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as in:  an objective viewpoint

By any objective analysis, you would have to agree that...
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objective objectively objectivity objectiveness
Strongly Associated with:   subjective
Objective is often contrasted with subjective—which means "influenced by personal belief, feelings, or preferences (rather than being based purely upon fact)."
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  • By any objective analysis, you would have to agree that...
  • There were lots of rumors, but no objective evidence.
  • Complete objectivity is hard for people to attain when making personal decisions.
  • The bank insisted upon an objective appraisal of the house before they would give a loan.

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  • He slapped her face with amazing objectivity and repeated the question.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Objectively, I can see the mutts and Cato’s death are as gruesome as ever, but again, I feel it happens to people I have never met.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • This was the stamp James Taggart had dreaded, from which there was no escape: the stamp and proof of objectivity.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • I can observe in myself as objectively as might a mind ten centuries away.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • ...the man complaining about her ability, had listened to her ... under conditions of perfect objectivity, and in that unbiased moment, he had said, "That’s who we want!" and sent the remaining trombonists packing.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • The knife of subjectivity-and-objectivity had cut Quality in two and killed it as a working concept.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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  • We are taught in this business to leave our emotions out of a story, to view things with pure and perfect objectivity, but that was impossible on this story.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • As soon as Brian began, Miles slipped into a different posture, that of someone who wanted to listen objectively, without interruption, the way he’d been trained as a sheriff.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • In Mary Holmes’ garden the first narcissus bloomed on the first day of August, the day the radio announced, with studied objectivity, cases of radiation sickness in Adelaide and Sydney.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies...
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Always ask an objective question.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • My objective opinion as a female is that if you add Kyle to your band, you will double your female fan base.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • How could he be objective?
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The basic idea of science-that there was a new way to look at reality, that it was objective, that it did not depend on your beliefs or your nationality, that it was rational-that idea was fresh and exciting back then.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • he saw himself for a split second in a lurid objective light:
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • If one is to be objective one must acknowledge that Eisenstein is a genius.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • There were no objective criteria for deciding to put someone into seclusion.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Leavitt had pointed out that all men, no matter how scientifically objective, had several built-in biases when discussing life.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Ryan had trained himself to be objective.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Let’s take an objective look at what happened with Garrett, shall we?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • Socrates felt that it was necessary to create a tension in the mind so that individuals could rise from the bondage of myths and half truths to the unfettered realm of creative analysis and objective appraisal,...
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • That sounds like an objective researcher!
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Of course, I couldn’t really verify either of these things completely, as the only objective view was the mirror on the back of the closet door, which was now facing the wall so that, in her words, I wouldn’t see myself until I was "done."
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • Words like PHENOMENON, ELEMENT, INDIVIDUAL (as noun), OBJECTIVE, CATEGORICAL, EFFECTIVE, VIRTUAL, BASIS, PRIMARY, PROMOTE, CONSTITUTE, EXHIBIT, EXPLOIT, UTILIZE, ELIMINATE, LIQUIDATE, are used to dress up simple statements and give an air of scientific impartiality to biased judgments.
    George Orwell  --  Politics and the English Language
  • I’m telling you this, Dallas, so that you know up front I have no objectivity on this case.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • You’ll need to have the objectivity, and the sensitivity of a counselor to write the book that should be written on Hawkins Hollow…
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Inquests of stunning objectivity were held and Annie learned for the first time how facts could be so subtly rearranged to render different truths.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • In the first place I knew the countryside, and in the second I had friends and relatives by marriage, and such a situation makes objectivity practically impossible,
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • You’re an objective journalist.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • MARY With strange objective calm.
    Eugene O’Neill  --  Long Day’s Journey into Night
  • But each of us has been taught that effective decision making requires an objective assessment of the situation.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • All this has led me to feel that in my search for a political formula, I should be absolutely impartial and objective.
    Nelson Mandela  --  I Am Prepared to Die
  • It’s not as simple as taking your word for it. I have a job to do, a responsibility to the victim, to the system. I have to stay objective, and I—
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • But even during the Renaissance, and as long as Western art was endeavoring to perfect its technique, victories in this realm could only be signalized by success in realistic imitation, since there was no other objective criterion at hand.
    Clement Greenberg  --  Avant-garde and Kitsch
  • Cameron confesses, "I may not have always been satisfactorily balanced; I always tended to argue that objectivity was of less importance than the truth."
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • "Esper evidence isn’t admitted in court."

    "True, but once an Esper discovers guilt he can always uncover objective evidence to support his peeping."
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Irony means taking an objective or inverted view of oneself or of something belonging to oneself and discovering oddness in that.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • Atticus Finch had watched Henry’s ragged pursuit of his daughter with benign objectivity, giving advice when asked for it, but absolutely declining to become involved.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • So much was going on that I couldn’t objectively evaluate if we had presented enough evidence to change the picture of the case.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • No matter how hard I tried to regard them with scientific objectivity, I could not resist the impact of their individual personalities.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Objectively, it was nothing special.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I think emotions are clouding your objectivity just a bit.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • I suspect there would be something silly about him, if I could see him objectively.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • It would be difficult to find objectivity.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • ’You take things too seriously, Chaplain,’ Colonel Cathcart told him bluntly with an air of adult objectivity.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
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