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  • it was a genuine, indignant astonishment.
  • An attractive young woman, whose father owned a coal mine, asked indignantly, "Who can tell us that?"
  • She faced with astonished indignation the ugly fact of feeling pain, and refused to let it matter.
  • He spread his arms wide, looking incredulous and slightly indignant.
  • The government of the People’s State of Mexico was holding emergency sessions about their discovery, in an uproar of indignation; they felt that they had been cheated.
  • bewildered indignation of a child screaming in denial at his first encounter with evil.
  • The gasp of indignation was at his choice of language, nothing more.
  • At first, there had been signs of a panic among the bondholders and of a dangerous indignation among the public.
  • The cry was involuntary; it held amusement, despair, indignation and pity.
  • He chuckled at her look of indignation.
  • He saw the pain of tenderness in her face, the pain of indignation against his enemies, and he saw the glance intended for heroes-given to him by a person able to experience the emotion behind that glance.
  • "Certainly not!" she said indignantly.
  • All that he now allowed into his brain was a long, indignant whine against injustice.
  • So you have no right to any righteous indignation against them.
  • There was a gasp, not of indignation, but of astonishment, in the crowd behind him and silence from the judges he faced.
  • "Well, I don’t know …. The public won’t take it, there’s bound to be a lot of indignation."
  • In the city, she had lived in chronic tension to withstand the shock of anger, indignation, disgust, contempt.
  • "Did he teach you to spend your time-your time!-" she could not keep the shudder of indignation out of her voice-"on this sort of work?"
  • He could understand disgust for any one thing, and he could fight that thing with the healthy indignation of knowing that it did not belong in the world; but this was new to him-this feeling that the world was a loathsome place where he did not want to belong.
  • From a distance, she heard snatches of indignant voices: "The most offensive gesture I’ve ever seen…… It was vicious…… I’m glad Lillian took her up on it…… Serves her right, if she feels like throwing a few thousand dollars away…… " For the rest of the evening, Rearden remained by the side of his wife.
  • If the time came to answer questions, wouldn’t Mr. Locey gasp in shocked indignation that he had expected a division superintendent to know that only a Diesel engine could be meant in that order?
  • He rose to his feet, with a chuckle of amused indignation; he was acting, he thought, like a woman who waits for a telephone call and fights against the temptation to end the torture by making the first move.
  • If he wished to stand by her openly, even though she was only a shop girl, if he wished to flaunt it, if he had brought her here to face the indignation of his friends-then it was the gesture of a courageous man defying their opinion, and she was willing to match his courage by serving as the scarecrow of the occasion.
  • "How can"-she tried to stop, but the words burst involuntarily, in helplessly indignant protest, whether against him, fate or the outer world, she could not tell-"how can she live through eleven months of thinking that you, at any moment, might be …. ?"
  • She felt a numbed emptiness —and the sense of being thrown far below the realm where moral indignation is pertinent.
  • It was neither anger nor jealousy nor indignation, but the blank horror of dealing with the grotesquely senseless.
  • "No," he said to his indignation-choked attorney, "don’t question them, don’t answer, don’t object."
  • We do wish to be fair to you, Mr. Rearden, and to protect your interests-even at the risk of popular resentment and indignation.
  • The boy glanced at him with indignant astonishment, as if the answer were self-evident.
  • The boy jerked back, raising his head with a shock of incredulous, indignant astonishment.
  • Her two words seemed to have hit him worse than any indignant objection; he seemed to be shaking with terror at that which the quiet "I see" had acknowledged seeing.
  • The doctor was looking at him as if still unable to believe that this had happened to Hank Rearden inside his own mills; the doctor’s voice was tense with angry loyalty and indignation.
  • He saw faces that laughed in violent excitement, and faces that pleaded for help; he saw their silent despair breaking out into the open; he saw the same anger and indignation as his own, finding release in the wild defiance of their cheering; he saw the looks of admiration and the looks of hope.
  • She turned to Eddie Willers, who had watched the men around them with a look of so great an indignation that he seemed paralyzed —as if his brain were crying, "It’s evil!" and could not move to any further thought.
  • One could flee from the slide or build retaining walls against it or be crushed —but one could not grant any anger, indignation or moral concern to the senseless motions of the un-living; no, worse, he thought-the antiliving.
  • "They …." she said, and he heard the faint trembling of her voice, which was love and pain and indignation, "they’ve said for years that he rose by thwarting the ability of others, by leaving them no chance, and that …. that human incompetence was to his selfish interest…… But he …. it wasn’t obedience that he required of people."
  • She knew how fully he understood it, from a single glance he threw at her, a glance of indignation and endurance that matched some emotion he had caught in her face, "We’ll do it first and feel about it afterwards," she said, even though he had made no comment.
  • Armed with nothing but meaningless phrases, this boy had been thrown to fight for existence, he had hobbled and groped through a brief, doomed effort, he had screamed his indignant, bewildered protest —and had perished in his first attempt to soar on his mangled wings.
  • For almost two decades, that emotion had been buried under a mount of wreckage, as the years had added layer upon gray layer of contempt, of indignation, of his struggle not to look around him, not to see those he dealt with, not to expect anything from men and to keep, as a private vision within the four walls of his office, the sense of that world into which he had hoped to rise.
  • She waited for Jim to come home, that evening, and the thing that eroded any pain or indignation, was a feeling of her own detachment, as if it did not matter to her any longer, as if some action were required of her, but it made no difference what the action would be or the consequences.
  • But not knowing any values of their own, they abandon the quest to know-in the darkness of their hopeless indignation, which is righteous without knowledge of the right, and passionate without knowledge of desire, they concede to you the power of reality and surrender the incentives of their mind-and they perish in bitter futility, as rebels who never learned the object of their rebellion, as lovers who never discovered their love.
  • Rearden heard Bertram Scudder, outside the group, say to a girl who made some sound of indignation, "Don’t let him disturb you.
  • Mr. Mowen, who sat beside him, was a man of greater innocence and smaller understanding; his fear was of a simpler nature; he listened in bewildered indignation and he whispered to Larkin, "Good God, now he’s done it!
  • He said, raising his voice just enough to betray a note of controlled indignation, "Mr. Chairman, if it is practical solutions that we are considering, I should like to suggest that we discuss the limitation placed upon the length and speed of our trains.

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  • She was indignant, but agreed to be searched when they accused her of shoplifting.
  • "I am not a fool," she said indignantly.

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