To better see all uses of the word
Atlas Shrugged
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
Used In
Atlas Shrugged
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • He made a step back and said in a strange tone of dispassionate wonder, "We’re a couple of blackguards, aren’t we?"
  • It had made him able to watch dispassionately the working of the Fair Share Law.
  • Almost dispassionately, looking at his figure stretched on the carpet at her feet, she observed what memory it brought back to her: the black pajamas stressed the long lines of his body, the open collar showed a smooth, young, sunburned skin-and she thought of the figure in black slacks and shirt stretched beside her on the grass at sunrise.
  • "What is she doing here?" he asked, turning to his mother, his voice dispassionately flat.
  • "We must discuss the conditions of your departure," said Galt; he spoke in the dispassionate manner of an executive.
  • She sat looking at the map, her glance dispassionately solemn, as if no emotion save respect were permissible when observing the awesome power of logic.
  • She lay awake, through the hours of that night, quietly motionless, following-like an engineer and like Hank Rearden-a process of dispassionate, precise, almost mathematical consideration, with no regard for cost or feeling.
  • Fighting not to know them, not to feel them, her body rigid but for the grinding motion of her face against her arm, she would draw whatever power over her consciousness still remained to her into the soundless, toneless repetition of the words: Get it over with, There were long stretches of calm, when she was able to face her problem with the dispassionate clarity of weighing a problem in engineering.
  • The even voice was continuing dispassionately: "I wanted you to know this.
  • She added dispassionately, "I thought I could live without it.
  • Dr. Ferris was astonished to hear him say slowly, in the dispassionate tone of an abstract statement that did not seem to be addressed to his listener, "But all your calculations rest on the fact that Miss Taggart is a virtuous woman, not the slut you’re going to call her.

  • There are no more uses of "dispassionate" in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • A journalist should be a dispassionate reporter of fact.
  • He summed them up dispassionately.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading