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embodiment
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
a physical representation of a concept
  • Every part of the motors was an embodied answer to "Why?" and "What for?
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (80% in)
  • The notes flowed up, they spoke of rising and they were the rising itself, they were the essence and the form of upward motion, they seemed to embody every human act and thought that had ascent as its motive.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (45% in)
  • A freight train was rolling by, somewhere in the distance and darkness; they could not see it, but they heard the pounding beat of wheels filling the silence, and it seemed close, as if a disembodied train, reduced to a long string of sound, were going past them in the night.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (38% in)
  • It was the forgotten delight of being held in rapt attention by the reins of the ingenious, the unexpected, the logical, the purposeful, the new-and of seeing it embodied in a performance of superlative artistry by a woman playing a character whose beauty of spirit matched her own physical perfection.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (51% in)
  • ...sufficient degree of malice to cause a new gopher trap to be brought into the world, that he, too, was only the pawn of a silent machine-a machine that had no center, no leader, no direction, a machine that had not been set in motion by Dr. Ferris or Wesley Mouch, or any of the cowed creatures in the grandstands, or any of the creatures behind the scenes-an impersonal, unthinking, unembodied machine, of which none was the driver and all were the pawns, each to the degree of his evil.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (16% in)
  • I rebelled against the creed that virtue is some disembodied unknowable of the spirit-but I damned you, you, my dearest one, for the desire of your body and mine.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (91% in)
  • Rearden pointed to the red spurts of flame shooting from the black shape of a furnace, shooting safely into space four hundred feet of steel-clay-and-steam-embodied thought above them.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (36% in)
  • The good, say the mystics of muscle, is Society-a thing which they define as an organism that possesses no physical form, a super-being embodied in no one in particular and everyone in general except yourself.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (38% in)
  • ...worship of sun and moon and wind and rain and of any thug who announces himself as their spokesman, provided his words are unintelligible and his mask sufficiently frightening-he wishes, begs and crawls, and dies, leaving you, as a record of his view of existence, the distorted monstrosities of his idols, part-man, part-animal, part-spider, the embodiments of the world of non-A. His is the intellectual state of your modern teachers and his is the world to which they want to bring you.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (59% in)
  • No matter whose welfare he professes to serve, be it the welfare of God or of that disembodied gargoyle he describes as 'The People,' no matter what ideal he proclaims in terms of some supernatural dimension-in fact, in reality, on earth, his ideal is death, his craving is to kill, his only satisfaction is to torture.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (65% in)
  • Then their persons filled each other's awareness, as the sum and meaning of the future-but the sum included the knowledge of all that had had to be earned, before the person of another being could come to embody the value of one's existence.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (56% in)
  • The notes flowed up, they spoke of rising and they were the rising itself, they were the essence and the form of upward motion, they seemed to embody every human act and thought that had ascent as its motive.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (91% in)

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