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abdicate
used in
Atlas Shrugged
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abdicate
Used in
Atlas Shrugged
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  • "Well . . ." There was no explosion, no anger-only the feebly uncertain voice of a man on the verge of abdication.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If music was emotion and emotion came from thought, then this was the scream of chaos, of the irrational, of the helpless, of man's self-abdication.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If he abdicates his power, he abdicates the status of man, and the grinding chaos of the irrational is what he achieves as his sphere of existence-by his own choice.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If he abdicates his power, he abdicates the status of man, and the grinding chaos of the irrational is what he achieves as his sphere of existence-by his own choice.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She smiled faintly, thinking that she had now experienced it in both roles and knew that no action could be lower or more futile than for one person to throw upon another the burden of his abdication of choice.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • What I've learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one's reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one's master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person's view requires to be faked.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: abdicated the throne
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