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idealism
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Atlas Shrugged
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idealism
Used in
Atlas Shrugged
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  • He is the man whom people call an idealist.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Maybe I'm just a hopeless idealist, looking for the impossible.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I have never believed in the efficacy of idealists-have you?and this is no age for impractical idealism.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I have never believed in the efficacy of idealists-have you?and this is no age for impractical idealism.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You who've never grasped the nature of evil, you who describe them as 'misguided idealists'-may the God you invented forgive you!they are the essence of evil, they, those anti-living objects who seek, by devouring the world, to fill the selfless zero of their soul.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I mean that your attitude may be highly idealistic-as I am sure it is-but, unfortunately, most people do not share your lofty frame of mind and will misinterpret your action in the one manner which would be most abhorrent to you.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Cuffy Meigs tried to avoid her; his manner was part scorn, as if he considered her an impractical idealist, part superstitious awe, as if she possessed some incomprehensible power with which he preferred not to tangle.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He saw me approaching-and he did not know, but I knew, what made him whirl upon me and cry, Tin so sick of all of you Impractical idealists!1 I turned away.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • We can't adopt an idealistic theory, which-" "Then don't ask me what to do," she said, and rose to her feet.  (not reviewed by editor)

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