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concede
used in Atlas Shrugged

22 uses
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Definition
to yield or admit — usually after dispute
  • She smiled, conceding his victory by being openly delighted.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (22% in)
  • It has been generally conceded that the interests of society as a whole must always be placed first in any business undertaking which-
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (85% in)
  • It's generally conceded that free economy is now on trial.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (6% in)
  • That, at least, has been generally conceded in our age," "But I don't quite understand how we can-"
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (18% in)
  • Isn't it generally conceded that when you hire a man for a job, it is his need that counts, not his ability?
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (49% in)
  • All right-he thought, turning away from the window-he would concede that attacks of loneliness had begun to strike him at times; but it was a loneliness to which he was entitled, it was hunger for the response of some living, thinking mind.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (3% in)
  • Taggart's voice still retained a practiced smoothness, but it was the smoothness of a piece of cloth stretched tight over a broken glass object, and the sharp edges showed through once in a while: "I think it is generally conceded that the main factor affecting every railroad in the country is the unusual rate of business failures.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (20% in)
  • Every expert has conceded long ago that a planned economy achieves the maximum of productive efficiency and that centralization leads to super-industrialization.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (36% in)
  • I am conceding it.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (80% in)
  • It has long been conceded by all progressive thinkers that there are no entities, only actions-and no values, only consequences.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (16% in)
  • This was all they wanted me to concede.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (90% in)
  • I concede that you're in a position to do anything.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (69% in)
  • Philip's 'body drew a shade tighter together and his eyes became a shade more glazed, as if in fear of the place around him, in resentment of its sight, in an effort not to concede its reality.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (38% in)
  • He said, in the soft, stubborn whine of a voodoo incantation, "It's a moral imperative, universally conceded in our day and age, that every man is entitled to a job.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (38% in)
  • You're only a businessman, you're not qualified to deal with questions of principle, you ought to leave it to the experts who have conceded for centuries-"
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (38% in)
  • As, I think, you will concede, Miss Taggart, there now seems to be no economic justification for the continued existence of a railroad line in Minnesota, which ....
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (66% in)
  • But not knowing any values of their own, they abandon the quest to know-in the darkness of their hopeless indignation, which is righteous without knowledge of the right, and passionate without knowledge of desire, they concede to you the power of reality and surrender the incentives of their mind-and they perish in bitter futility, as rebels who never learned the object of their rebellion, as lovers who never discovered their love.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (73% in)
  • Once, you believed it was 'only a compromise': you conceded it was evil to live for yourself, but moral to live for the sake of your children.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (79% in)
  • Then you conceded that it was selfish to live for your children, but moral to live for your community.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (79% in)
  • Then you conceded that it was selfish to live for your community, but moral to live for your country.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (79% in)
  • Now, you are letting this greatest of countries be devoured by any scum from any corner of the earth, while you concede that it is selfish to live for your country and that your moral duty is to live for the globe.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (79% in)
  • I'll concede that you're right-and all I can appeal to is your pity.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (77% in)

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