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[ob-jikt-lis, -jekt-] /ˈɒb dʒɪkt lɪs, -dʒɛkt-/
not directed toward any goal; purposeless; aimless.
having no object:
an objectless preposition.
Origin of objectless
1795-1805; object + -less
Related forms
objectlessly, adverb
objectlessness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But the agencies and sidewalks were filled with men who wandered aimlessly with the objectless shuffle of the unemployed.

    The Breaking Point Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The cliff was not in the way or anything; but this objectless blasting was all the work going on.

    Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
  • My breast heaved, my knees tottered, my whole spirit became possessed with an objectless yet intolerable horror.

  • Twice he turned away and returned to make some objectless remark to me.

    The Motor Pirate George Sidney Paternoster
  • Every man he knew had something to do; he alone was objectless and workless.

    War-time Silhouettes Stephen Hudson
  • How hollow and objectless to-day seemed the results of the last month!

    The Angel of Pain E. F. Benson
  • This movement was almost invariably accompanied by an objectless and fruitless symmetrical movement of the other hand.

    The Story of the Mind James Mark Baldwin
  • He wandered about the town in an objectless way hour after hour, and then went home.

    Of High Descent George Manville Fenn
  • The absolutely consolidated globe of globes would be objectless:therefore not for a moment could it continue to exist.

    Eureka: Edgar A. Poe
  • Why then do you allow us to wander into objectless suppositions and discussions?

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