All of the texts were abstruse to Mike. From LearnThat.org.
The professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
Adjective : abstruse theories. From Dictionary.com.
Very enthusiastic, I remember they said you were, on certain abstruse points in comparative philology. From Wordnik.com. [The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective] Reference
Madam, all minds are not gifted with the necessary qualities which the delicacy of those fine sciences called abstruse require. From Wordnik.com. [The Magnificent Lovers (Les Amants magnifiques)] Reference
(And as long as you're looking stuff up, please check "abstruse" for me.). From Wordnik.com. [CourierPostOnline.com - News] Reference
Newspapers are busy with extracts; -- much complaining that it is "abstruse," neological, hard to get the meaning of. From Wordnik.com. [The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol. I] Reference
The audiences were intense because the issues were large, if abstruse. From Wordnik.com. [Longfellow: A Founder] Reference
On matters of foreign policy, the language of yuai is similarly abstruse. From Wordnik.com. [The Real Yukio Hatoyama] Reference
Her lectures were principally devoted to the abstruse subject of Scientific. From Wordnik.com. [The Romance of Mathematics Being the Original Researches of a Lady Professor of Girtham College in Polemical Science, with some Account of the Social Properties of a Conic; Equations to Brain Waves; Social Forces; and the Laws of Political Motion.] Reference
The central issues of intellectual property are not technical, abstruse, or arcane. From Wordnik.com. [The Public Domain Enclosing the Commons of the Mind] Reference
So they read it again and again, even learning the more abstruse sentences by heart. From Wordnik.com. [The Book-Hunter at Home] Reference
Horatian and Homeric flowers, to devote to some abstruse study, perhaps local politics. From Wordnik.com. [Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878] Reference
With scholars and philosophers they held their own in abstruse and abstract discussions. From Wordnik.com. [An American Suffragette] Reference
He never willingly engaged in argument of any kind, nor conversed upon abstruse subjects. From Wordnik.com. [A Biographical Sketch of the Life and Character of Joseph Charless In a Series of Letters to his Grandchildren] Reference
Old George chuckled rather provokingly, and seemed to be taken up with some abstruse calculation. From Wordnik.com. [The Story of the White-Rock Cove] Reference
It was undoubtedly cipher, but whether a simple or abstruse one Foyle was in no position to judge. From Wordnik.com. [The Grell Mystery] Reference
He published treatises on various subjects which are replete with abstruse and visionary theories. From Wordnik.com. [Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery] Reference
But as Henry Kissinger has said about less abstruse matters, "It has the added virtue of being true.". From Wordnik.com. [Faster Than What?] Reference
The pastor and the rabbi can, no doubt, find abstruse scriptural justifications for their angry actions. From Wordnik.com. [A Symposium: What Is Moderate Islam?] Reference
Besides, astronomy is no child's play, nor are its abstruse problems to be mastered by superficial meddlers. From Wordnik.com. [Moon Lore] Reference
By this social history we do not mean, moreover, something abstruse and academic suited for the college alone. From Wordnik.com. [The Psychology of Nations A Contribution to the Philosophy of History] Reference
A problem lies large before us -- complicated, abstruse even, yet -- suitably to the subject -- a delicate one!. From Wordnik.com. [Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844] Reference
A sense that one thing causes another forms synapses that will eventually support more abstruse concepts of causality. From Wordnik.com. [How To Build A Baby's Brain] Reference
Consequently silence upon these somewhat abstruse reasonings was his safeguard against ridicule in the event of failure. From Wordnik.com. [The Flaw in the Sapphire] Reference
The prelate, in the abstruse and almost unintelligible language of exaggerated mysticism, endeavored to fulfil the trust. From Wordnik.com. [The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)] Reference
Despite their efforts to make statis-tics accessible to laymen, they serve up a crunchy mix of data and abstruse reasoning. From Wordnik.com. [Iq] Reference
As an abstruse and esoteric doctrine, it was strictly confined to the priests, or to the favoured few who were admitted to initiation. From Wordnik.com. [The Superstitions of Witchcraft] Reference
But I am becoming abstruse -- quite too much so, considering the simple, practical truths to which I am seeking to introduce my reader. From Wordnik.com. [Lessons in Life A Series of Familiar Essays] Reference
Although their arguments are often abstruse, participants believe they are necessary for the coherence and integrity of religious faith. From Wordnik.com. [Is God Listening?] Reference
Like Talmudic scholars looking for proof of an abstruse theory, U.S. officials pored over Assad's utterances, seeking signs of flexibility. From Wordnik.com. [On The Road To Damascus] Reference
To say the least, her dissertation topic was abstruse: the use of Italian architecture as a setting in English drama of the Jacobean period. From Wordnik.com. [WHO SAYS THERE'S NO SECOND ACT?] Reference
He must reduce them to a common centre, and then he can proceed to calculate the abstruse problems in connection with the figures described. From Wordnik.com. [The Romance of Mathematics Being the Original Researches of a Lady Professor of Girtham College in Polemical Science, with some Account of the Social Properties of a Conic; Equations to Brain Waves; Social Forces; and the Laws of Political Motion.] Reference
One of the trickiest parts of the dispute touches on the abstruse-sounding concept of "collective defense," which some conservatives are pushing. From Wordnik.com. [Law of the Land] Reference
Java, was deputed to superintend the solution of abstruse professional problems, between the short and hasty visits of Dutch and English engineers. From Wordnik.com. [Through the Malay Archipelago] Reference
One factor that adds to the long lines: the length of this year's ballots, which in Broward County numbers 11 pages, packed with abstruse amendments. From Wordnik.com. [Quick, Pick A Winner] Reference
The common school boys in Newry also found no difficulty in the exercise, as applied to the abstruse and difficult sciences of anatomy and physiology. From Wordnik.com. [A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education] Reference
She had a compulsion to organize things according to their size or colour or according to some other abstruse algorithm that clicked through her mind. From Wordnik.com. [White Woman] Reference
There is little that is abstruse in any of these ideas, and the very young child is not too young to know something of these wider aspects of the social life. From Wordnik.com. [The Psychology of Nations A Contribution to the Philosophy of History] Reference
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