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Object

As a verb, to take exception to something; to declare or express the belief that something is improper or illegal.As a noun, the thing sought to be accomplished or attained; aim; purpose; intention.

One might, for example, object to the admission of particular evidence at a trial.

The object of a civil suit, for example, might be to be compensated in the form of damages for an injury incurred.

object

1) v. to ask the court not to allow a particular question asked of a witness by the opposing lawyer on the basis that it is either legally not permitted or in its wording is confusing or improper in its "form." An attorney may also object to an answer on the basis that it is not "responsive," to the question, on the basis a witness is limited to answering a question and is not allowed to make unsolicited comments. The trial attorney must be alert and quick in order to object before the witness answers. This is called an "objection" and must be based on a specific list of legal restrictions on questions. 2) n. a particular thing. 3) n. an aim or purpose, as "the object of the contract..." (See: objection)

object

noun aim, butt, commodity, concern, corporeal body, design, destination, end, final cause, finis, goal, item, material product, material substance, matter, point, propositum, purpose, subject, substance, target, ultimate purpose

object

verb attack, be at variance, be averse, call in question, challenge, complain, contra dicere recusare, controvert, criticize, demur, disagree, disapprove, dispute, dissent, enter a demurrer, enter a protest, except, express an objection, express disapproval, find fault, oppose, protest, put forward in opposition, quarrel, resist, state by way of objection, state opposition, take exception
See also: article, ban, basis, cause, collide, complain, condemn, conflict, confront, connotation, content, contest, counter, counteract, criticize, demonstrate, demur, deprecate, design, destination, determinant, disaccord, disagree, disallow, disapprove, disown, dissent, doubt, end, entity, expostulate, fight, goal, idea, intent, intention, item, meaning, motive, negate, oppose, oppugn, point, predetermination, project, protest, purpose, pursuit, reason, recipient, reject, remonstrate, reprehend, signification, target
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The unfinished past repeatedly imposes itself on his present, trying to end, but all he clearly knows of it is unfocused regret and objectless desire, or, as he himself put it, "immeasurable sadness.
Rather, by cuing our bodies in this way, it seems to evoke an aimless wandering of thought which might manifest itself in a mood of boredom, melancholia, or objectless happiness.
In the branch office portion of an ADN is the WAN optimisation controller (WOC), which uses objectless caching techniques to reduce the number of bits that flow over the network, and shapes TCP traffic using prioritisation and other optimisation techniques," he explains.
The Numinous or Awful is that of which we have this, as it were, objectless or disinterested fear--this awe" ("Is Theism Important?
As though experimenting with the theory of attention and its relaxation that Wordsworth discovered with his ear to the ground, the poet conjures a state of objectless alarm through the extending and relaxing movement back and forth-in intervals-between exertions of attention.
By assessing Stephen's masturbating, punished, and artistic hand in Joyce's text as instances of the polymorphous perverse, I conclude by arguing that it is in the objectless self-reflexivity of art that Stephen's most productive form of prehensile perversity might be deemed possible.
No doubt the colors Figarella employs--black, white, and red--are what make one think of Malevich's Suprematism; it could also be the eclipse that is suggested here, echoing the Russian painter's black square, the objective world obscured behind the objectless.
Later on, when she is accused of traffic with clothes, cosmetics, and foreign currency, the hairdresser asks her to buy some perfumes, as if somebody wanted her to own those proofs to the earlier objectless accusations, enough to justify the often threats with prison.
Objectless of proposed tariff changes to encourage technological up- gradation and competitiveness of the industry by reducing tariff rates on CKD both locally and non-locally made
But he was, Twain added, "an objectless bear--a bear that meant nothing in particular, signified nothing.
The suggestion of movement into the future as an objectless void and of the dissolution of the self so as to vacate any standpoint of continuity on the basis of which alone past and future as temporal perspectives are possible leaves Gerontius feeling he "must needs decay / And drop from out the universal frame / Into that shapeless, scopeless, blank abyss" (22-24).
For Lacan sublimation is, in part, the realisation that desire is objectless, that it is unanswerable and the result of the incommensurability of meaning with being; an awareness that it corresponds to the gap constituted by meaning's inability to fully incorporate being (or the gap being remains in meaning).