Six months earlier, in October 1999, Jerri had made headlines for being the object of a daring airlift rescue at the South Pole.
Inertial mass is the amount of matter in an object, the measure of the resistance an object has when a force pushes it.
“An object lesson in responsibility and kindness,” thinks her father.
On a little reflection, though, the urethra as an object of erotic attention makes some sense.
And for some clients, money was no object in getting their fantasies fulfilled.
Nelson soon assured the Austrian commander that this was not the object of his memorial.
Still, how could it be genuine homesickness when the object of his yearning was beside him?
Some object to liver, therefore the use of it is a matter of taste.
As he straightened, he realized that he was the object of an intense scrutiny.
There was no object upon which his eyes could rest, which was not beautiful.
late 14c., "tangible thing, something perceived or presented to the senses," from Medieval Latin objectum "thing put before" (the mind or sight), noun use of neuter of Latin obiectus "lying before, opposite" (as a noun in classical Latin, "charges, accusations"), past participle of obicere "to present, oppose, cast in the way of," from ob "against" (see ob-) + iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Sense of "thing aimed at" is late 14c. No object "not a thing regarded as important" is from 1782. As an adjective, "presented to the senses," from late 14c. Object lesson "instruction conveyed by examination of a material object" is from 1831.
c.1400, "to bring forward in opposition," from Old French objecter and directly from Latin obiectus, past participle of obiectare "to cite as grounds for disapproval, set against, oppose," literally "to put or throw before or against," frequentative of obicere (see object (n.)). Related: Objected; objecting.