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Definition influenced by personal belief, feelings, or preferences (rather than being based purely upon fact)

In grammar, subjective can refer to a noun or pronoun inflection that indicates the relationship between terms in a sentence. For example, in "She ran home," she is the subject of the verb ran and the sentence is in the subjective (aka nominative) case.
  • a subjective judgment
  • Existing evaluations are largely subjective. The union wants objective criteria, so our employees will know how to succeed and will not need to worry about bias.
  • I have come to the conclusion that my subjective account of my motivation is largely mythical on almost all occasions. I don't know why I do things.
    J. B. S. Haldane
  • Marilla was not given to subjective analysis of her thoughts and feelings.
    Montgomery, Lucy Maud  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Many besides Angel have learnt that the magnitude of lives is not as to their external displacements, but as to their subjective experiences.
    Hardy, Thomas  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles - A Pure Woman
  • Nature and literature are subjective phenomena; every evil and every good thing is a shadow which we cast.
    Emerson, Ralph Waldo  --  Essays, Second Series
  • Zillah's lintscapes are termed "subjective,"
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • Did he not realize how subjective Alice's visions were.'
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • One quality of such places as I am trying to define is that a very large part of them is personal and subjective.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • In truth, categorizing talents is a subjective, haphazard business; every talent is unique, never exactly the same thing twice.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Otherwise you're being subjective in a way that is not at all fair to the accused.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • The market for football players was rooted in subjective judgments and ancient prejudices.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • But something was missing in my imaginative efforts; my flights of imagination were too subjective, too lacking in reference to social action.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • Hegel said that 'truth is subjective/ thus rejecting the existence of any 'truth' above or beyond human reason.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • Marilla was not given to subjective analysis of her thoughts and feelings.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • The time as we know it subjectively is often the chronology that stories and novels follow: it is the continuous thread of revelation.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer's Beginnings
  • Then I looked at Wolf Larsen, but there was nothing subjective about his state of consciousness.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Some seek their own subjective and unchanging dream of a woman in all women.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • All this irritation is purely subjective.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • "Murderis a subjective term," Maggie hissed.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host

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