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  • What is your objective?
  • And what did Brother Malcolm say is our objective?   (source)
  • Then a part of me understands, even as I begin to argue against it, that my humiliation was the cause of that pleasure. It was not an accident or side effect. It was the objective.   (source)
  • The group's main objective was to liberate Kashmir's Muslims from Indian rule, but they had recently also become active in Afghanistan.   (source)
  • It appeared that on the same night I had learned about one of writing's objectives, irony, I would also be introduced to one of its pitfalls: the Plot Hole.   (source)
    objectives = goals
  • The pursuit of knowledge, he maintained, was a worthy objective in its own right and needed no external validation.   (source)
    objective = goal
  • We do not attempt to train our dogs to make complex choices between training objectives.   (source)
    objectives = goals
  • Our objective is the Heart Crystal, not vengeance.   (source)
    objective = goal
  • "As she said, your primary objective, to unite the districts, has succeeded," Boggs reminds me.   (source)
  • A few of his conclusions were unshakable: he believed that the death of Herb Clutter had been the criminals' main objective.   (source)
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  • Even that was only a secondary objective.   (source)
  • The truth, it happens, was that Adams and Jefferson both wanted peace with France and each was working to attain that objective, though in their decidedly different ways.   (source)
  • Commerce contributes to these objectives, making payment of taxes easier.   (source)
    objectives = goals
  • Their main objective is to draw the Union Army out into the open where it can be destroyed.   (source)
    objective = goal
  • He kept his telescopic cameras carefully aimed–glued to their moving objective; clapped on a higher power to get a close-up of the frantic and distorted face...   (source)
    objective = object of interest
  • The story has two objectives: the first is to inform the reader how a loving, caring parent can change to a cold, abusive monster venting frustrations on a helpless child; the second is the eventual survival and triumph of the human spirit over seemingly insurmountable odds.†   (source)
  • The first ships we sent to the most distant objectives, the more recent ships to the closer ones.†   (source)
  • One of the prime U.S. objectives was the small inventory of surface-to-air missiles and shoulder-fired antiaircraft missiles, stolen from either the Russians or the old mujahideen.†   (source)
  • "Now you can enter the classroom through custom-made learning materials created with your specific marketing objectives in mind," Lifetime Learning said in one of its pitches to corporate sponsors.†   (source)
  • He remarked to me about the break he was giving me in consideration of my support and new-found objectives.†   (source)
  • Our cavalry had attacked East Prussia and our aircraft were bombarding German military objectives, but meanwhile the superior military power of the enemy kept forcing the Polish army to withdraw from somewhere or other.†   (source)
  • "One of Millennium's objectives is to investigate corporations.†   (source)
  • The ANC was a mass liberation movement that welcomed all those with the same objectives.†   (source)
  • "Then we've got two objectives, kid: One, find Lana,Trina and that cute little whippersnapper.†   (source)
  • If the evolution is a boat race, it can be broken down into even smaller objectives such as paddling.†   (source)
  • Two days later, about forty-five minutes after the first bombs struck military targets outside Baghdad, President Bush addressed the nation and outlined the objectives of what would be a military invasion of Iraq: …. to disarm Iraq, to free its people, and to defend the world from grave danger….†   (source)
  • Their objectives were a series of low, stony ridges cut through with shallow ravines, filled with piles of rubble.†   (source)
  • These weren't his primary objectives.†   (source)
  • Only one thing bothered me: Since I now knew that their real objectives were never revealed at committee meetings I needed some channel of intelligence through which I could learn what actually guided their operations.†   (source)
  • Beyond normal astonishment and curiosity, both of which I will suppress to the best of my ability, I haven't the slightest interest in the objectives of Novgorod.†   (source)
  • All around me, my teammates were racing to their objectives.†   (source)
  • But increasingly we share a common agenda and common objectives: completion of the Single Market and structural economic reform; better conditions for growth and jobs in Europe; successful enlargement; a united and coherent foreign policy voice for Europe; a more effective fight against crime, drugs, illegal immigration and environmental damage; flexible, open and accountable European institutions.†   (source)
  • That score is calculated from various factors: strategic approach, objectives achieved, time elapsed, and such.†   (source)
  • Estermont was an island off Cape Wrath, never one of their objectives.†   (source)
  • What are our objectives?†   (source)
  • The sergeant removed metal caps from the eyepieces and objectives, and swung the binoculars into position.†   (source)
  • They had two objectives: to destroy or take up the torpedoes that the enemy had placed in the Combahee and to bring back to Port Royal as many contrabands as they could entice away from the river area.†   (source)
