co_lum_bus (ex_co_lum_bu730) wrote in linguaphiles,
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"Objective case"?

How do you understand the characteristic (in bold, below) that Harper Lee gives to Aunt Alexandra in "To Kill a Mockingbird"?

To all parties present and participating in the life of the county, Aunt Alexandra was one of the last of her kind: she had river-boat, boarding-school manners; let any moral come along and she would uphold it;
she was born in the objective case;
she was an incurable gossip.
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