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abdicate
used in Atlas Shrugged

7 uses
  • There was no explosion, no anger-only the feebly uncertain voice of a man on the verge of abdication.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (14% in)
  • If music was emotion and emotion came from thought, then this was the scream of chaos, of the irrational, of the helpless, of man's self-abdication.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (9% in)
  • If he abdicates his power, he abdicates the status of man, and the grinding chaos of the irrational is what he achieves as his sphere of existence-by his own choice.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (63% in)
  • If he abdicates his power, he abdicates the status of man, and the grinding chaos of the irrational is what he achieves as his sphere of existence-by his own choice.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (63% in)
  • She smiled faintly, thinking that she had now experienced it in both roles and knew that no action could be lower or more futile than for one person to throw upon another the burden of his abdication of choice.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (82% in)
  • What I've learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one's reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one's master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person's view requires to be faked.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (93% in)
  • To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (23% in)

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