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Atlas Shrugged
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  • The owner turned impassively to fill her order; there was, in his stolid indifference, the kind of mercifulness that asks no questions.
  • His cold, blue eyes made two horizontal cuts across the gaunt planes of his face; they remained horizontal, impassively half-closed; he said evenly, without emphasis: ’I’ll do it.
  • When Rearden handed to him the deed to his new property, Danagger said impassively, "I don’t believe I’ve mentioned that any coal you buy from me, you’ll get it at cost."
  • She was drawling her words impassively, as if she were stretching them to fill time, for some reason which he could not imagine.
  • "Split rail," the conductor answered impassively.
  • "How long?" the conductor said impassively, in answer to his question.
  • "People don’t look for kinds of work any more, ma’am," he answered impassively.
  • The tramp’s last sentence was one of the most profoundly moral statements she had ever heard; but the man did not know it; he had said it in his impassive, extinguished voice, simply, dryly, as a matter of fact.
  • He had screamed in blind terror, begging a circle of impassive faces not to make him do it, sobbing that he would do anything but that.
  • "The president of the Atlantic Southern," said Eddie impassively, "has committed suicide."
  • The chief engineer was looking at him impassively, as if words were not conveying anything any longer.
  • He stood impassively, his head held level, she saw the undisturbed lines of his profile, his eyes directed at the door.
  • The two who held guns still held them aimed at him in the impassive manner of automatons.
  • They sat in the courtroom in heavy silence and they looked at the tall, gray figure, not with hope-they were losing the capacity to hope —but with an impassive neutrality spiked by a faint question mark; the question mark was placed over all the pious slogans they had heard for years.
  • She had screamed when Ellis Wyatt went; she had gasped when Andrew Stockton retired; when she heard that Lawrence Hammond had quit, she asked impassively, "Who’s next?
  • At the end of the dinner, Danagger had said in the same precise, impassive tone, the tone of a man who knows the exact meaning of his words, "If any employee of yours or mine discovers this and attempts private blackmail, I will pay it, within reason.
  • After a while, he said impassively, "Dagny, that new rail we discussed last month-I don’t think I’ll be able to deliver it.

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  • He remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern.
  • A fleeting expression crossed the Special’s impassive face—annoyance mixed with suspicion.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies

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