He had pronounced the words aloud, in a tone of rancorous sarcasm directed at whoever had made him say it.
Their faces had a look of rancorous anxiety.
He saw defensively belligerent men and tastelessly dressed women-he saw mean, rancorous, suspicious faces that bore the one mark incompatible with a standard bearer of the intellect: the mark of uncertainty.
She looked at the faces of the four men in the soft twilight of Mulligan’s living room: Galt, whose face had the serene, impersonal attentiveness of a scientist-Francisco, whose face was made expressionless by the hint of a smile, the kind of smile that would fit either answerHugh Akston who looked compassionately gentle-Midas Mulligan, who had asked the question with no touch of rancor in his voice.
He said, not looking at Rearden, his mouth drawn tightly into an expression of rancorous dignity: "After all, you can’t order people to come running to your office any time you please.
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She made the suggestion to reduce the partisan rancor.