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anonymous
used in
Atlas Shrugged
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anonymous
Used in
Atlas Shrugged
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  • It was just a present from an anonymous admirer.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He despised a need which now held no shred of joy or meaning, which had become the mere need of a woman's body, an anonymous body that belonged to a woman whom he had to forget while he held it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There was nothing outside but anonymous stretches of prairie; a strong wind was breaking the clouds, and a shaft of moonlight fell through, but it fell upon plains that seemed as dead as those from which it came.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She wondered which anonymous shadow-among the passengers who had hurried past her, as insubstantial as the steam of the engines and as ignored-which shadow and face had been his; she wondered how close she had come to him for the length of that unknown moment.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He liked to see her coming, because it amused him to think that he alone knew the importance of the young woman in a sports coat and a slanting hat, who came hurrying anonymously through the crowd.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …as for a favor, but risking it, pouring money into unknown hands in exchange for unsupported promises, into unsigned, unrecorded loans to dummy owners of failing minesmoney handed and taken furtively, as an exchange between criminals, in anonymous cash; money poured into unenforceable contracts-both parties knowing that in case of fraud, the defrauded was to be punished, not the defrauder-but poured that a stream of ore might continue flowing into furnaces, that the furnaces might…  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • an anonymous gift

  • brown anonymous houses

  • the author remained anonymous

  • anonymous bureaucrats in the Civil Service

  • ...agreed to acquaint him with it by an anonymous Letter...
    Austen, Jane  --  Love and Friendship

  • You will see that the two anonymous communications which I have received since arriving in New York yesterday are written in the same manner.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Yellow Crayon

  • Middens of anonymous trash.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road

  • Everything about the restaurant is anonymous and interchangeable.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark

  • I could see the magazine on the newsstands, and a lot of anonymous eyes looking at it,
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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