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One could conceive of it as possible to turn toward Him—and reach, the objective.

The outcome of that objective vision was Hamlet—a masterpiece of self-revealing.

At best they can only interpret the mind of the prophet, and can have no objective value.

He cannot pass beyond his own individuality—he has no objective insight.

But the British troops were successful (p. 503) when reaching their objective.

Then in these studies is found an objective universe of truth, law, and order.

Or did he mean to deny that there is an objective standard of truth?

This was the subjective which corresponded to the objective 'All is flux.'

No one saw that this objective was really a subjective, and involved the subjectivity of all knowledge.

For the assertion of the permanence of good is only based on the assumption of its objective character.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, originally in the philosophical sense of "considered in relation to its object" (opposite of subjective), formed on pattern of Medieval Latin objectivus, from objectum "object" (see object (n.)) + -ive. Meaning "impersonal, unbiased" is first found 1855, influenced by German objektiv. Related: Objectively.

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