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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OBJECTIVES

They won all their first objectives, and captured over 200 prisoners.

It is hoped that one division will be sufficient for the attainment of these objectives.

Group Two had worked out a procedure for accomplishing these objectives.

The objectives of love, we see, are not abstract, but specific and concrete.

These objectives may or may not be economically rational or morally justifiable.

It must have objectives, but these objectives are not necessarily of value in themselves.

But I found out later that we held on to all of our objectives.

Now, our boys are over with all their objectives well defined.

We were able to take all our objectives and consolidate them.

The first objectives were gained on the left and in the centre, but the cost was high.

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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nounpolitical stance, promises
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