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premises
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Atlas Shrugged
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premises
Used in
Atlas Shrugged
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  • Check your premises, Dagny.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Let them check their premises.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Check your premises, Miss Taggart.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • What he now felt was a violent impulse to order his mother off the premises.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The d'Anconia workers everywhere had been handed their last pay checks, in cash, at nine A.M., and by nine-thirty had been moved off the premises.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If you find it inconceivable that an invention of genius should be abandoned among ruins, and that a philosopher should wish to work as a cook in a diner-check your premises.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Check your premises.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He was an attorney who, some generations earlier, would have represented shoplifters and people who stage accidents on the premises of rich corporations; now he found that he could do better by representing men like Kip Chalmers.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …all of man's values, it has to be earned-that of any achievements open to you, the one that makes all others possible is the creation of your own character-that your character, your actions, your desires, your emotions are the products of the premises held by your mind-that as man must produce the physical values he needs to sustain his life, so he must acquire the values of character that make his life worth sustaining-that as man is a being of self-made wealth, so he is a being of…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The man who gave me the cigarette said that in such a case one must check one's premises."  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • She was injured on the premises of the defendant.

  • "Then," I said, "you have been making a miscalculation, and the letter is not upon the premises, as you suppose."
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter

  • He refuses to do any copying; he refuses to do any thing; he says he prefers not to; and he refuses to quit the premises.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street

  • They would like permission to search the premises, which means we have to vote.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
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