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annihilate
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
to completely destroy or defeat
  • Two hundred tons of a metal which was to be harder than steel, running liquid at a temperature of four thousand degrees, had the power to annihilate every wall of the structure and every one of the men who worked by the stream.
    1.2 Part 1 Chapter 2 — The Chain (9% in)
  • If a single one of those granite giants chose to crumble, it would annihilate this train.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (50% 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)
  • Thus the man of productive genius assumed in your world the disguise of a playboy and became a destroyer of wealth, choosing to annihilate his fortune rather than surrender it to guns.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (87% in)
  • But a government that initiates the employment of force against men who had forced no one, the employment of armed compulsion against disarmed victims, is a nightmare infernal machine designed to annihilate morality: such a government reverses its only moral purpose and switches from the role of protector to the role of man's deadliest enemy, from the role of policeman to the role of a criminal vested with the right to the wielding of violence against victims deprived of the right of...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (90% in)

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