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discriminate
used in Atlas Shrugged

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discriminating taste
Definition
to recognize or perceive differences — especially fine distinctions
  • She knew, even though she was too young to know the reason, that indiscriminate desire and unselective indulgence were possible only to those who regarded sex and themselves as evil.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (56% in)
  • In mounting panic, the watchers lost their sense of context and language-and their three voices blended into a progression of indiscriminate shrieks: "We want you to take over!
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (83% in)

There are no more uses of "discriminate" flagged with this meaning in Atlas Shrugged.

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  • You have no right to discriminate against me!
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (57% in)
  • Instead of finding it crude, she found it strangely attractiveas if, she thought suddenly, as if sensuality were not physical at all, but came from a fine discrimination of the spirit.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (93% in)
  • In the next moment, he was at his desk, bending over it, with one knee on the seat of the chair, with no time to think of sitting down, he was drawing lines, curves, triangles, columns of calculations, indiscriminately on the blueprints, on the desk blotter, on somebody's letters.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (99% in)
  • It's discrimination.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (50% in)
  • It was plain discrimination.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (58% in)
  • It was an economic emergency law which said that people were forbidden to discriminate for any reason whatever against any person in any matter involving his livelihood.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (59% in)
  • ...testified about the bad breaks we'd all had in the past, and I quoted Mulligan saying that I couldn't even own a vegetable pushcart, and we proved that all the members of the Amalgamated Service corporation had no prestige, no credit, no way to make a living —and, therefore, the purchase of the motor factory was our only chance of livelihood-and, therefore, Midas Mulligan had no right to discriminate against us-and, therefore, we were entitled to demand a loan from him under the law.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (59% in)
  • The Unification Board shall then license the use of such patents and copyrights to all applicants, equally and without discrimination, for the purpose of eliminating monopolistic practices, discarding obsolete products and making the best available to the whole nation.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (20% in)
  • A morality that professes the belief that the values of the spirit are more precious than matter, a morality that teaches you to scorn a whore who gives her body indiscriminately to all men-this same morality demands that you surrender your soul to promiscuous love for all comers.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (47% in)

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

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