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phenomenon
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
something that exists or happened — especially something of special interest — sometimes someone or something that is extraordinary
  • They said it might be a natural phenomenon, some sort of cosmic disturbance of an unprecedented kind, only-
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (11% in)
  • Taggart turned, startled by the unprecedented phenomenon of an implacable anger in Eddie's voice.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (38% in)
  • She said, as if greeting a new phenomenon of nature: "Rearden Metal ...."
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (93% in)
  • His father adored him, but concealed it carefully, as he concealed the pride of knowing that he was bringing up the most brilliant phenomenon of a brilliant family line.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (14% in)
  • But, my good man, she's an unusual phenomenon in the field of economics, so you must expect people to talk about her.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (34% in)
  • It was of Dr. Robert Stadler that a writer had said: "Perhaps, among the phenomena of the universe which he is studying, none is so miraculous as the brain of Dr. Robert Stadler himself."
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (42% in)
  • It would be very valuable in connection with certain phenomena I should like to observe.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (48% in)
  • Do they ever give front pages to a phenomenon of the spirit?
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (32% in)
  • Eddie Willers rose slowly to his feet and stood looking at Taggart with an odd kind of dutiful curiosity, as if this were one more phenomenon to observe among all the unprecedented things he had observed.
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (70% in)
  • Dr. Stadler saw the little shyster's eyes studying him for the fraction of a second: the eyes had a touch of superstitious awe, as at the sight of a phenomenon from a mystical realm forever incomprehensible to Mr. Thompson-and they had the piercing, calculating shrewdness of a ward heeler who feels certain that nothing is immune from his standards, a glance like the visual equivalent of the words: What's your angle?
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (11% in)
  • ...as science, their cravings as knowledge, the goal of all the savages of the non-objective, the non-absolute, the relative, the tentative, the probable-the savages who, seeing a farmer gather a harvest, can consider it only as a mystic phenomenon unbound by the law of causality and created by the farmer's omnipotent whim, who then proceed to seize the farmer, to chain him, to deprive him of tools, of seeds, of water, of soil, to push him out on a barren rock and to command: "Now...
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (15% in)
  • The speed of Dagny's turn gave her time to see a phenomenon as unexpected as if a planet had reversed its orbit in the sky: she saw the words "September 2" moving upward and vanishing past the edge of the screen.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (31% in)

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