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Grammatical objects are nouns or pronouns that complete the meaning of verbs and prepositions. Additionally, almost any group of words that functions as a noun can be an object, such as noun phrases, noun clauses, gerunds, and infinitives.

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ob·ject

 (ŏb′jĭkt, -jĕkt′)
n.
1. Something perceptible by one or more of the senses, especially by vision or touch; a material thing.
2.
a. A focus of attention, feeling, thought, or action: a product that was so bad it became an object of derision.
b. A limiting factor that must be considered: Since money is no object, let's eat at that fancy place.
3. The purpose, aim, or goal of a specific action or effort: the object of the game. See Synonyms at intention.
4. Grammar
a. A noun, pronoun, or noun phrase that receives or is affected by the action of a verb within a sentence.
b. A noun or substantive governed by a preposition and typically following it.
5. Philosophy Something intelligible or perceptible by the mind.
6. Computers
a. A discrete item than can be selected and maneuvered, such as an onscreen graphic.
b. In object-oriented programming, a structure that combines data and the procedures necessary to operate on that data.
v. (əb-jĕkt′) ob·ject·ed, ob·ject·ing, ob·jects
v.intr.
1. To present a dissenting or opposing argument; raise an objection: objected to the testimony of the witness.
2. To be averse to or express disapproval of something: objects to modern materialism.
v.tr.
To put forward in or as a reason for opposition; offer as criticism: They objected that discipline was lacking.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin obiectum, thing put before the mind, from neuter past participle of Latin obicere, to put before, hinder : ob-, before, toward; see ob- + iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots. V., from Middle English obiecten, from Old French objecter, from Latin obiectāre, frequentative of obicere.]

ob·jec′tor n.
Synonyms: object, protest, demur, remonstrate, expostulate
These verbs mean to express opposition to something, usually by presenting arguments against it. Object implies the expression of disapproval or distaste: "I took some criticism from Democrats who objected to the tax cut or to the fact that we were making the agreement at all" (Bill Clinton).
Protest suggests strong opposition, usually forthrightly expressed: The manager protested the umpire's decision. To demur is to raise an objection that may delay decision or action: We proposed a revote, but the president demurred. Remonstrate implies the presentation of objections, complaints, or reproof: "The people of Connecticut ... remonstrated against the bill" (George Bancroft).
To expostulate is to express objection in the form of earnest reasoning: The teacher expostulated with them on the foolhardiness of their behavior. See Also Synonyms at intention.

object

(ˈɒbdʒɪkt)
n
1. a tangible and visible thing
2. a person or thing seen as a focus or target for feelings, thought, etc: an object of affection.
3. an aim, purpose, or objective
4. informal a ridiculous or pitiable person, spectacle, etc
5. (Philosophy) philosophy that towards which cognition is directed, as contrasted with the thinking subject; anything regarded as external to the mind, esp in the external world
6. (Grammar) grammar a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase whose referent is the recipient of the action of a verb. See also direct object, indirect object
7. (Grammar) grammar a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase that is governed by a preposition
8. no object not a hindrance or obstacle: money is no object.
9. (Computer Science) computing a self-contained identifiable component of a software system or design: object-oriented programming.
[C14: from Late Latin objectus something thrown before (the mind), from Latin obicere; see object2]

object

(əbˈdʒɛkt)
vb
1. (tr; takes a clause as object) to state as an objection: he objected that his motives had been good.
2. (often foll by: to) to raise or state an objection (to); present an argument (against)
[C15: from Latin obicere, from ob- against + jacere to throw]
obˈjector n

ob•ject

(n. ˈɒb dʒɪkt, -dʒɛkt; v. əbˈdʒɛkt)
n.
1. anything that is visible or tangible and is relatively stable in form.
2. a thing, person, or matter to which thought or action is directed: an object of investigation.
3. the end toward which effort or action is directed; goal; objective.
4. anything that may be apprehended intellectually: objects of thought.
5. a noun, noun phrase, or pronoun representing either the goal or recipient of the action of a verb or the goal of a preposition, as ball in I hit the ball, her and question in He asked her a question, or table in under the table. Compare direct object, indirect object.
6. Computers. any item that can be individually selected or manipulated, as a picture, data file, or piece of text.
v.i.
7. to offer a reason or argument in opposition.
8. to express or feel disapproval, dislike, or distaste.
v.t.
9. to state or cite in opposition: They objected that the rules were unfair.
[1325–75; (n.) Middle English < Medieval Latin objectum something thrown down or presented (to the mind) < Latin objectus, past participle of objicere=ob- ob- + -jicere, derivative of jacere to throw; (v.) Middle English: to argue against « Latin objectāre to throw or put before, oppose]
ob•jec′tor, n.

