The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives; history records the successes of the latter, while oblivion is the reward of the former. --Alfred A. Montapert (1906 - )




ob - New Latin, from Latin, in the way, against, toward, from ob in the way of, on account of; akin to Old Church Slavic o, ob on, around

jet - French jeter, literally, to throw, from Old French, from Latin jactare to throw, frequentative of jacere to throw; akin to Greek hienai to send

-ive - Middle French -ive, from Latin -ivus: that which performs or tends toward an (indicated) action


Something toward which effort is directed: an aim, goal, or end of action; a strategic position to be attained or a purpose to be achieved.