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ravage
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
to destroy or damage; or damaging effects
  • The camera, like an eye at a police line-up, moved from face to scarred face-scarred by the ravages of fear, of evasion, of despair, of uncertainty, of self-loathing, of guilt.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (94% in)
  • Once he surrendered reason, he was left at the mercy of two monsters whom he could not fathom or control: of a body moved by unaccountable instincts and of a soul moved by mystic revelationshe was left as the passively ravaged victim of a battle between a robot and a dictaphone.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (37% in)
  • Destruction is the only end that the mystics' creed has ever achieved, as it is the only end that you see them achieving today, and if the ravages wrought by their acts have not made them question their doctrines, if they profess to be moved by love, yet are not deterred by piles of human corpses, it is because the truth about their souls is worse than the obscene excuse you have allowed them, the excuse that the end justifies the means and that the horrors they practice are means to...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (65% in)
  • The plea began to hammer progressively louder upon the desk of the Unification Board, from all parts of a country ravaged by unemployment, and neither the pleaders nor the Board dared to add the dangerous words which the cry was implying: "Give us men of ability!"
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (19% in)

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