object

Object can be a noun or a verb. When it is a noun, it is pronounced /'ɒbdʒekt/. When it is a verb, it is pronounced /əb'dʒekt/.

1. used as a noun

You can refer to anything that has a fixed shape and that is not alive as an object.

I looked at the shabby, black object he was carrying.
The statue was an object of great beauty.

A person's object is their aim or purpose.

My object was to publish a new book on Shakespeare.
The object, of course, is to persuade people to remain at their jobs.
2. used as a verb

If you object to something, you do not approve of it, or you say that you do not approve of it.

Residents can object to these developments if they wish.
Many people objected to the film.

If you object to doing something, you say that you don't think you should do it.

I object to paying for services that should be free.
This group did not object to returning.

You use an -ing form, not an infinitive, after object to.

If it is clear what you are referring to, you can use object without 'to'.

The men objected and the women supported their protest.
Other workers will still have the right to object.

If you want to say why someone does not approve of something or does not agree with something, you can use object with a that-clause. For example, you can say 'They wanted me to do some extra work, but I objected that I had too much to do already'. This is a fairly formal use.

The others quite rightly object that he is holding back the work.

object


Past participle: objected
Gerund: objecting

Imperative
object
object
Present
I object
you object
he/she/it objects
we object
you object
they object
Preterite
I objected
you objected
he/she/it objected
we objected
you objected
they objected
Present Continuous
I am objecting
you are objecting
he/she/it is objecting
we are objecting
you are objecting
they are objecting
Present Perfect
I have objected
you have objected
he/she/it has objected
we have objected
you have objected
they have objected
Past Continuous
I was objecting
you were objecting
he/she/it was objecting
we were objecting
you were objecting
they were objecting
Past Perfect
I had objected
you had objected
he/she/it had objected
we had objected
you had objected
they had objected
Future
I will object
you will object
he/she/it will object
we will object
you will object
they will object
Future Perfect
I will have objected
you will have objected
he/she/it will have objected
we will have objected
you will have objected
they will have objected
Future Continuous
I will be objecting
you will be objecting
he/she/it will be objecting
we will be objecting
you will be objecting
they will be objecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been objecting
you have been objecting
he/she/it has been objecting
we have been objecting
you have been objecting
they have been objecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been objecting
you will have been objecting
he/she/it will have been objecting
we will have been objecting
you will have been objecting
they will have been objecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been objecting
you had been objecting
he/she/it had been objecting
we had been objecting
you had been objecting
they had been objecting
Conditional
I would object
you would object
he/she/it would object
we would object
you would object
they would object
Past Conditional
I would have objected
you would have objected
he/she/it would have objected
we would have objected
you would have objected
they would have objected

