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Atlas Shrugged
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  • She submitted in the manner of complying with the rule that it was, at times, her duty to become an inanimate object turned over to her husband’s use.
  • He complied, telling himself that she was proud of him in her own way.
  • If he wants a factual demonstration, I shall comply.
  • She wished to be seen with her husband; he was complying.
  • He was about to comply, then stopped.
  • He seemed eager to comply; he rose at once and hurried out of the room.
  • He had three months in which to comply, but before the three months were up, something happened that nobody can figure out and he vanished into thin air, he and his bank.
  • I am complying with the system which they have established.
  • I am complying with the law-to the letter.
  • Why should you be shocked, Mr. Rearden? I am merely complying with the system which my fellow men have established.
  • But, like John, I’m simply complying with their moral code and refusing to grant them a double standard at my expense.
  • And so would any newspaper publicity about the Project-if we put you on trial for refusal to comply with a government order.
  • If you want to defeat any kind of vicious fraud-comply with it literally, adding nothing of your own to disguise its nature.
  • "I shall comply with your terms," she answered; her voice had the shrewd, confident, deliberating slowness of a trader.
  • How else do you propose to comply?
  • He did not seem to be aware of her person, any more than of his own, he was indifferently ready to comply with an order which, in his condition, meant certain death.
  • We are complying.
  • I am complying.
  • She rang the bell and gave the orders, in her odd, lifeless, uncritical manner, a manner of meticulous compliance with his wishes while volunteering none of her own.
  • It was a formal notice, complying with every requirement of the law-except that no such deficiency had ever existed and no such trial had ever taken place.
  • His hands were going through the automatic motions of intimacy-and she complied, but in a manner that made him feel as if the beats of her arteries under his touch were snickering giggles.
  • I shall comply.
  • …drudgery was held to be a woman’s proper virtue-while that which gave it meaning and sanction was held as a shameful sin …. the work of dealing with grease, steam and slimy peelings in a reeking kitchen was held to be a spiritual matter, an act of compliance with her moral duty-while the meeting of two bodies in a bedroom was held to be a physical indulgence, an act of surrender to an animal instinct, with no glory, meaning or pride of spirit to be claimed by the animals involved.
  • She leaned back a little, as if complying with the meaning of his glance, and said dryly, efficiently, in deliberate denial, "I have checked your shirts and found one with two buttons missing, and another with the left elbow worn through.

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  • Our policy is in compliance with the law.
  • The improvements will bring us into compliance.

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