• Noun: something that is conceived to be absolute; something that does not depends on anything else and is beyond human control; example: "no mortal being can influence the absolute"
• Adj: perfect or complete or pure; examples: "absolute loyalty", "absolute silence", "absolute truth", "absolute alcohol"
• Adj: complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers; examples: "absolute freedom", "an absolute dimwit", "a downright lie", "out-and-out mayhem", "an out-and-out lie", "a rank outsider", "many right-down vices", "got the job through sheer persistence", "sheer stupidity"
• Adj: not limited by law; example: "an absolute monarch"
• Adj: expressing finality with no implication of possible change; examples: "an absolute guarantee to respect the nation's authority", "inability to make a conclusive refusal"
• Adj: without conditions or limitations; example: "a total ban"
• Adj: not capable of being violated or infringed; example: "infrangible human rights"
If you stick with a vision, it might not all work, but some of it will be absolute genius. To me, 15 minutes worth of absolute genius in a film is so much better than two hours of mediocrity. I would rather pay to see something different like that.
Marriage has a unique place because it speaks of an absolute faithfulness, a covenant between radically different persons, male and female; and so it echoes the absolute covenant of God with his chosen, a covenant between radically different partners.
You know, I was such a big Beatles fan, and when I'd buy a new album I'd invariably hate it the first time I heard it 'cause it was a mixture of absolute joy and absolute frustration. I couldn't grasp what they'd done, and I'd hate myself for that.
So, I think the output of our innovation is great. We have a culture of self-improvement. I know we can continue to improve. There is no issue. But at the same time, our absolute level of output is fantastic.
But I recognize no infallible authority, even in special questions; consequently, whatever respect I may have for the honesty and the sincerity of such or such an individual, I have no absolute faith in any person.
A jealous lover of human liberty, deeming it the absolute condition of all that we admire and respect in humanity, I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that, if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.
If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.