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Atlas Shrugged
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  • The metal came rising to the top of the ladle and went running over with arrogant prodigality.
  • In the lighted doorway, the length of the room between them, he saw the tall, arrogant figure of a man who had paused for a moment before entering.
  • The important issue is: what protection does society have against the arrogance, selfishness and greed of two unbridled individualists, whose records are conspicuously devoid of any public-spirited actions?
  • He was young, tall, and something about him suggested violence, though she could not say what it was, because the first trait one grasped about him was a quality of self-control that seemed almost arrogant.
  • Her posture had the lightness and unself-conscious precision of an arrogantly pure self-confidence.
  • What she felt was an arrogant pleasure at the way the track cut through the woods: it did not belong in the midst of ancient trees, among green branches that hung down to meet green brush and the lonely spears of wild flowers-but there it was.
  • She felt an arrogant pleasure in seeing the skill of his movements, because this was the thing which she would beat, so that his every expert gesture became her victory, and the brilliant competence of his body became the triumph of hers.
  • You have been called arrogant for your independent mind.
  • She wore no other ornament, only the sweep of a black velvet cape, more arrogantly, ostentatiously patrician than any spread of sables.
  • You wouldn’t know the kind of intellectual arrogance it takes to feel as if anything pertaining to him, anything he touched, were made sacred by the touch.
  • The angular planes of his cheeks made her think of arrogance, of tension, of scorn-yet the face had none of these qualities, it had their final sum: a look of serene determination and of certainty, and the look of a ruthless innocence which would not seek forgiveness or grant it.
  • And I accepted punishment for it, punishment for virtue at the hands of an arrogant evil, made arrogant solely by my ignorance and my submission.
  • And I accepted punishment for it, punishment for virtue at the hands of an arrogant evil, made arrogant solely by my ignorance and my submission.
  • Rearden had never believed that a human body could change dimensions within one’s sight, but he saw the man shrinking in weight, in posture, in form, as if the air were let out of his lumps, and what had been an arrogant ruler was suddenly a piece of scrap that could not be a threat to anyone.
  • "It’s formal," Jim had told her, "but don’t overdo it . what I mean is, don’t look too rich . business people should avoid any appearance of arrogance these days . not that you should look shabby, but if you could just seem to suggest . well, humility . it would please them, you know, it would make them feel big."
  • He’s an arrogant egoist," she said.

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  • She is rude and arrogant.
  • I’m not worried that she might appear insecure. I’m worried that she might appear arrogant.

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