objection

Definitions

  • "FLATTERY WITH AN OBJECT"
    "FLATTERY WITH AN OBJECT"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n objection (law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter is improper and should not be continued and asks the court to rule on its impropriety or illegality
    • n objection the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
    • n objection the speech act of objecting
    • n objection the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A cutlass in excellent preservation and many other objects from 17th-century Jamestown were found in a large clay borrow pit filled with refuse A cutlass in excellent preservation and many other objects from 17th-century Jamestown were found in a large clay...
Objects found at a 17th-century forge site at Jamestown: blacksmith’s tools, bar iron, a few incomplete items, sword guards, and slag. It appears that the forge was in operation as early as 1625 Objects found at a 17th-century forge site at Jamestown: blacksmith’s tools, bar iron, a few incomplete items, sword...
A few objects recovered at Jamestown which were once used on 17th-century boats—reminders of a day when travel in Virginia was largely by water A few objects recovered at Jamestown which were once used on 17th-century boats—reminders of a day when travel in...
A few objects unearthed at Jamestown which were used for trading with the Indians. Shown are glass beads, scissors, iron knives, a hatchet, and bell fragments A few objects unearthed at Jamestown which were used for trading with the Indians. Shown are glass beads, scissors,...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Psychokinesis refers to the ability of moving objects through psychic power
    • Objection Cause of trouble; sorrow. "He remembers the objection that lies in his bosom, and he sighs deeply."
    • Objection That which is, or may be, presented in opposition; an adverse reason or argument; a reason for objecting; obstacle; impediment; as, I have no objection to going; unreasonable objections. "Objections against every truth."
    • Objection The act of objecting; as, to prevent agreement, or action, by objection .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Every year approximately 2,500 left-handed people are killed by using object or machinery designed for right-handed people
    • n objection The act of objecting or throwing in the way; the act of resisting by words spoken or written, by or without stating adverse reasons or arguments, advancing criticisms, or suggesting difficulties, etc.
    • n objection That which is interposed or presented in opposition; an adverse contention, whether by or without stating the opinion, reason, or argument on which it is founded: as, many objections to that course were urged; the objections of the defendant were overruled.
    • n objection An adverse blow; an attack.
    • n objection Trouble; care; cause of sorrow or anxiety.
    • n objection Synonyms Exception, difficulty, doubt, scruple, cavil, demurrer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1959, the Soviet space probe "Luna Two" became the first manmade object to reach the moon as it crashed onto the lunar surface.
    • n Objection act of objecting: anything said or done in opposition: argument against
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Quotations

  • Simone De Beauvoir
    Simone%20De%20Beauvoir
    “To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.”
  • Heywood Broun
    Heywood%20Broun
    “A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel.”
  • Thomas Faranda
    Thomas Faranda
    “Doing a great job and not meeting the customer's objectives is as useless as doing a poor job within the customer's objectives.”
  • Robert Townsend
    Robert Townsend
    “Is what I'm doing or about to do getting us closer to our objective?”
  • Karl Marx
    Karl%20Marx
    “Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.”

Idioms

Object lesson - An object lesson serves as a warning to others. (In some varieties of English 'abject lesson' is used.)
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. objectio,: cf. F. objection,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. objectāre, a freq. of objicĕre, -jectumob, in the way of, jacĕre, to throw.

Usage

In literature:

There are two kinds of perceptual objects, namely, 'delusive perceptual objects' and 'physical objects.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
The next object that engrossed the attention of the parliament was the settlement of a revenue for the support of the government.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
Papa knows all about it, and never thought of making any objection.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
They have an object; they refer to a state of things.
"George Bernard Shaw" by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Seventeenth week, objects seized are moved toward eyes; grasping at objects too distant (55).
"The Mind of the Child, Part II" by W. Preyer
But, it is sometimes objected, opportunity certainly is responsible for the appearance of much talent that would otherwise never appear.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Had he any object in view in forming it?
"Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith" by Robert Patterson
The difficulty was great, but the object was greater.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
That which is, relatively speaking, an object of necessity at one stage tends to become an ideal or romantic object of the next stage.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
We do not have consciousness of an object, but of the relations existing between several objects.
"The Mind and the Brain" by Alfred Binet
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In poetry:

"I look'd over at Nottman, but ere I could speak,
He shut off the steam, and with one wild shriek,
A whistle took to the air with a bound;
But the object ahead never stirr'd at the sound.
"Nottman" by Alexander Anderson
The Patriot, torn by tyranny
From every best and dearest tie,
From kindred, child, and wife;
From all the objects of his love,
Whose smiles could make an Eden of
This barren wild of life;
"To Samuel Bamford," by Samuel Bamford
We hev tumbled ez dust
Or ez worms of the yearth;
Wot we looked for hez bust!
We are objects of mirth!
They have played us--old Pards of the river!--they hev played us for
all we was worth!
"The Thought-Reader Of Angels" by Francis Bret Harte
Do gooid to yorsen, win wealth, fame, or power,
But i'th' midst ov it all keep this object i' view;
'At the mooar yo possess, let yor self-love sink lower,
An pure pleasur will spring from the gooid yo can do.
"Work Lads!" by John Hartley
But I will to my Father, Who heard thee say it. O most gracious Lord,
If all the hope and comfort that I gather,
Were from myself, I had not half a word,
Not half a letter too oppose
What is objected by my foes.
"Assurance" by George Herbert
Why that was half my project.
Blushing so well becomes the ugly, that
The fair it must make charming--I have ordered
Thy father Nathan hither, and another,
Dost guess who 'tis? one other.--Sittah, you
Will not object?
"Nathan The Wise - Act V" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

In news:

Canadian TV biz objects to Bell's Astral takeover.
The news that Jonah Lehrer fabricated and/or mashed up quotes from Bob Dylan is distressing not just because it was objectively crazy and self-destructive, but because Lehrer is more than just a journalist or even a bestselling author.
The first one consists of locating and matching the objects in the multispectral images.
Political journalists are committed, for the purpose of maintaining objectivity, to the practice of assuming Republicans and Democrats behave as mirror images of each other.
Mysterious object at bottom of Baltic Sea still making news.
UFO rumours swirl after sea crew discovers strange object at bottom of the Baltic Sea.
UFO rumours swirl after sea crew discovers strange object at bottom of the Baltic Sea .
Thin Lizzy Singer Would Have Objected to GOP Using Band's Music, Mom Says.
To Spurs fans over the last 14 seasons, Tim Duncan's bank shot has been a fundamental object of beauty.
Tel Aviv's "White City," an unparalleled collection of 4,000 International Style buildings recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, now has a Bauhaus Museum to display Bauhaus -designed furnishings and related objects.
One-up on China seen as objective.
Benzo 's lawyer Severa Keith stated objections to two of the conditions: the requirement to submit to searches and the stay-away order.
In this web exclusive video, experts discuss the connection between raccoon dexterity , their immense curiosity in objects, and their intelligence.
Archeologists in Bulgaria dug up a collection of gold objects in an ancient Thracian tomb in northern Bulgaria today.
Two alleged partners in crime--nabbed by Endicott police-- -and the stolen object, was a dirt bike .
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In science:

This is because the second assumption is conservative, i.e., a distant object is assumed even if there does not exist any object.
Distributed Detection in Sensor Networks with Limited Range Multi-Modal Sensors
The local logic presented in simulation is modeled on the protocol directly. Nodes check the World object for messages which may have been broadcast within their zone and which the World object deems to have correctly reached them.
Content Sharing for Mobile Devices
The IPHAS catalogue contains high quality photometry for ∼ 200 million objects, equating to over 105 objects per square degree.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
Finally, there are five objects that appear to li e above the unreddened main sequence, these objects are candidate Ha emitters.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
If two objects of identical intrinsic colours, but different absolute magnitude, are to have the same apparent magnitude the more luminous object must be further away, and is likely to be more heavily reddened.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
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