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infamy
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
famous for something that is bad; or an extremely bad event
  • Could one conceive of an infamy lower than to equate virtue with pain, to make virtue, not vice, the source and motive power of suffering?
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (12% in)
  • Then I wouldn't know what to say," he answered-and felt a rush of blood to his brain, tight as a slap, realizing suddenly the double infamy of a lie uttered in protestation of honesty; he had said it sincerely, but it implied a boast to which he had no right any longer.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (28% in)
  • It stands-as the money of a free country-for achievement, for success, for ability, for man's creative power-and, precisely for these reasons, it is used as a brand of infamy.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (69% in)
  • That which you do not know, is not a moral charge against you; but that which you refuse to know, is an account of infamy growing in your soul.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (85% in)
  • If he fears that his judgment is inadequate, he will not be given a gun to improve it, If he chooses to correct his errors in time, he will have the unobstructed example of his betters, for guidance in learning to think; but an end will be put to the infamy of paying with one life for the errors of another.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (98% in)

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