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inordinate
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
beyond normal limits
  • She worked swiftly, feeling inordinately clear-headed.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (48% in)
  • I therefore expect to make an inordinate profit-and you're going to earn it for me.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (74% in)
  • Yes, I think I'll earn your inordinate profit for you.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (74% in)
  • But a week later they announced, with an inordinate amount of publicity, that they were endowing the construction of a playground for the children of the unemployed.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (70% in)
  • This-she thought, looking at the mine-was the story of human wealth written across the mountains: a few pine trees hung over the cut, contorted by the storms that had raged through the wilderness for centuries, six men worked on the shelves, and an inordinate amount of complex machinery traced delicate lines against the sky; the machinery did most of the work.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (64% in)
  • Scientists are an inordinate luxury these days-and there aren't many people or establishments left who're able to afford necessities, let alone luxuries.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (29% in)

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