object

The part of a sentence that denotes the person or thing affected by the action, usually a noun or substantive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.object - a tangible and visible entityobject - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
physical entity - an entity that has physical existence
whole, unit - an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity; "how big is that part compared to the whole?"; "the team is a unit"
location - a point or extent in space
good luck charm, charm - something believed to bring good luck
curio, curiosity, oddment, peculiarity, rarity, oddity - something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
draw, lot - anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it"
film - a thin coating or layer; "the table was covered with a film of dust"
hoodoo - something believed to bring bad luck
je ne sais quoi - something indescribable
keepsake, souvenir, relic, token - something of sentimental value
makeweight, filler - anything added to fill out a whole; "some of the items in the collection are mere makeweights"
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
prop, property - any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie; "before every scene he ran down his checklist of props"
snake - something long, thin, and flexible that resembles a snake
stuff - miscellaneous unspecified objects; "the trunk was full of stuff"
small beer, trivia, triviality, trifle - something of small importance
paring - (usually plural) a part of a fruit or vegetable that is pared or cut off; especially the skin or peel; "she could peel an apple with a single long paring"
catch - anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching); "he shared his catch with the others"
commemorative - an object (such as a coin or postage stamp) made to mark an event or honor a person
discard - anything that is cast aside or discarded
finding - something that is found; "the findings in the gastrointestinal tract indicate that he died several hours after dinner"; "an area rich in archaeological findings"
floater - an object that floats or is capable of floating
fomite, vehicle - any inanimate object (as a towel or money or clothing or dishes or books or toys etc.) that can transmit infectious agents from one person to another
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
growth - something grown or growing; "a growth of hair"
hail - many objects thrown forcefully through the air; "a hail of pebbles"; "a hail of bullets"
head - a rounded compact mass; "the head of a comet"
ice - the frozen part of a body of water
dry land, ground, solid ground, terra firma, earth, land - the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground"
land, soil, ground - material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
moon - any object resembling a moon; "he made a moon lamp that he used as a night light"; "the clock had a moon that showed various phases"
neighbor, neighbour - a nearby object of the same kind; "Fort Worth is a neighbor of Dallas"; "what is the closest neighbor to the Earth?"
remains - any object that is left unused or still extant; "I threw out the remains of my dinner"
ribbon, thread - any long object resembling a thin line; "a mere ribbon of land"; "the lighted ribbon of traffic"; "from the air the road was a grey thread"; "a thread of smoke climbed upward"
shiner - something that shines (with emitted or reflected light)
vagabond - anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place; "pirate ships were vagabonds of the sea"
wall - anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect; "a wall of water"; "a wall of smoke"; "a wall of prejudice"; "negotiations ran into a brick wall"
web - an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving; "the trees cast a delicate web of shadows over the lawn"
2.object - the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)object - the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
goal, end - the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means"
grail - the object of any prolonged endeavor
business - an immediate objective; "gossip was the main business of the evening"
point - the object of an activity; "what is the point of discussing it?"
thing - a special objective; "the thing is to stay in bounds"
3.object - (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon; "the object of the verb"
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
object of a preposition, prepositional object - the object governed by a preposition
direct object, object of the verb - the object that receives the direct action of the verb
indirect object - the object that is the recipient or beneficiary of the action of the verb
retained object - an object in a passive construction
grammatical constituent, constituent - (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction
4.object - the focus of cognitions or feelings; "objects of thought"; "the object of my affection"
cognitive content, mental object, content - the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
antipathy - the object of a feeling of intense aversion; something to be avoided; "cats were his greatest antipathy"
bugbear, hobgoblin - an object of dread or apprehension; "Germany was always a bugbear for France"; "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds"--Ralph Waldo Emerson
execration - the object of cursing or detestation; that which is execrated
center of attention, centre of attention, center, centre - the object upon which interest and attention focuses; "his stories made him the center of the party"
hallucination - an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode; "he refused to believe that the angel was a hallucination"
infatuation - an object of extravagant short-lived passion
love, passion - any object of warm affection or devotion; "the theater was her first love"; "he has a passion for cock fighting";
5.object - (computing) a discrete item that provides a description of virtually anything known to a computer; "in object-oriented programming, objects include data and define its status, its methods of operation and how it interacts with other objects"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Verb1.object - express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent; "She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with"; "When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license"
disapprove, reject - deem wrong or inappropriate; "I disapprove of her child rearing methods"
demur, except - take exception to; "he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday"
take exception, challenge - raise a formal objection in a court of law
carp, cavil, chicane - raise trivial objections
mind - be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by; "I don't mind your behavior"
remonstrate - argue in protest or opposition
make a stink, raise a stink, raise hell - take strong and forceful action, as to object or express discontent; "She raised hell when she found out that she wold not be hired again"
2.object - be averse to or express disapproval of; "My wife objects to modern furniture"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"

object

1
noun
1. thing, article, device, body, item, implement, entity, gadget, contrivance, thingummyjig (informal) an object the shape of a coconut
2. purpose, aim, end, point, plan, idea, reason, goal, design, target, principle, function, intention, objective, intent, motive, end in view, end purpose, the why and wherefore The object of the exercise is to raise money for charity.
3. target, victim, focus, butt, recipient She was an object of pity among her friends.
no object unimportant, irrelevant, immaterial, of no consequence, of no account, not worth mentioning, of no moment Although he was based in Wales, distance was no object.

