- Differences in environment or health status may affect how people respond to subjective assessments.
- This is beginning to affect how the law determines which of these relationships should be given legal recognition.
- The effects of the hunger affected each of their kind differently.
- We all collude in the anticipation of a fatal outcome, even if we are emotionally affected or shaken when it occurs.
- Take their feelings to heart, too-this move affects everybody.
- He's the only person in Brighton who affects me emotionally; everyone else I know is wonderful, and easy.
Affect and effect are both verbs and nouns, but only effect is common as a noun, usually meaning ‘a result, consequence, impression, etc.’: my father’s warnings had no effect on my adventurousness. The noun affect is restricted almost entirely to psychology (see affect3). As verbs, they are used differently. Affect most commonly means ‘produce an effect on, influence’: smoking during pregnancy can affect the baby’s development. Affect also means ‘pretend to have or feel (something)’ (see affect2): she affected a concern for those who had lost their jobs. Effect means ‘bring about’: the negotiators effected an agreement despite many difficulties.
- Although the author affects befuddlement, his book demonstrates an unfaltering sense of self.
- The boy then sat on top of the pillow, affecting an air of supreme indifference.
- One can affect unawareness, feign indifference or summon up some other defense against such entreaties.
- He has enough shirt buttons undone to wear a medallion, but instead affects a necklace.
- Sometimes you become very aware that you're watching an actor affecting crazy mannerisms in a crazy movie.
- Her haughty tone affected the third voice, giving him the impression that she was annoyed.
- By triggering affect and emotion, intolerant behaviors are set in motion.
- We have come a long way from Freud's affect theory to viewing emotions as joining and integrating minds.
- This, says Jung, is because they confuse feeling with emotion or affect.
- Example sentences
- Watson's descriptions of his encounters with these women is affectless and somehow totally centered about his own ego.
- The affectless voyeurism and exhibitionism of reality TV has undoubtedly inspired the movie.
- His expression was bland and grim and affectless.
- Example sentences
- Sherman's declamatory vocals add a precise note of affectlessness to his incisive lyrics about romantic dislocation.
- Both the exhilaration and the hollow affectlessness of everything that follows proceed directly from this game plan.
- And the movie's weird mixture of moralism and affectlessness cancel each other out.