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

Used In
Atlas Shrugged
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • It looked like a walk to mount either a pedestal or a guillotine.
  • I seized the boats that sailed under the flag of the idea which I am fighting: the idea that need is a sacred idol requiring human sacrifices-that the need of some men is the knife of a guillotine hanging over others-that all of us must live with our work, our hopes, our plans, our efforts at the mercy of the moment when that knife will descend upon us-and that the extent of our ability is the extent of our danger, so that success will bring our heads down on the block, while failure…

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

    Show samples from other sources
  • I mean, it was like setting up a guillotine in the public square.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • He burst out laughing and slammed his cleaver on a salmon, its head shooting across the blood-slicked counter to land perfectly in a little guillotine bucket.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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