  • Not in objectives, not in loyalties.†   (source)
  • It is quite another to act in behalf of our dreams, to treat them as objectives that are achievable and worth achieving.†   (source)
  • The main difference between us and the British in India was that they had no real motives for going there-no conscious objectives, that is, except such trivial and temporary ones as trade or hostility to other European powers.†   (source)
  • Even as we lay here men would be searching for us, men who knew this terrain, men who could guess our objectives, who would know where to look.†   (source)
  • Some of the objectives that you name would almost certainly be mined.†   (source)
  • We realize, moreover, that our influence in the club—and the extent to which we can accomplish our objectives and those of our constituents—are dependent in some measure on the esteem with which we are regarded by other Senators.†   (source)
  • "Our objective is to remove Redd from power," Alyss said, loud enough for Dodge to hear.   (source)
    objective = goal
  • Your objective will be to get in the rear of the Union Army.   (source)
  • Your letter to her, and this, her answer to you, failed in their objectives.   (source)
    objectives = goals
  • I had accomplished another major objective.   (source)
    objective = goal
  • Every power ought to be equal to its objective.   (source)
    objective = object of interest
  • Adams's sole objective was to make war on France, Callender asserted.   (source)
    objective = goal
  • Your objective will be that clump of trees… there.   (source)
    objective = object of interest
  • Every POWER ought to be in proportion to its OBJECTIVE.   (source)
    objective = goal
  • An equitable trade agreement with Britain was much the most important and pressing objective.   (source)
  • Staying united will support this great national objective.   (source)
  • Objective was to get him out of Washington and in the open.   (source)
  • However, both constitutions meet their objectives.   (source)
    objectives = goals
  • And local plans and objectives will also influence the decision.   (source)
  • Government is created to accomplish specific objectives.   (source)
  • Its jurisdiction is limited to specific objectives.   (source)
  • It didn't treat Mormonism as the objective of human history, but neither did it discount the contribution Mormonism had made in grappling with the questions of the age.   (source)
    objective = goal
  • First, by beginning your breeding program with dogs you found "excellent in temperament and structure" but of unpedigreed stock, you have made attaining your objective—and I admit I don't fully understand it—immeasurably harder.   (source)
  • This whole question of choice between objectives has been a cause for idle speculation on my part the last few nights, and I have even gone as far as discussing it with my colleagues.   (source)
    objectives = goals
  • Moody was proud of me for negotiating the trip, and I was quietly pleased, knowing that I had accomplished a major objective, but we were both confused about the four women in the white Pakon.   (source)
    objective = goal
  • Though Nye planned to interview these relatives, and anyone else who might have knowledge of the suspect's where-abouts, his main objective was to obtain the aid of the local law agencies.   (source)
  • Shultz now pursued this question with the attorneys themselves, for to discredit them and prove that they had not supplied their clients with the minimum protection was, from the Wichita lawyer's viewpoint, the hearing's principal objective.   (source)
  • It was not his objective to be original, he would explain, only "to place before mankind the common sense of the subject."   (source)
  • Yet here and there in his replies to the patriotic addresses were to be found clear signs that peace, not war, remained his objective.   (source)
  • Respect her limitations to comprehend your objectives, and remember that she is touchy towards criticism of your Dad.   (source)
    objectives = goals
  • Now he moved up and he could see the clump of trees, the one tree like an umbrella, Lee's objective, and then it was gone in smoke.   (source)
    objective = object of interest
  • The objective was clear.   (source)
    objective = goal
  • But he also noted that peace might still be attainable, and, in fact, peace with honor was still his determined objective.   (source)
    objective = object of interest
  • So MUCH HAD HAPPENED in John Adams's life—he had done so much, taken such risks, given so much of himself heart and soul in the cause of his country—that he seems not to have viewed the presidency as an ultimate career objective or crowning life achievement.   (source)
  • For eight difficult, wearisome months, working under the greatest imaginable stress and with the full realization of all that was riding on what transpired in Congress, he had kept his head, kept driving toward the single surpassing objective of independence.   (source)
    objective = goal
  • The objective of these papers is to determine the quality of this Constitution and whether it is a good idea to adopt it.   (source)
  • Adams interpreted such feints and maneuvers to mean the real objective was the Hudson, where Howe would join forces with Burgoyne, but then Adams decided an invasion of Philadelphia must be the plan after all.   (source)
    objective = object of interest
  • Safety: Government's First Objective   (source)
    objective = goal
  • Whatever dreams Hamilton entertained of military glory and empire, America was to have no need of either a standing army or a Bonaparte, which, it is fair to say, was as clear an objective in Adams's mind as was peace with France.   (source)
