For once, she expected some emotion from him; and an emotion would be the equivalent of seeing him broken.
Or their spiritual equivalent.
If the terminology of our criminal law could be applied to the realm of art, we would have to say that what Mr. Roark delivered constitutes the equivalent of spiritual embezzlement.
He held the rim of the glass under his nose and inhaled with a loose kind of sensual relish, which, at a dinner table, would have been equivalent to a loud lipsmacking, vulgar there, superlatively elegant here, over a cut-crystal edge pressed to a neat little mustache.
Mitchell Layton’s mouth relaxed in the equivalent of something almost as gentle as a smile.
He added, his voice pleasant: "My little speech, of course, was the equivalent of a question.
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At $50 a share, it is equivalent to about a billion dollars.