object

2
verb
1. protest against, oppose, say no to, kick (against) (informal), argue against, draw the line (at something), take exception, raise objections, cry out against, complain against, take up the cudgels against, expostulate against A lot of people objected to the plan.
protest against accept, welcome, approve, like, comply with, consent to, take on board

object

noun
1. Something having material existence:
2. One that exists independently:
3. A separate and distinct portion of matter:
4. What one intends to do or achieve:
Idioms: end in view, why and wherefore.
verb
1. To express opposition, often by argument:
Informal: kick, squawk.
Idioms: set up a squawk, take exception.
2. To have an objection:
3. To have or express an unfavorable opinion of:
Translations
شَيءشَيّءٌمَفعول بِههَدَفيَعْتَرِض
předmětnamítnout
objekttinggøre indvendingerhensigtmål
ese
esinekohdeobjektioliovastustaa
אוביקטחפץמושא
predmetobjekt
tárgy
andlaghluturmótmælatakmark
オブジェクト
물체
iebilstmērķisobjektspapildinātājspriekšmets
przedmiotdopełnienieobiekt
lucruobiect
predmetugovarjaticiljobjekt
objekt
วัตถุสิ่งของ
vật thể

object

1 [ˈɒbdʒɪkt]
A. N
1. (= item) → objeto m
I was forbidden to lift heavy objectstenía prohibido levantar objetos pesados
see also sex C
2. (= focus) → objeto m
the economy was the object of heated discussionla economía fue el objeto de una acalorada discusión
the object of her hatred/loveel objeto de su odio/su amor
she was an object of pity to allera objeto de conmiseración para todos
he became an object of ridiculequedó en ridículo
3. (= aim) → objetivo m
their main object was to make moneysu principal objetivo era hacer dinero
what's the object of doing that?; what object is there in doing that?¿de qué sirve hacer eso?
the object of the exercise is to raise money for charitylo que se persigue con esto es recaudar dinero con fines benéficos
that's the whole object of the exercisede eso precisamente se trata
with this object in mind or in viewcon este objetivo or propósito en mente
4. (= obstacle)
I want the best, money is no objectquiero lo mejor, no importa cuánto cueste
I want to have a great holiday, money is no objectquiero tirarme unas vacaciones estupendas, el dinero no es problema
money is no object to himel dinero no es problema or obstáculo para él
5. (Gram) → complemento m
direct/indirect objectcomplemento m directo/indirecto
B. CPD object clause N (Gram) → proposición f en función de complemento
object language N (Comput) → lengua f objeto
object lesson N (fig) it was an object lesson in how not to drive a carfue un perfecto ejemplo de cómo no conducir un coche
object pronoun N (Gram) → pronombre m que funciona como objeto
direct/indirect object pronounpronombre m que funciona como objeto directo/indirecto

object

2 [əbˈdʒekt]
A. VTobjetar
"you can't do that," he objected-no puedes hacer eso -objetó
he objected that there wasn't enough timepuso la objección de que or objetó que no tenían suficiente tiempo
B. VI
1. (= disapprove) → oponerse
I won't go if you objectno iré si te opones
if you don't objectsi no tiene inconveniente
to object to sth: a lot of people will object to the bookmucha gente se opondrá al libro
I wouldn't object to a bite to eatno diría que no a algo que comer
to object to sb: she objects to my friendsno le gustan mis amigos
I would object to Paul but not to Robert as chairmanme opondría a que Paul fuera presidente, pero no a que lo fuera Robert
to object to sb doing sth: he objects to her drinkingno le gusta que beba
do you object to my smoking?¿le molesta que fume?
do you object to my going?¿te importa que vaya?
2. (= protest) → oponerse, poner objeciones
he didn't object whenno su opuso or no puso objeciones cuando ...
he objected in the strongest possible termsse opuso de la manera más enérgica
I object! (frm) → ¡protesto!
we objected strongly but were outvotednos opusimos enérgicamente pero perdimos la votación
I object to that remark!¡ese comentario no lo tolero!
3. (Jur) the prosecution objects to splitting the casesla acusación se opone a dividir los casos
the defence can object to three jurorsla defensa puede objetar a tres miembros del jurado

