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amok
used in Atlas Shrugged

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energetic and out of control — especially in a dangerous way
  • Such a being is a metaphysical monstrosity, struggling to oppose, negate and contradict the fact of his own existence, running blindly amuck on a trail of destruction, capable of nothing but pain.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (19% in)
  • -but in one more moment they'll see the full reality of what they've taken, exploding in their damned faces-plain, open, blind, arbitrary, blood shedding violence, running amuck, hitting anything and anyone at random.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (84% in)
  • He knew that the specific reason behind the Plan was Orren Boyle; he knew that the working of an intricate mechanism, operated by pull, threat, pressure, blackmail-a mechanism like an irrational adding machine run amuck and throwing up any chance sum at the whim of any moment-had happened to add up to Boyle's pressure upon these men to extort for him this last piece of plunder.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (54% in)
  • So they want to make it look like you're starving your workers .... and the workers are running amuck and you're unable to control them .... and the government's got to step in for your own protection and for public safety ....
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (74% in)

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