toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

denounce
used in Atlas Shrugged

21 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
to strongly criticize or accuse publicly

or more rarely:  to inform against someone (turn someone into the authorities)
  • Mr. Rearden, the law which you are denouncing is based on the highest principle-the principle of the public good.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (47% in)
denouncing = strongly criticizing or accusing publicly

or more rarely:  informing against someone
  • He saw the article, "The Octopus," by Bertram Scudder, which was not an expression of ideas, but a bucket of slime emptied in public-an article that did not contain a single fact, not even an invented one, but poured a stream of sneers and adjectives in which nothing was clear except the filthy malice of denouncing without considering proof necessary.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (38% in)
  • You can help them to curse me and denounce me.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (59% in)
  • I've damned you for those mines, I've denounced you, I've thrown my contempt at you in every way possible, and now I come back to you-for money.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (68% in)
  • Mr. Ward, what is it that the foulest bastards on earth denounce us for, among other things?
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (93% in)
  • They didn't really care when they denounced the Metal-and they don't care now.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (60% in)
  • He had no right to condemn anyone-he thought-to denounce anything, to fight and die joyously, claiming the sanction of virtue.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (25% in)
  • Midas Mulligan had once been the richest and, consequently, the most denounced man in the country.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (53% in)
  • He had not said that he would denounce the book in public and repudiate it in the name of the Institute.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (24% in)
  • Yet these were the words for which Americans were denounced by the rotted cultures of the looters' continents.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (83% in)
  • All your life, you have heard yourself denounced, not for your faults, but for your greatest virtues.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (81% in)
  • The fury of denunciations which the holders of public voices unleashed against him was greater than their concern over the horror at the river.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (11% in)
  • For ten years, he had heard himself denounced throughout the country, because his was a "company union" and because he had never engaged in a violent conflict with the management.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (65% in)
  • You live by that which you denounce as evil and punish that which you know to be good.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (83% in)
  • Whenever a man denounces the mind, it is because his goal is of a nature the mind would not permit him to confess.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (74% in)
  • In dealing with our fellow men, we are observing their code of values to the letter and sparing them all the evils they denounce.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (77% in)
  • You have heard him denounced in the past as a reactionary who opposed every step, measure, slogan and premise of the present system.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (75% in)
  • Yet he did not denounce the final climax of these policies-Directive 10-289.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (75% in)
  • There had been a time when he had felt some measure of guilt-in no clearer a form than a touch of irritation-at the thought that he shared the sin of greed, which he spent his time denouncing.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (8% in)
  • ...forbids you to oppose them in the only way they can be opposed: by refusing to become a sacrificial animal and proudly asserting your right to exist-that in order to fight them to the finish and with full rectitude, it is your morality that you have to reject, "You blank it out, because your self-esteem is tied to that mystic 'unselfishness' which you've never possessed or practiced, but spent so many years pretending to possess that the thought of denouncing it fills you with terror.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (81% in)
  • ...who built it, for the work of the investor who saved the money to risk on the untried and the new, for the work of the engineer who designed the machines of which you are pushing the levers, for the work of the inventor who created the product which you spend your time on making, for the work of the scientist who discovered the laws that went into the making of that product, for the work of the philosopher who taught men how to think and whom you spend your time denouncing.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (92% in)

There are no more uses of "denounce" in Atlas Shrugged.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®