The beautiful legs, slanting down from the chair's arm in the center of his vision, annoyed him; they spoiled the rest of his estimate.
She had asked her chief engineer to submit a design and an estimate of the cost.
I've thought of a new Rearden Metal bridge, I've had my engineers give me an estimate.
His particular estimate of it was none of your concern or mine.
More valuable than any estimate I could give you.
The sum of the chart was an estimate of James Taggart's power.
She had stood there silently, watching, without interest or purpose, like a chemical compound on a photographic plate, absorbing visual shapes because they were there to be absorbed, but unable ever to form any estimate of the objects of her vision.
The glance was sufficient to give him an estimate of the nature of the group's concerns.
What effect it had on the coal mines and the public welfare is for you to estimate.
Your emotions are estimates of that which furthers your life or threatens it, lightning calculators giving you a sum of your profit or loss.
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Glancing at the paper, Rearden wondered whether it was a deliberate mockery of decency, or so low an estimate of their victims' intelligence, that had made the designers of this paper print the text across a faint drawing of the Statue of Liberty.
If this now makes me a disgraced woman in your eyes-let your estimate be your own concern.
She was startled to see him looking at her with a touch of derision, as if he were mocking her estimate of his understanding.
An emotion is a response to a fact of reality, an estimate dictated by your standards.
She kept seeing his figure in her mind-his figure as he had stood at the door of the structure-she felt nothing else, no wish, no hope, no estimate of her feeling, no name for it, no relation to herself-there was no entity such as herself, she was not a person, only a function, the function of seeing him, and the sight was its own meaning and purpose, with no further end to reach.
She had added wearily, "Get me an estimate on what we'll need to make our old bridge last for another five years.
In a moment, he said, "The actual cost of the bridge is less than our original estimate.
She hung up, and said to Eddie, in the tone of an estimate passed on physical objects, "They'll leave us alone for a while.