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Atlas Shrugged
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  • The heart was my collateral.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I have no mortgage on you, no collateral, no guns, no chains.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I did not sit on piles of money and demand collateral from poor people who needed loans.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • How could I have accumulated any collateral, when nobody had ever given me a chance at anything big?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • My whole future depended upon a miserable half-million dollars, which was just small change to him, bat when I applied for a loan, he turned me down flat-for no better reason than that I had no collateral to offer.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She heard a sparkling voice reciting, in the tone of a dryly meticulous bookkeeper, a report about financial transfers, bank accounts, income-tax returns, as if he were reading the dusty pages of a ledger-a ledger where every entry was made by means of offering his own blood as the collateral to be drained at any moment, at any slip of his bookkeeping pen.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Nobody knew where he came from and nobody knows where he's gone to now, but what they discovered, the morning after The People's Mortgage Company collapsed, was that Mark Yonts had sold the Twentieth Century Motor factory to a bunch of suckers from South Dakota, and that he'd also given it as collateral for a loan from a bank in Illinois.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: collateral evidence
as in: collateral for a loan
as in: collateral damage in the battle
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