mental object

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mental object the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
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Usage

In literature:

For a moment she hesitated, as though she were both mentally and physically weighing the objects held in either hand.
"'Smiles'" by Eliot H. Robinson
This object had been cut and shaped by means similar to human hands and human mentality.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
Thus for the psychologist the mental world is a system of mental objects.
"Psychotherapy" by Hugo Münsterberg
It may be objected perhaps that this statement of the paralysis spiritual and mental induced by Infallibility applies also to the Bible.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
The sender then concentrates his mind upon the object to be "found," and mentally wills that the receiver move toward it.
"Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers" by Bhakta Vishita
Nor do the modern schools consider mental development as the sole object of educational endeavor.
"The New Education" by Scott Nearing
The object is mutual improvement for all, in spiritual, mental and physical conditions.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
They must at the same time have an object requiring mental action to attain it.
"Pedagogics as a System" by Karl Rosenkranz
From the opening of the trial to its close, this mental gladiator is an object of wonder and dread.
"Nuts and Nutcrackers" by Charles James Lever
Because they have a mental object.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
Such mental images are, like perceptions, always ideas of particular individual objects.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
This is the principal object to be attained by mental prayer.
"Mary, Help of Christians" by Various
The first object of dread is moral corruption, and not mental error.
"The Essential Faith of the Universal Church" by Harriet Martineau
He had moved in only a few days ago and the chief object of Pavel's visit was to make a mental note of its location.
"The White Terror and The Red" by Abraham Cahan
Here the term is applied not to the mental process, but to anything whether physical or intellectual which is the object of it.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
By "sensations" must be meant sensible objects, not mental events.
"Essays in Experimental Logic" by John Dewey
Where is the passage from the abstract to the concrete, from the mental conception to the objective reality?
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
Akh, if I could also pass in review mentally all the objects in my room!
"The Diary of a Superfluous Man and Other Stories" by Iván Turgénieff
The objects around you have been out of your mental focus.
"Memory" by William Walker Atkinson
His physique, however, is an object of admiration; mentally, he is a child.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray
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In poetry:

The optic nerve has power so keen,
That ev'ry object by it seen
Is stamped upon the brain;
But they of sluggish mental mold
No vivid photograph will hold,
And scarce a scene retain.
"The Five Senses" by Jared Barhite

In news:

A mental health patient who locked himself inside a bathroom with a sharp object prompted a barricade in Northwest on Tuesday, Metropolitan police said.
The film "made plaintiffs the object of ridicule, humiliation , mental anguish and emotional and physical distress, loss of reputation, goodwill and standing in the community," the lawsuit said.
The Minerva man charged with having a handgun in his guest room at the Spread Eagle Tavern in Hanoverton was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation over his strenuous objection.
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