  • Indeed, the speed at which he moved, his joy in horses that could fly like birds, suggest he was heading for the capital knowing there was a way out of the impasse he had faced since taking office—that out of the gloomiest of times at home had come a first real sense that he might succeed after all in his main objective.   (source)
  • Power Proportionate to Objective   (source)
  • The great difference, however, was that Jefferson was of the opposing party, with differing objectives and principles, and Adams consequently could never count on such loyalty from Jefferson as he had given Washington.   (source)
    objectives = goals
  • The POWERS are not too extensive for the OBJECTIVES of a federal government; or, in other words, for the management of our NATIONAL INTERESTS.   (source)
  • Several things will block the oppressive use of taxation: the people's good sense, the danger of resentments from the States, and the need for local governments to fulfill local objectives.   (source)
  • I'm told objectives are revealed as you go.†   (source)
  • Guys quickly started to pile through and peel off toward their planned objectives.†   (source)
  • They can be responsible for meeting those objectives.†   (source)
  • Secrecy and speed are needed to facilitate attaining the objectives of the negotiation.†   (source)
  • Instead, federal legislators will probably focus on local objectives.†   (source)
  • People don't spontaneously and universally move together towards their objectives.†   (source)
  • Senators will be familiar with the objectives and principles of legislation.†   (source)
  • Federal jurisdiction extends to specific objectives only.†   (source)
  • To judge the proper extent of the federal judiciary, we must consider its objectives.†   (source)
  • In all governments, the community's objectives should prevail over the objectives of its rulers.†   (source)
  • The proposed federal powers are needed to meet the Union's objectives.†   (source)
  • The Constitution needed to address those objectives.†   (source)
  • The United States needs a government with the powers necessary to meet its objectives.†   (source)
  • The States solemnly appointed a convention with big objectives.†   (source)
  • Bored, he ignored the objectives of the game and used the little player-figure, a bear, to explore the animated scenery around him.†   (source)
  • He spoke commands to simulated pilots of four fighters, and instead of merely carrying out the computer's instructions, he was allowed to determine tactics himself, deciding which of several objectives was the most valuable and directing his squadron accordingly.†   (source)
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  • The bank insisted upon an objective appraisal of the house before they would give a loan.
  • Complete objectivity is hard when considering political issues.
    objectivity = understanding based on facts without the influence of personal feelings or preferences
  • They hired an outside consultant to get an objective perspective of the problem.
    objective = fact-based (not influenced by personal feelings or preferences)
  • There were lots of rumors, but no objective evidence.
    objective = fact-based
  • Another legitimate reason to be excused from the jury is if you have now or had in the past such a close relationship with either Miss Clark or Mr. Andrews that you cannot be objective in this case.   (source)
    objective = unbiased (fact-based without the influence of personal feelings or preferences)
  • 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.   (source)
    objectively = in a manner that focuses on facts--not feelings
  • He knew what he wanted the moment his mother posed her question, and he knew what she wanted him to want, despite her attempt at objectivity.   (source)
    objectivity = ignoring personal preferences
  •   "This just isn't scary"
      "It objectively is," she said.   (source)
    objectively = in a manner that focuses on facts--not feelings
  • The objectively correct course of action was something that the majority of my life had taught me was repulsive to an upstanding young man.   (source)
    objectively = based upon facts--not bias
  • 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.   (source)
    objective = fact-based and not influenced by personal feelings or preferences
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  • Always ask an objective question.   (source)
  • "I'm terribly—it was a mistake," I listened objectively to my own voice, "he said something crazy."   (source)
    objectively = in an unbiased, unemotional manner
  • He slapped her face with amazing objectivity and repeated the question.   (source)
    objectivity = lack of personal feeling
  • I know I'm better at debating or carrying on a discussion than Mother, I know I'm more objective, I don't exaggerate as much, I'm much tidier and better with my hands, and because of that I feel (this may make you laugh) that I'm superior to her in many ways.   (source)
    objective = unbiased (fact-based without the influence of personal feelings or preferences)
  • There were no objective criteria for deciding to put someone into seclusion.   (source)
    objective = fact-based and not influenced by personal feelings or preferences
  • She is now quite calm, and is looking at her situation objectively.   (source)
    objectively = in a manner that focuses on facts--not feelings
  • The knife of subjectivity-and-objectivity had cut Quality in two and killed it as a working concept.   (source)
