subjectless

All Adjective
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  • The subjects without King can do nothing; the subjectless King can do something. Cited from Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, by Thomas Carlyle
  • To us there would seem nothing at all in that conversation, vapid and subjectless; to them it means much. Cited from The Open Air, by Richard Jefferies
  • As if to mark beyond a doubt the insignificance of the part man plays in their thought, sentences are usually subjectless. Cited from The Soul of the Far East, by Percival Lowell
  • A life is subjectless, neutral, and preceding all individuation and stratification, is present in all things, and thus always immanent to itself.
  • He described how artists had freed themselves from the 'subject-image' as a pretext to work from the 'subjectless-image' (nebulous forms) until they came together.
  • Sick of his subjectless and dragging conversation, she gladly followed Lady Dundas to the drawing-room, where, opening her knitting case, she took her station in a remote corner. Cited from Thaddeus of Warsaw, by Jane Porter
  • The author has it that love (in the absolute sense, objectless and subjectless) engenders time, and, indirectly, space and matter; that love is the absolute value.
  • Though it is difficult to be certain of many of the aspects of Norn grammar, documents indicate that it may have featured subjectless clauses, which were common in the West Scandinavian languages.
  • Weather verbs often appear to be impersonal (subjectless, or avalent) in null-subject languages like Spanish, where the verb llueve means "It rains".
  • Gianbattista Tiepolo, near the end of his long career produced some brilliant etchings, subjectless capricci of a landscape of classical ruins and pine trees, populated by an elegant band of beautiful young men and women, philosophers in fancy dress, soldiers and satyrs.
  • Gary Tedman has put forward a theory of a subjectless aesthetics derived from Karl Marx's concept of alienation, and Louis Althusser's anti humanism, using elements of Freud's group psychology, defining a concept of the 'aesthetic level of practice'.
  • At first inarticulate, confused, they dripped strings of mere words; expletives, exclamations, detached phrases, broken clauses, sentences that started with subjects and trailed, unpredicated, to stupid silence; sentences beginning subjectless and hobbling to futile conclusion. Cited from Angel Island, Inez Haynes Gillmore