object

[ˈɒbdʒɪkt]
n
(= thing) → objet m
a familiar object → un objet familier
(= purpose) → objet m
the object of her visit → l'objet de sa visite
what's the object of doing that? → quel est l'intérêt de faire cela?
(= problem) money is no object → l'argent n'est pas un obstacle
I'd buy them if money were no object → Je les achèterais si l'argent n'était pas un obstacle.
distance is no object → la distance n'est pas un obstacle
[feeling] → objet m
an object of ridicule → un objet de ridicule
to be the object of sb's affection → être l'objet de l'affection de qn
young Eileen, the object of his desires → la jeune Eileen, l'objet de ses désirs
complément m d'objet
[əbˈdʒɛkt] viprotester
I object! → je proteste!
to object that ... → objecter que ...
he objected that → il a objecté que ...
object to
vt fus
(= dislike) → ne pas être d'accord avec qch
to object to doing sth → ne pas être d'accord pour faire qch
I object to spending £40 on champagne → Je ne suis pas d'accord pour dépenser 40 livres sur du champagne.
to object to sb doing sth → ne pas être d'accord pour que qn fasse qch
Some doctors object to nurses prescribing drugs → Certains médecins ne sont pas d'accord pour que les infirmiers prescrivent des médicaments.
Do you object to my smoking?
BUT Voyez-vous une objection à ce que je fume?.
(= raise objections to) [+ proposal] → opposer des objections à

object

:
object clause
nObjektsatz m
object deletion
n (Gram) → Unterdrückung fdes Objekts

object

1
n
(= thing)Gegenstand m, → Ding nt; (Philos, abstract etc) → Objekt nt, → Ding nt; he treats her like an objecter behandelt sie wie ein Ding or Objekt; she became an object of pitymit ihr musste man Mitleid haben; he was an object of scorner war die Zielscheibe der Verachtung; the cat is the sole object of her loveihre ganze Liebe gilt ihrer Katze
(= aim)Ziel nt, → Absicht f, → Zweck m; with this object in view or in mindmit diesem Ziel vor Augen; with the sole object (of doing)mit dem einzigen Ziel or nur in der Absicht(, zu …); he has no object in lifeer hat kein Ziel im Leben or kein Lebensziel; what’s the object (of staying here)?wozu or zu welchem Zweck (bleiben wir hier)?; the object of the exerciseder Zweck or (fig also)Sinn der Übung; that defeats the objectdas macht es sinnlos, das verfehlt seinen Sinn or Zweck; he made it his object to …er setzte es sich (dat)zum Ziel, zu …
(= obstacle)Hinderungsgrund m; money/distance is no objectGeld/Entfernung spielt keine Rolle, Geld/Entfernung (ist) nebensächlich
(Gram) → Objekt nt; direct/indirect objectdirektes/indirektes Objekt, Akkusativ-/Dativobjekt nt
(inf, = odd thing) → Ding nt, → Dings nt (inf); (= odd person)Subjekt nt, → Vogel m (inf)

object

2
vidagegen sein; (= make objection, protest)protestieren; (= be against: in discussion etc) → Einwände haben (to gegen); (= raise objection)Einwände erheben; (= disapprove)Anstoß nehmen (→ to an +dat), → sich stören (→ to an +dat); to object to something (= disapprove)etw ablehnen or missbilligen; I don’t object to thatich habe nichts dagegen (einzuwenden); if you don’t objectwenn es (Ihnen) recht ist, wenn Sie nichts dagegen haben; do you object to my smoking?stört es (Sie), wenn ich rauche?, haben Sie etwas dagegen, wenn ich rauche?; he objects to my drinkinger nimmt daran Anstoß or er hat etwas dagegen, dass ich trinke; I object to your toneich verbitte mir diesen Ton; I object to people smoking in my living roomich verbitte mir, dass in meinem Wohnzimmer geraucht wird; I object most strongly to his smokingich missbillige es aufs Äußerste, dass er raucht; I object most strongly to his argumentich lehne seine Argumentation energisch ab; I object to him bossing me aroundich wehre mich dagegen, dass er mich (so) herumkommandiert; I object to orange curtains with green wallpaperVorhänge in Orange mit grünen Tapeten, da protestiere ich!; she objects to all that noisesie stört sich an dem vielen Lärm; he doesn’t object to the odd drinker hat nichts gegen ein Gläschen ab und zu (einzuwenden); I object!ich protestiere!, ich erhebe Einspruch (form); to object to a witness (Jur) → einen Zeugen ablehnen
vteinwenden