    objectivity = understanding based on facts without the influence of personal feelings or preferences
  • You'll need to have the objectivity, and the sensitivity of a counselor to write the book that should be written on Hawkins Hollow…   (source)
  • How could he be objective?   (source)
    objective = unbiased (fact-based without the influence of personal feelings or preferences)
  • Irony means taking an objective or inverted view of oneself or of something belonging to oneself and discovering oddness in that.   (source)
    objective = fact-based and not influenced by personal feelings or preferences
  • If one is to be objective one must acknowledge that Eisenstein is a genius.   (source)
  • 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."   (source)
    objective = fact-based
  • Let's take an objective look at what happened with Garrett, shall we?   (source)
    objective = fact-based and not influenced by personal feelings or preferences
  • ...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.   (source)
    objectivity = hearing without prejudice (without the influence of personal feelings or preferences)
  • Ryan had trained himself to be objective.   (source)
    objective = to see things in a fact-based manner without the influence of personal feelings or preferences
  • How can you objectively judge your own values?   (source)
    objectively = in an unbiased manner
  • 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—   (source)
    objective = fact-based and not influenced by personal feelings or preferences
  • 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.   (source)
    objectivity = lack of bias (influence of personal feelings or preferences)
  • Inquests of stunning objectivity were held and Annie learned for the first time how facts could be so subtly rearranged to render different truths.   (source)
    objectivity = understanding or decisions based on facts without the influence of personal feelings or preferences
  • I can observe in myself as objectively as might a mind ten centuries away.   (source)
    objectively = without bias (the influence of personal feelings or preferences)
  • This was the stamp James Taggart had dreaded, from which there was no escape: the stamp and proof of objectivity.   (source)
    objectivity = a reality based on facts without the influence of personal feelings or preferences
  • But each of us has been taught that effective decision making requires an objective assessment of the situation.   (source)
    objective = fact-based and not influenced by personal feelings or preferences
  • My objective opinion as a female is that if you add Kyle to your band, you will double your female fan base.   (source)
  • Cameron confesses, "I may not have always been satisfactorily balanced; I always tended to argue that objectivity was of less importance than the truth."   (source)
    objectivity = the quality of considering the facts without the influence of personal preferences or opinions
  • Once the sword is drawn, men's passions rule over their objectivity.   (source)
    objectivity = ability to act or think based on facts rather than feelings
  • 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,...   (source)
    objective = fact-based and not influenced by personal feelings or preferences
  • 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,   (source)
    objectivity = understanding or decisions based on facts without the influence of personal feelings or preferences
  • 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.   (source)
    objectivity = a way of stating the facts without the influence of personal feelings or opinions
  • MARY With strange objective calm.   (source)
    objective = fact-based and not influenced by personal feelings or preferences
  • All this has led me to feel that in my search for a political formula, I should be absolutely impartial and objective.   (source)
  • "Esper evidence isn't admitted in court."
    "True, but once an Esper discovers guilt he can always uncover objective evidence to support his peeping."   (source)
  • deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies...   (source)
    objective = fact-based
  • Is it possible that love is all subjective, or all objective?   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    objective = fact-based and not influenced by personal feelings or preferences
  • In fact, if the reporters whom he was dutifully transcribing had only seen his handiwork, they would have taken off their hats, bowed their heads, and acknowledged that here was a master of objectivity.†   (source)
  • So much was going on that I couldn't objectively evaluate if we had presented enough evidence to change the picture of the case.†   (source)
  • "Well, I think you know my heart's been in the right place, but if you line it up objectively, a man like, say, Mr. Loski adds up to a much better husband and father than a man like me does.†   (source)
  • Objectively, this is an absurdity.†   (source)
  • "So that you don't think that The Grave represents Republicans with even marginal objectivity, allow me to take a minute of your time—while, perhaps, the euphoria of John Kennedy's landslide election here is still high but (I hope) subsiding.†   (source)
  • Words bend our thinking to infinite paths of self-delusion, and the fact that we spend most of our mental lives in brain mansions built of words means that we lack the objectivity necessary to see the terrible distortion of reality which language brings.†   (source)
  • " "Well, my brother's an idiot," I responded reasonably and, to my way of thinking, objectively.†   (source)
