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Oh my word Abject, Object

Oh my word Abject, Object
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Abject is an adjective which indicates hopelessness, miserable or wretched state or condition (The abject state of affairs in the county could drive...

A section of our countrymen live in abject conditions but do they figure in the object of the government? When can India escape from abject poverty?

Abject is an adjective which indicates hopelessness, miserable or wretched state or condition (The abject state of affairs in the county could drive away the visitors); degraded, self-abasing, humble (The abject conditions in the community arose her consciousness); and despicable (He is a figure of abjectness). Derivative of abject are abjectly (adverb), abjectness (noun) and abjection (noun): state of misery or degradation.

Who can object to remove the abjection of a country’s misfortune? Even if an objection is raised against abjection, he or she or that country will be vilified by the social media if not by the traditional media.

“Open markets offer the only realistic hopes of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialised world.” –Kofi Annan

Object is a word that functions as more than one ‘parts of speech’: noun and verb. As a noun it refers to a thing that could be seen and touched (what are the objects that we can find in a polluted river like the Ganges and Yamuna?); action or feeling directed at something or someone (He became the object of attention for the crime he is alleged to have been involved); in grammar the object of a sentence is a noun or its equivalent governed by a verb or preposition (The ball hit the stands: stands is the object of the sentence); in philosophy object refers to something that is beyond the thinking mind or subject.

A simple sentence contains a subject and a verb, and it can also contain an object. Object as a verb means to oppose (he objected to her views on ethics); protest (opposition parties always object to the ruling party’s propositions), disapproval, reluctance (People often give reasons for objecting to someone or something).Derivatives of object are objectless (adjective), objector (noun).

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good. The good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” –Mahatma Gandhi.

How beautiful it could be to see an objectless stream! Objects such as plastic bags, cigarette butts and sachets are common in the public spaces. Who can object to it when they are thrown? That is the abject state of our public spaces with such objects welcoming us here, there and everywhere!

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