• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Object-soul a vital principle attributed by the primitive mind to inanimate objects
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  • Socrates
    “I was afraid that by observing objects with my eyes and trying to comprehend them with each of my other senses I might blind my soul altogether.”


In literature:

They draw near to the object of their love; and their whole soul does not fill their eyes!
"The Choice of Life" by Georgette Leblanc
The most familiar objects change their aspect with every change of the soul.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
Holbach answers effectively enough the common objection that his fatalism would plunge men's souls into apathy.
"Diderot and the Encyclopædists" by John Morley
Between him and this object there will be possible the closest community of soul.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
Curiosity is natural to the soul of man, and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections.
"The Adventures of Daniel Boone: the Kentucky rifleman" by Uncle Philip
The souls of the departed also become objects of worship.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
To the renovation of the church Theodore Metochites devoted himself heart and soul, and spent money for that object on a lavish scale.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
But it is requisite to perceive objects of this kind by that eye by which the soul beholds such real beauties.
"An Essay on the Beautiful" by Plotinus
Professor Stokes dismisses the "body and soul" theory as "open to very grave objections.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
A blighted human soul is a pathetic object, however paltry the temptation to which it has succumbed.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen

In poetry:

No objects there the eye e'er sees,
But gastly ghosts of all degrees,
And wretched souls that ever weep,
In this unfathomable deep.
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren, (Part 2­), Or A Description Of Hell, An" by Rees Prichard
And if the soul poured out in prayer,
Together with the falling tear,
Be objects of kind Heaven's care,
Then surely, retribution's near.
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell
Repair this mouldering cell,
And, blest with objects found at home,
And envying none their fairer dome,
How pleased my soul should dwell!
"Ode to Health, 1730" by William Shenstone
A serious meditation did employ
My soul within, which taken up with joy
Did seem no outward thing to note, but fly
All objects that do feed the eye.
"Innocence" by Thomas Traherne
Tell me, oh! tell me—shall I meet again
The long lost object of my only love!
—This hope but mine, death were release from pain;
Angel of mercy! haste, and waft my soul above!
"Widowed Love (1)" by Thomas Gent
In man or woman, but far most in man,
And most of all in man that ministers
And serves the altar, in my soul I loathe
All affectation. 'Tis my perfect scorn;
Object of my implacable disgust.
"The Task: Book II. -- The Time-Piece" by William Cowper

In science:

Soul ´e made the first attempt to define a class of objects that s hould be thought of as varieties over F1 and he defines the zeta function of a variety over F1 (cf. ).
Blueprints - towards absolute arithmetic?