  • We study it objectively.†   (source)
  • I realize that if one looks at the matter objectively, one has to concede my father lacked various attributes one may normally expect in a great butler.†   (source)
  • Objectively, it was nothing special.†   (source)
  • It occurs to me, as we cruise the Harbor Freeway past the University of Southern California and the Memorial Coliseum, that I'm doing things I've never done before, and breaking my own standards of journalistic distance and objectivity in the process.†   (source)
  • As objectively as I'm capable of.†   (source)
  • When it is a question of qualities such as these, we can be certain that the senses reproduce them objectively.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I think emotions are clouding your objectivity just a bit.†   (source)
  • She didn't want to compromise her objectivity as the future judge on this case by listening to what the media had to say.†   (source)
  • Up in the press box, Jolly Roger and all the other Wise We Boys had dropped their objectivity.†   (source)
  • "At that moment," Fedarko says, "for the first time in sixteen years of working as a journalist, I lost all objectivity.†   (source)
  • 'You take things too seriously, Chaplain,' Colonel Cathcart told him bluntly with an air of adult objectivity.†   (source)
  • Carla's schoolteacher friend said she knew Jake well and was too close for any objectivity.†   (source)
  • The only scientific objectivity is a machine.†   (source)
  • But looking at it real objectively, I think I understand.†   (source)
  • No matter how hard I tried to regard them with scientific objectivity, I could not resist the impact of their individual personalities.†   (source)
  • I have studied objectively the anthropological arguments, the accepted cliches about cultural and ethnic differences.†   (source)
  • The Demon makes the metaphor not only verbally graceful, but also objectively true.†   (source)
  • He was condemned for being non-objective and having a point of view.   (source)
    objective = unbiased
  • He knows this is a dangerous state of mind: he must preserve his objectivity.   (source)
    objectivity = ability to act or think based on facts without the influence of personal feelings or preferences
  • I'm telling you this, Dallas, so that you know up front I have no objectivity on this case.   (source)
  • That sounds like an objective researcher!   (source)
    objective = fact-based and not influenced by personal feelings or preferences
  • A serious, objective study of the proposed government will strengthen this position.   (source)
    objective = fact-based
  • Though Pilate's wife pleaded for a show of mercy, he made an objective decision.   (source)
    objective = unbiased (fact-based without the influence of personal feelings or preferences)
  • But they are more objective than we might think.   (source)
    objective = fact-based
  • She needs to search for some objective evidence of a supernatural power.   (source)
  • Moral and political principles are not as objective as those of mathematics.   (source)
    objective = fact-based and not influenced by personal feelings or preferences
  • I know you will objectively evaluate these observations.   (source)
    objectively = in an unbiased manner
  • he saw himself for a split second in a lurid objective light:   (source)
    objective = fact-based and not influenced by personal feelings or preferences
  • You believe that reality is something objective, external, existing in its own right.   (source)
    objective = fact-based
  • 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.   (source)
    objective = fact-based and not influenced by personal feelings or preferences
  • Past events, it is argued, have no objective existence, but survive only in written records and in human memories.   (source)
    objective = fact-based without the influence of personal delusions, feelings or preferences
  • Whenever he began to talk of the principles of Ingsoc, doublethink, the mutability of the past, and the denial of objective reality, and to use Newspeak words, she became bored and confused and said that she never paid any attention to that kind of thing.   (source)
  • Maybe we do need fresh eyes, an outsider, objectivity we just don't have.†   (source)
  • He could take the left horn and refute the idea that objectivity implied scientific detectability.†   (source)
  • I couldn't look at it objectively, tied up as it was with my human life being over.†   (source)
  • Quality destroys objectivity every time.†   (source)
  • I'll try to consider it objectively," Edward promised.†   (source)
  • Dualistic excellence is achieved by objectivity, but creative excellence is not.†   (source)
  • Absolute Mind was independent too, both of objectivity and subjectivity.†   (source)
  • Or he could go between the horns and deny that subjectivity and objectivity are the only choices.†   (source)
  • We have been looking at that screw "objectively."†   (source)
  • It would be difficult to find objectivity.†   (source)
  • Objectively, he could describe the chain of events.†   (source)
  • I suspect there would be something silly about him, if I could see him objectively.†   (source)
  • Objectively, that which aids us in carrying out our mission is good, that which hinders us is bad.†   (source)
  • He knew, objectively speaking, that becoming a vampire had made him more attractive.†   (source)
  • A story north of Miami, in Fort Lauderdale, tested my objectivity.†   (source)
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