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devoid
used in Atlas Shrugged

17 uses
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Definition
completely without (lacking)
  • And this-thought Mrs. Taggart, smiling-was the girl she had believed to be devoid of sexual capacity.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (39% in)
  • It was as if the centuries had sifted the family's qualities through a fine mesh, had discarded the irrelevant, the inconsequential, the weak, and had let nothing through except pure talent; as if chance, for once, had achieved an entity devoid of the accidental.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (13% in)
  • The man who sat in front of Rearden's desk had vague features and a manner devoid of all emphasis, so that one could form no specific image of his face nor detect the driving motive of his person.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (30% in)
  • The important issue is: what protection does society have against the arrogance, selfishness and greed of two unbridled individualists, whose records are conspicuously devoid of any public-spirited actions?
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (32% in)
  • She's coming back tomorrow," he said, with a sound like a chuckle devoid of amusement.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (30% in)
  • If one were ever to see a man devoid of greed, thought Dagny, there he was.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (83% in)
  • She turned to go, but Lillian's voice stopped her: "I would like to believe that you're fully consistent, Miss Taggart, and fully devoid of human frailties.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (53% in)
  • You wouldn't want to give support to the widespread impression that you are a man devoid of social conscience, who feels no concern for the welfare of his fellows and works for nothing but his own profit.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (54% in)
  • Only the man who extols the purity of a love devoid of desire, is capable of the depravity of a desire devoid of love.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (87% in)
  • Only the man who extols the purity of a love devoid of desire, is capable of the depravity of a desire devoid of love.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (87% in)
  • He was looking at the conductor, his eyes observant, fully conscious, but devoid of any reaction.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (5% in)
  • You'll have to hear about it," said Galt; it was that ruthless tone, peculiarly his, which sounded implacable by being simple, devoid of any emotional value, save the quality of respect for facts.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (68% in)
  • There's no profit you can offer me-I'm devoid of greed.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (71% in)
  • It seemed monstrous, yet peculiarly devoid of importance.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (43% in)
  • Since childhood, you have been hiding the guilty secret that you feel no desire to be moral, no desire to seek self-immolation, that you dread and hate your code, but dare not say it even to yourself, that you're devoid of those moral 'instincts' which others profess to feel.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (75% in)
  • As she stepped forward, her face frightened them-because it was devoid of fear.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (5% in)
  • Three of the four men who entered were muscular figures in military uniforms, each with two guns on his hips, with broad faces devoid of shape and eyes untouched by perception.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (44% in)

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