nearly the whole field of literature. The burden of history is what man has been; of law, what he does; of physiology, what he is; of ethics, what he ought to be; of revelation, what he shall be. - Author: George Finlayson
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#15. Sociology has gone the way of poli-sci and econ, now firmly in the clutches of rabid number crunchers who have abandoned or forgotten the link between their abstruse theoretical musings and the presence of human beings on the planet's surface; - Author: Julie Schumacher
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#16. No matter the technological sophistication of ultramodern molecular research, and no matter the increasingly abstruse terminology of its current literature, the circle of knowledge always returns to its starting point: In order to live, man must have air. - Author: Sherwin B. Nuland
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#17. Because there is such disagreement among the learned about these abstruse matters, we will consider them no further. - Author: Thomas Pyles
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#18. Abstruse speculations contain vertigo. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#19. God is indeed everywhere in everything at all times - in the abstruse as well as the luminous, whether we ourselves can see the hand of God in this moment or not. - Author: Joan D. Chittister
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#20. We have some writers so abstruse and deep that they drown themselves in their fathomless sentences. - Author: Josh Billings
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#21. My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#22. The Britons (say historians) were naked, civilized men, learned, studious, abstruse in thought and contemplation; naked, simple, plain in their acts and manners; wiser than after ages. - Author: William Blake
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#23. Often when religious leaders come together, they talk about a particular sexual ethic, or an abstruse doctrine, as though this, rather than compassion, was the test of spiritual life. - Author: Karen Armstrong
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#24. In your intercourse with sects, the sublime and abstruse doctrines of Christian belief belong to the Church; but the faith of the individual, centred in his heart, is, or may be, collateral to them. Faith is subjective. - Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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#25. The young man never seemed to know what idleness was," marveled Cutler, "and every leisure moment would find the last novel, some English classic or some abstruse book on natural history in his hands. - Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
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#26. In the stock market the more elaborate and abstruse the mathematics the more uncertain and speculative the conclusion we draw therefrom ... . - Author: Michael Lewis
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#27. Scouting is not an abstruse or difficult science: rather it is a jolly game if you take it in the right light. In the same time it is educative, and (like Mercy) it is apt to benefit him that giveth as well as him that receives. - Author: Robert Baden-Powell
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#28. Nature ... is inexorable and immutable; she never transgresses the laws imposed upon her, nor cares a whit whether her abstruse reasons and methods of operations are understandable to men. - Author: Galileo Galilei
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#29. Most of the time the concept of globalization ends up sounding unnecessarily abstruse - even the name itself sounds clunky and highfalutin. - Author: Franklin Foer
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#30. Abstruse and mystic thoughts you must express With painful care, but seeming easiness; For truth shines brightest thro' the plainest dress. - Author: Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl Of Roscommon
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#31. We shall not enter into any of the abstruse definitions of war used by publicists. We shall keep to the element of the thing itself, to a duel. War is nothing but a duel on an extensive scale. - Author: Carl Von Clausewitz
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#32. The greater part of mankind may be divided into two classes; that of shallow thinkers who fall short of the truth; and that of abstruse thinkers who go beyond it. - Author: David Hume
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#33. Mathematics is an obscure field, an abstruse science, complicated and exact; yet so many have attained perfection in it that we might conclude almost anyone who seriously applied himself would achieve a measure of success. - Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
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#34. Man's life as commentary to abstruse [940] Unfinished poem. Note for further use. Dressing - Author: Vladimir Nabokov
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#35. Abstruse questions must have abstruse answers. - Author: Plutarch
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#36. There are greater depths and obscurities, greater intricacies and perplexities, in an elaborate and well-written piece of nonsense, than in the most abstruse and profound tract of school divinity. - Author: Joseph Addison
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#37. Men of Science would do well to talk plain English. The most abstruse questions can very well be discussed in our own tongue ... I make a particular appeal to the botanists, who appear to delight in troublesome words. - Author: Oliver Lodge
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#38. It is very pious to say and prudent to affirm that the holy Bible can never speak untruth
whenever its true meaning is understood. But I believe nobody will deny that it is often very abstruse, and may say things which are quite different from wha. - Author: Galileo Galilei
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