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default
used in Atlas Shrugged

9 uses
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  • I have done by plan and intention what had been done throughout history by silent default.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 -- "This is John Galt Speaking" (72% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • But you won't be the first man to default on that promise.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 -- Wyatt's Torch (35% in)
  • Your wallet is your statement of hope that somewhere in the world around you there are men who will not default on that moral principle which is the root of money.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 -- The Aristocracy of Pull (72% in)
  • I wish it were possible not to see this happen, I would have preferred anything-except to see you stay here by default of the courage of your convictions.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 -- The Utopia of Greed (87% in)
  • I had accepted, unwittingly and by default, the tenet that ideas were of no consequence to one's existence, to one's work, to reality, to this earth-as if ideas were not the province of reason, but of that mystic faith which I despised.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 -- Anti-Greed (90% in)
  • But someone had to think to keep you alive; if you choose to default, you default on existence and you pass the deficit to some moral man, expecting him to sacrifice his good for the sake of letting you survive by your evil.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 -- "This is John Galt Speaking" (21% in)
  • But someone had to think to keep you alive; if you choose to default, you default on existence and you pass the deficit to some moral man, expecting him to sacrifice his good for the sake of letting you survive by your evil.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 -- "This is John Galt Speaking" (21% in)
  • ...to withhold your admiration from their virtues is an act of moral embezzlement-that to place any other concern higher than justice is to devaluate your moral currency and defraud the good in favor of the evil, since only the good can lose by a default of justice and only the evil can profit-and that the bottom of the pit at the end of that road, the act of moral bankruptcy, is to punish men for their virtues and reward them for their vices, that that is the collapse to full depravity,...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 -- "This is John Galt Speaking" (27% in)
  • It is not any crime you have ever committed that infects your soul with permanent guilt, it is none of your failures, errors or flaws, but the blank-out by which you attempt to evade them-it is not any sort of Original Sin or unknown prenatal deficiency, but the knowledge and fact of your basic default, of suspending your mind, of refusing to think.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 -- "This is John Galt Speaking" (82% in)

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