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patrician
used in Atlas Shrugged

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a person belonging to the nobility or aristocracy — sometimes specifically of ancient Rome
  • The patrician lines of a lemon-yellow Empire evening gown stressed her graceful body, and she stood like a person proudly in control of her proper background.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (14% in)
  • We must all pull together as a team to carry our railroad through this desperate emergency," A gray-haired man of patrician bearing, who had remained silent throughout the session, with a look of the quietly bitter knowledge that the entire performance was futile, glanced at Dagny in a way which would have been sympathy had he still felt a remnant of hope.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (33% in)
  • Just as the simplicity of his clothes, added to his bearing, gave him the air of a superlative aristocrat, so the crudeness of the room gave it the appearance of the most patrician retreat; a single royal touch was added to the crudeness: two ancient silver goblets stood in a small niche cut in a wall of bare logs; their ornate design had required the luxury of some craftsman's long and costly labor, more labor than had gone to build the shanty, a design dimmed by the polish of more...
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (28% in)
  • She wore no other ornament, only the sweep of a black velvet cape, more arrogantly, ostentatiously patrician than any spread of sables.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (68% in)

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