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apparent
used in Atlas Shrugged

14 uses
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Definition
clear or obvious; or appearing as such but not necessarily so
  • Apparently, it was a surprise move and it took them just forty-five minutes.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (92% in)
  • For no apparent reason, Jim raised his head suddenly and yelled at Francisco, "Do you think you can do it any better?"
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (11% in)
  • These two, apparently, are willing to stake the lives of their fellow men on their own conceited notions about their powers of judgment, against the overwhelming majority opinion of recognized experts.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (32% in)
  • Apparently, their idea of the height of glory is to deal with people who need them.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (62% in)
  • But by the time he raised his head-and before he saw the look of admiration in her eyes, the open look he had begged for, the look of forgiveness-he destroyed his single moment's atonement by adding in a voice of drawing-room sarcasm, "Apparently, the young man had no desire to work for the good of society or the welfare of science.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (52% in)
  • The sudden jolt of the stop apparently broke the engine's airhose, for the train could not be started again.
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (56% in)
  • People would not employ a plumber who'd attempt to prove his professional excellence by asserting that there's no such thing as plumbing-but, apparently, the same standards of caution are not considered necessary in regard to philosophers.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (79% in)
  • Through the years of his struggle, he had learned that an apparently causeless antagonism was not hard to deal with, but an apparently causeless solicitude was an ugly danger.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (33% in)
  • Through the years of his struggle, he had learned that an apparently causeless antagonism was not hard to deal with, but an apparently causeless solicitude was an ugly danger.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (33% in)
  • Then, inexplicably, twice in the last few weeks, he had caught Philip wandering through the mills for no apparent reason.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (34% in)
  • Empty, hopeless, unfocused faces were becoming more apparent in the streets of the cities, but no one could read their meaning.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (19% in)
  • Blown up, apparently, in one second!
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (56% in)
  • The news of the destruction of the Bridge was apparently spreading through the city; they would know that the city was doomed and they would start a stampede to escape-but they had no place to go, and it was not her concern any longer.
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (60% in)
  • Some of the better-dressed ladies from the Comet-whose husbands had apparently been first to make a deal-were climbing aboard the covered wagons, sobbing and clutching their delicate makeup cases.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (79% in)

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