Adjective "objecting" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A material thing that can be seen and touched.
  1. 'small objects such as shells'
  2. 'The community traded with the world, and designed and manufactured to sell into that market, including very ornate objects and fancy materials.'
  3. 'The photogram technique uses only light, an object and light-sensitive materials, such as ice, water and glass.'
  4. 'In the language center, for instance, toddlers learn vocabulary by touching and feeling available objects as they practice the names of the items and the sound of the letter.'
  5. 'Don't touch metallic objects like ice axes, crampons, tent poles, or jewelry.'
  6. 'Is it the result of the consumerist culture that has gripped us, or the need to possess material objects in order to reassure ourselves of our own worth?'
  7. 'Scarcity seems equally intractable at first - the Internet is certainly not going to eliminate shortages of material objects or time or ability.'
  8. 'The group's knowledge of everyday objects and materials will then be tested through a quiz and the children will discover how fragments of history can help us build up a picture of the past.'
  9. 'Women's status in the law was reduced to that of material objects and possessions.'
  10. 'Just as in art everything depends on a limited but skillful use of color and sounds, so too the art of living demands a limited but skillful use of material objects.'
  11. 'Visitors to museums disregard cautionary boards and touch objects.'
  12. 'This was unsatisfactory because the external object is something foreign or hostile to self-consciousness.'
  13. 'Schopenhauer's second class of objects for the mind is made up of concepts.'
A person or thing to which a specified action or feeling is directed.
  1. 'he hated being the object of public attention'
  2. 'The object of their attention is not a group of beautiful Bollywood starlets or the latest icon of Hindi pop.'
  3. 'The women screamed in unison all eager to be the object of Joe's attention if only for a second, but all too timid to volunteer.'
  4. 'The issues are the object of ongoing investigations.'
  5. 'But the object of all this attention could not be more unassuming.'
  6. 'But he has links to men who are the object of a federal investigation into a West Coast laboratory.'
  7. 'While the object of his investigation is novel, his conclusions will be familiar to students of nineteenth-century America.'
  8. 'Despite being the object of much attention right now, the struggle for control over content probably isn't very meaningful to mass audiences.'
  9. 'When I was much younger, I was the object of attention for one thing - my derrière.'
  10. 'The romance became public when the object of her affection, a Swiss named Franco, announced plans to divorce his wife.'
  11. 'My dislike increases to hate when the object of my desire is a pair of work shoes in summer.'
  12. 'To reap the benefits of exercise on your sex life, plan more active dates with the object of your affection.'
  13. 'The text of the Preamble to the Convention is an important source for determining its object and purpose.'
  14. 'In 1899 he founded the magazine World of Art, with the object of interchanging artistic ideas with Western Europe.'
  15. 'That preliminary record is then published with the object of inviting comments and objections from persons interested either in the subsistence of the right of way or to deny its subsistence.'
  16. 'The genesis, the objective aim, object and commercial purpose of the transaction and its factual matrix are important as older authorities show.'
  17. 'And, what is the value, the object, the purpose of having those words in the Constitution?'
  18. 'I do not accept that they, or the Lee / Eadie conversation, are admissible as showing the object and purpose of the saving provision.'
  19. 'The object and purpose of the Foreshore and Seabed Bill were set out clearly in clause 2A and clause 3.'
  20. 'The question is the extent to which the object in nature as goal remains the same.'
  21. 'A new military expedition was launched with the object of proceeding to the second stage of the original plan, now that the first had failed: the Grand Canal was to be cut at Nanjing.'
A noun or noun phrase governed by an active transitive verb or by a preposition.
  1. 'Using a straight news story, circle all the direct objects in blue, the indirect objects in red, and the objects of prepositions in green.'
  2. 'Earlier forerunners rely entirely on intransitive or quasi-transitive verbs, with the object preceded by a preposition.'
  3. 'Verbs can be either transitive or intransitive a transitive verb governs an object, whereas an intransitive verb does not.'
A data construct that provides a description of anything known to a computer (such as a processor or a piece of code) and defines its method of operation.
  1. 'In order to put the Mason components and Perl objects on separate computers, we somehow need the ability to call an object method across a network.'
  2. 'What is new is the scope and scale of the application of rich metadata to a much wider variety of content objects - intranets, extranets and even the Web.'
  3. 'This method provides the ServletConfig object for initializing the servlet's parameters.'


Say something to express one's opposition to or disagreement with something.
  1. with clause 'the boy's father objected that the police had arrested him unlawfully'
  2. 'I was hoping we might have got a bit more support from local police, but they didn't object to it.'
  3. 'What we object to are the attitudes that lurk beneath the surface his writing such as the persistent and recurring notion that contemporary art is guilty until proven innocent.'
  4. 'No child custody issues were implicated whatsoever under the Ninth Circuit ruling, only the father's rights to object to unconstitutional conduct.'
  5. 'Only the police may object to conversion, and then only on crime prevention grounds.'
  6. 'Trouble is, like many concerned carnivores, I object to the way most U.S. beef is raised.'
  7. 'However, the project has already prompted a barrage of protest from people who object to unsightly turbines on the land.'
  8. 'With that in mind, I must heartily object to Jane's hypothetical above.'
  9. 'Those who disagree with the practice may object to this definition but I think it is quite accurate.'
  10. 'However, in this legislation there is no opportunity for the police to object to the concealment occurring if a person meets the criteria of the Act.'
  11. 'Those who object to it argue that it misrepresents half the human race and reinforces male bias and social dominance.'
  12. 'Bryant objects this very circumstance to the authenticity of the Iliad'

More definitions

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 medical investigation.

3. the end toward which effort or action is directed; goal; purpose: Profit is the object of business.

4. a person or thing with reference to the impression made on the mind or the feeling or emotion elicited in an observer: an object of curiosity and pity.

5. anything that may be apprehended intelle

More examples(as adjective)

"governments can be objecting."


(object)Late Middle English: from medieval Latin objectum ‘thing presented to the mind’, neuter past participle (used as a noun) of Latin obicere, from ob- ‘in the way of’ + jacere ‘to throw’; the verb may also partly represent the Latin frequentative objectare.


no object
the object of the exercise