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allege
used in Atlas Shrugged

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claim (asserted without proof)
  • As witness our great industries-the only accomplishment of our alleged civilization-built by vulgar materialists with the aims, the interests and the moral sense of hogs.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (28% in)
  • -but it's just that a man of culture is bored with the alleged wonders of purely material ingenuity," she was saying.
    1.2 Part 1 Chapter 2 — The Chain (37% in)
  • I stood it as long as I could, and then I had to escape, if only for one evening...... The first time I came down here for dinner, after my alleged promotion, they all stared at me so much, I didn't dare come back.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (1% in)
  • You can't see much in that alleged mirror, but you're okay.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (20% in)
  • She felt certain that it was not the country's panic he wanted to stave off, but his own-that he, and Chick Morrison and Wesley Mouch and all the rest of the looting crew needed her sanction, not to reassure their victims, but to reassure themselves, though the allegedly crafty, the allegedly practical idea of deluding their victims was the only identification they gave to their own motive and their hysterical insistence.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (63% in)
  • She felt certain that it was not the country's panic he wanted to stave off, but his own-that he, and Chick Morrison and Wesley Mouch and all the rest of the looting crew needed her sanction, not to reassure their victims, but to reassure themselves, though the allegedly crafty, the allegedly practical idea of deluding their victims was the only identification they gave to their own motive and their hysterical insistence.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (63% in)
  • ...is one's only judge of values and one's only guide of action-that reason is an absolute that permits no compromise-that a concession to the irrational invalidates one's consciousness and turns it from the task of perceiving to the task of faking reality-that the alleged short-cut to knowledge, which is faith, is only a short-circuit destroying the mind-that the acceptance of a mystical invention is a wish for the annihilation of existence and, properly, annihilates one's consciousness.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (26% in)
  • She had called a meeting of the Terminal track laborers for the alleged purpose of boosting their morale, she had held the meeting twice, to face all the men in turn-she had repeated the same unintelligible speech, feeling a stab of shame at the empty generalities she uttered and, together, a stab of pride that it did not matter to her any longer-she had looked at the exhausted, brutalized faces of men who did not care whether they were ordered to work or to listen to meaningless...
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (32% in)

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