objectless


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objectless

(ˈɒbdʒɪktləs)
adj
having no objective or goalhaving no specific object as a goal or aim
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But in the morning, when I woke without that cheering hope that had been my secret comfort and support so long, and all this day, when I have wandered about restless and objectless, shunning my husband, shrinking even from my child, knowing that I am unfit to be his teacher or companion, hoping nothing for his future life, and fervently wishing he had never been born, - I felt the full extent of my calamity, and I feel it now.
Before pronouncing judgment, however, be it remembered, how objectless was my life, and how little there was to engage my attention.
Vague and objectless anxiety in the present, and in the future a continual sacrifice leading to nothing--that was all that lay before him.
Both became overshadowed by a new and indefinable horror; and when I awoke - or rather when I shook off the lethargy that bound me in my chair- my whole frame thrilled with objectless and unintelligible fear.
What will be the end, the end of her objectless wandering, apart from all love, caring for human beings only through her pride, clinging to life only as the hunted wounded brute clings to it?
Yet a chance traveller might pass by; and I wish no eye to see me now: strangers would wonder what I am doing, lingering here at the sign-post, evidently objectless and lost.
He roamed from chamber to chamber with hurried, unequal, and objectless step.
The objects of fashion may be frivolous, or fashion may be objectless, but the nature of this union and selection can be neither frivolous nor accidental.
And I was about to turn away, withdrawing my privacy from his fatuous, objectless attempts to test what sort of stuff it was made of, when he laid down his pipe in an extremely significant manner, you know, as if a critical moment had come, and leaned sideways over the table be- tween us.
The cliff was not in the way or anything; but this objectless blasting was all the work going on.
The house was readily found; for there were still many persons gazing up at the closed shutters, with an objectless curiosity, from the opposite side of the way.
18) Unlike secondary narcissism-based as it is on processes of identification-nonidenficatory relationships are objectless and hence closer to queer subject formation.