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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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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.
A poor and objectless education may turn counterproductive at times.
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 parts.
Like Louis Althusser, Badiou sees philosophy as objectless and contentless.
But he was, Twain added, "an objectless bear--a bear that meant nothing in particular, signified nothing.
Without Object (the sublime is objectless, hence its resistance to representational fields)
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).
In Kierkegaard: Construction of the Aesthetic (which Arcades cited often), he argued that the heart of Kierkegaard's work concerned the melancholic response of subjectivity to an objectless condition, and that this objectless condition turns out to be the melancholic reflection of a vacuous bourgeois reality.
When compared to Samuel Beckett and Stephane Mallarme--writers Kristeva considered formally similar to Duras yet more successful in creating literary correlates to the objectless states their works invoked--Duras's stylistic awkwardness held no recuperative dimension.
The broad scope of Tolstoy's notion of feeling extends from mimicry of sensations (excitement, irritation) and objectless moods (merriness, sadness, calmness) causally induced by activities such as laughing or crying through to occurrent emotions incorporating cognitive judgments, propositional attitudes and intentional objects (fear of, devotion toward, admiration of).
The uncertainty of the future and the proximity of death created a strong attachment to life itself, a sort of objectless desire, which easily transformed into violence.