object

1 [ˈɒbdʒɪkt] n
a. (gen) → oggetto
she was an object of ridicule → era oggetto di scherno
b. (aim) → scopo, intento, obiettivo
with this object in view or in mind → in vista di questo scopo
with the object of doing → al fine di fare
what's the object of doing that? → a che serve farlo?
expense is no object → non si bada a spese
c. (Gram) → complemento
direct/indirect object → complemento oggetto/indiretto

object

2 [əbˈdʒɛkt]
1. vt to object thatobiettare che
2. viavere da obiettare su
if you don't object → se non hai obiezioni
to object to sb doing sth → disapprovare che qn faccia qc
she objects to my behaviour → lei disapprova il mio comportamento
do you object to my smoking? → la disturba se fumo?
I object! (frm) → mi oppongo!

object1

(ˈobdʒikt) noun
1. a thing that can be seen or felt. There were various objects on the table.
2. an aim or intention. His main object in life was to become rich.
3. the word or words in a sentence or phrase which represent(s) the person or thing affected by the action of the verb. He hit me; You can eat what you like.

object2

(əbˈdʒekt) verb
(often with to) to feel or express dislike or disapproval. He wanted us to travel on foot but I objected (to that).
objection (əbˈdʒekʃən) noun
1. an expression of disapproval. He raised no objection to the idea.
2. a reason for disapproving. My objection is that he is too young.
obˈjectionable (-ˈdʒekʃə-) adjective
unpleasant. a very objectionable person.
obˈjectionably adverb

object

شَيّءٌ předmět objekt Gegenstand αντικειμένο objeto esine objet predmet oggetto 물체 object gjenstand przedmiot objeto предмет objekt วัตถุสิ่งของ nesne vật thể 物体

ob·ject

n. objeto, cosa;
v. objetar, oponerse, tener inconveniente.

object

n objeto
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Such hours are beautiful to live, but very hard to describe, so I will leave it to the imagination of my readers, merely saying that the house was full of genuine happiness, and that Meg's tender hope was realized, for when Beth woke from that long, healing sleep, the first objects on which her eyes fell were the little rose and Mother's face.
She became attached to inanimate objects, and because it was her own, could not bare to have anyone touch the furniture of her room.
The dresser, and the great walnut wardrobe which held all my clothes, even my hats and shoes, I had pushed out of the way, and I considered them non-existent, as children eliminate incongruous objects when they are playing house.
It is impossible to say what unlooked-for remark this short and silent communication, between two such singular men, might have elicited from the white man, had not his active curiosity been again drawn to other objects.
Curiosity is natural to the soul of man, and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections.
It being her first day of complete estrangement from rural objects, Phoebe found an unexpected charm in this little nook of grass, and foliage, and aristocratic flowers, and plebeian vegetables.
Literature, its exertions and objects, were now of little moment in my regard.
At this I was able to straighten myself; I went the rest of the way up; I made, in my bewilderment, for the schoolroom, where there were objects belonging to me that I should have to take.
All visible objects, man, are but as pasteboard masks.
in a word, the position of the whale's eyes corresponds to that of a man's ears; and you may fancy, for yourself, how it would fare with you, did you sideways survey objects through your ears.
The boundaries of the farm, the grove, the wood-lot, passed by her dizzily, as she walked on; and still she went, leaving one familiar object after another, slacking not, pausing not, till reddening daylight found her many a long mile from all traces of any familiar objects upon the open highway.
And, finally, in 1787 one of the declared objects for ordaining and establishing the Constitution was "TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION.