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unobtrusive
used in Atlas Shrugged

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fitting in so as not to attract much attention or disturb
  • The doctor who arrived was a gray-haired man with a mild, thoughtful face and a firmly, unobtrusively confident manner.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (18% in)
  • But a small man who sat unobtrusively in the best armchair of the room, apart from the others, content to be ignored and fully aware that none of them could be unconscious of his presence, glanced at Lawson, then at Mouch, and said with brisk cheerfulness, "That's the line, Wesley.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (1% in)
  • It was oil that ran in a glittering curve from the mouth of a pipe into a tank at the foot of the wall, as the only confession of the tremendous secret struggle inside the stone, as the unobtrusive purpose of all the intricate machinery-but the machinery did not resemble the installations of an oil derrick, and she knew that she was looking at the unborn secret of the Buena Esperanza Pass, she knew that this was oil drawn out of shale by some method men had considered impossible.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (35% in)
  • An unobtrusive little structure stood against a hillside, on a rising slant of rocky ground.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (54% in)
  • It had been followed by a few cocktails at the home of Orren Boyle, with only one unobtrusive gentleman from Argentina sitting silently in a corner, while two executives from Washington and a few friends of unspecified positions had talked about national resources, metallurgy, mineralogy, neighborly duties and the welfare of the globe-and had mentioned that a loan of four billion dollars would be granted within three weeks to the People's State of Argentina and the People's State of...
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (2% in)
  • He pointed to an unobtrusive object the size of a radio cabinet in a corner of the room: "There's the motor you wanted," and chuckled at her gasp, at the involuntary jolt that threw her forward, "Don't bother studying it, you won't give it away to them now."
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (42% in)

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