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incontinence
used in Atlas Shrugged

43 uses
  • It's a fine time to give up a whole continent-and in exchange for what?
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (72% in)
  • And like an answering echo, a faint shudder went through the walls at times, rising from under the building, from the tunnels of the great terminal where trains started out to cross a continent and stopped after crossing it again, as they had started and stopped for generation after generation.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (18% in)
  • He thought of the oil wells spouting a black stream that ran over a continent almost faster than the trains of the Phoenix-Durango could carry it.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (29% in)
  • Nathaniel Taggart had been a penniless adventurer who had come from somewhere in New England and built a railroad across a continent, in the days of the first steel rails.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (78% in)
  • It did not rest on piles driven into granite; it rested on the engines that rolled across a continent.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (0% in)
  • I can't run it across a continent of sharecroppers who're not good enough to grow turnips successfully.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (84% in)
  • She never knew where he was, in what city or on what continent, the day after she had seen him.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (60% in)
  • The Wayne-Falkland was the most distinguished hotel left on any continent.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (66% in)
  • But she had felt, while flying across the continent, that there would be no trace of him to find.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (7% in)
  • "Give me a year," said Dagny, "of running trains on the John Galt Line, give me time to pull the Taggart system together-and I'll give you three-day freight service across the continent, on a Rearden Metal track from ocean to ocean!"
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (92% in)
  • The name of Taggart Transcontinental was stretched in headlines across the continent, like its track, and he had smiled in answer to the congratulations.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (10% in)
  • They were seventy miles and an hour away from it, when she said, "Hank, do you see the Taggart Comet being pulled across the continent by a coal-burner of that kind?"
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (75% in)
  • Then there followed the days and nights of searching a continent by phone, by wire, by plane-of looking at abandoned mines and at mines ready to be abandoned-of tense, rushed conferences held at tables hi the unlighted corners of disreputable restaurants.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (22% in)
  • Eugene Lawson sat at his desk as if it were the control panel of a bomber plane commanding a continent below.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (39% in)
  • She knew little about Judge Narragansett, but she had heard and remembered his name, because it was a name that belonged so exclusively to the North American continent.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (61% in)
  • I think I'm discovering a new continent, Owen," he answered cheerfully.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (39% in)
  • A continent that should have been discovered along with America, but wasn't.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (39% in)
  • Three weeks ago, she had made them authorize the purchase of sixty thousand tons of new rail; it could do no more than make a few patches across the continent in the worst divisions, but it was all she had been able to obtain from them.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (34% in)
  • His bridge was now the only major link left to hold the continent together.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (13% in)
  • After the boy had transmitted the words onto the wires that stretched from pole to pole across a continent as guardians of the Taggart track-after Kip Chalmers had returned to Ms car to wait for an answer-the station agent telephoned Dave Mitchum, who was his friend, and read to him the text of the message.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (65% in)
  • The train was half-empty; few people had ventured across the continent on the first Comet since the tunnel disaster.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (44% in)
  • It's fed by a continent three thousand miles long.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (86% in)
  • There's only a worn thread holding that continent together.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (86% in)
  • I'm not accustomed to being dragged halfway across a continent without rhyme, reason or notice.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (0% in)
  • Dr. Ferris leaned toward Dr. Stadler-through the staccato hoof beats of the announcer's voice galloping across the continent with a description of the new invention-and said in the tone of a casual remark, "It is vitally important that there be no criticism of the Project in the country at this precarious time," then added semi-accidentally, as a semi-joke, "that there be no criticism of anything at any time."
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (23% in)
  • She felt, for the first time, the immensity of the hopelessness of finding him-if he did not choose to be found-in the streets of the city, in the towns of a continent, in the canyons of the Rocky Mountains where the goal was closed by a screen of rays.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (81% in)
  • Her last awareness, before she surrendered the responsibility of consciousness, was the sense of an enormous void, the void of a city and of a continent where she would never be able to find the man whom she had no right to seek.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (**% in)
  • A deal involving this whole continent and half a dozen governments.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (11% in)
  • A young roadmaster walked out of the room and out of the headquarters building to the safety of a telephone booth in a drugstore and, at his own expense, ignoring the continent and the tiers of appropriate executives between, he telephoned Dagny Taggart in New York.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (2% in)
  • Like the file of a bankrupt, it kept registering losses, while the rare additions of new supplies seemed like the malicious chuckles of some tormentor throwing crumbs at a starving continent.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (2% in)
  • She sat looking at the ancestral map of Taggart Transcontinental on the wall of his office, at the red arteries winding across a yellowed continent.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (3% in)
  • She knew that these were the men of the emergency specials, the men who could cancel her scheduled trains and send them to any random spot of the continent which they chose to strike with their voodoo stamp, the stamp superseding contract, property, justice, reason and lives, the stamp stating that "the public welfare" required the immediate salvation of that spot.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (8% in)
  • She was seeing-in the chaos of a perishing continent —the precise, mathematical execution of all the ideas men had held.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (11% in)
  • Every year, at this season, another movement had gone clicking across the country, drawing freight cars from all corners of the continent to the Minnesota Division of Taggart Transcontinental, the beat of train wheels preceding the creak of the wagons, like an advance echo rigorously planned, ordered and timed to meet the flood.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (51% in)
  • While the flour mills and grain markets of the country were screaming over the phones and the telegraph wires, sending pleas to New York and delegations to Washington, while strings of freight cars from random corners of the continent were crawling like rusty caterpillars across the map in the direction of Minnesota-the wheat and hope of the country were waiting to perish along an empty track, under the unchanging green lights of signals that called for motion to trains that were not...
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (61% in)
  • When you compute the acreage and the number of heads in both areas, it's obvious that we should scuttle Minnesota rather than give up our lines of communication over a third of a continent.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (69% in)
  • 1 won't give up the continent," said Wesley Mouch, staring down at his dish of ice cream, his voice hurt and stubborn.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (69% in)
  • With trouble and riots everywhere, you won't be able to keep people in line unless you have transportation-troop transportation-unless you hold your soldiers within a few days' journey of any point on the continent.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (72% in)
  • 'The good of others' is a magic formula that transforms anything into gold, a formula to be recited as a guarantee of moral glory and as a fumigator for any action, even the slaughter of a continent.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (43% in)
  • Now we are expected to continue running railroads and to know the minute when a train will arrive after crossing the span of a continent, we are expected to continue running steel mills and to know the molecular structure of every drop of metal in the cables of your bridges and in the body of the airplanes that support you in mid-airwhile the tribes of your grotesque little mystics of muscle fight over the carcass of our world, gibbering in sounds of non-language that there are no...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (55% in)
  • The news of the continent's severed artery had now engulfed the city, men were deserting their posts, trying, in panic, to abandon New York, seeking escape where all roads were cut off and escape was no longer possible.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (51% in)
  • She knew what Nat Taggart had felt at his start and why now, for the first time, she was following him in full loyalty: the confident sense of facing a void and of knowing that one has a continent to build.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (54% in)
  • They could not see the world beyond the mountains, there was only a void of darkness and rock, but the darkness was hiding the ruins of a continent: the roofless homes, the rusting tractors, the lightless streets, the abandoned rail.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (99% in)

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