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moratorium
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
a temporary stop to an ongoing activity
  • Well, let's agree on a moratorium.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (26% in)
  • To compensate the railroads of the country for the extra costs involved and "to cushion the process of readjustment," a moratorium on payments of interest and principal on all railroad bonds-secured and unsecured, convertible and non-convertible-was declared for a period of five years.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (95% in)
  • I had to grant the unions' demands to cut down the trains-and the moratorium on bonds was the only way I could do it, so that's why Wesley gave it to me, for the workers, not for myself.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (22% in)
  • What was wrong about that moratorium?
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (23% in)
  • Because you spent ten thousand dollars pouring liquor into people you hoped would prevent the directive about the bond moratorium!
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (36% in)
  • Well, your friends beat mine on that moratorium business, but mine beat yours on Rearden Metal-and I'm not forgetting it.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (36% in)
  • It was understood that the moratorium was for five years!
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (41% in)
  • How many loans have you got from us and how many extensions, suspensions and moratoriums?
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (9% in)
  • The moratorium on brains.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (58% in)
  • THE MORATORIUM ON BRAINS "Where have you been all this time?"
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (0% in)
  • You deserved every penny of that stock, and in the days of your father I would have refunded every penny of your profit-but under your brother's management, Taggart Transcontinental has taken its share of the looting, it has made profits by force, by means of government favors, subsidies, moratoriums, directives.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (10% in)
  • Don't you know what they can do to us through this Railroad Pool, or through the Unification Board, or through the moratorium on our bonds?
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (62% in)

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