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Atlas Shrugged
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  • Boyle did not answer; his face had become sullen.
  • "There ought to be a law against irresponsible gossip," said Taggart sullenly.
  • Ben Nealy was a bulky man with a soft, sullen face.
  • The man stared at the money with sullen indifference, not moving, not lifting a hand for it, still clutching the two buckets.
  • He went on sullenly, as if she were guilty of a deliberate offense against him.
  • Jim said little; he sat looking sullenly out the car window; she wondered whether she had disappointed him in some manner.
  • He caught a glimpse of his own figure: the tall body distorted by a sloppy, sagging posture, as if in deliberate negation of human grace, the thinning hair, the soft, sullen mouth.
  • "I don’t like the professor’s remarks," said Lawson loudly and sullenly.
  • Dave Mitchum’s eyes grew sullen: he knew that this was the one thought on all their minds; he wished Brent had not named it.
  • He paced the room sullenly, knowing that her eyes followed him, enjoying the knowledge, enjoying the sense of tremendous significance which his movements, his cuff links, his shoelaces, his lampshades and ashtrays acquired in that gentle, unquestioning glance.
  • Rearden wondered about the reason for the presence of James Taggart; Taggart sat in gloomy silence, sullenly sipping a drink, never glancing in his direction.
  • Her brother Jim, she noted, had been placed closer to the platform; she could see his sullen face among the nervous figures of Tinky Holloway, Fred Kinnan, Dr. Simon Pritchett.
  • She could not understand Jim’s behavior, or his sullen anger, which looked like weakness, or his evasive, incomprehensible answers to her questions, which sounded like cowardice; such traits were not possible in the James Taggart whom she had married.
  • I’ve had a hard day," said Philip sullenly.
  • Why did you?" said Taggart sullenly.
  • Balph Eubank had joined the group around Dr. Pritchett, and was saying sullenly, ". no, you cannot expect people to understand the higher reaches of philosophy.
  • "I just wanted to please you," he added sullenly, "but I guess you can’t understand it at all.
  • There’s trouble in California," said Wesley Mouch sullenly.
  • Well, somebody’s got to support the railroads," said Taggart sullenly, not looking at him.
  • I don’t see why you should choose to take such a defeatist view of the situation," said Mouch sullenly.
  • You’ve never considered the social angle of anything," he said, in a sullen, retreating voice.
  • "An act of anti-social destruction," he was snarling to a sullen companion, "at a time when there’s such a desperate shortage of copper! . We can’t permit it!

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  • She changed from outgoing child to sullen teenager.
  • A sullen crowd watched the execution.

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