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used in Atlas Shrugged

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at the same time
  • She saw the faint tightening of his facial muscles and, simultaneously, the look of something going slack in the lines of his face; she could not tell what sort of light was dying within him nor what made her think of the death of a light.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (46% in)
  • She looked at the crowd and she felt, simultaneously, astonishment that they should stare at her, when this event was so personally her own that no communication about it was possible, and a sense of fitness that they should be here, that they should want to see it, because the sight of an achievement was the greatest gift a human being could offer to others.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (55% in)
  • He thought: No, he has not read this book, he won't see it, he's dead, he must have died long ago...... The sharp pain was the shock of discovering simultaneously that this was the man he longed to see more than any other being in the world-and that he had to hope that this man was dead.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (25% in)
  • She felt, simultaneously, that Hank Rearden's presence in this valley was impossible-and that this was his place, peculiarly his, this was the place of his youth, of his start, and, together, the place he had been seeking all his life, the land he had struggled to reach, the goal of his tortured battle...... It seemed to her that the spirals of flame tinged fog were drawing time into an odd circle-and while a dim thought went floating through her mind like the streamer of an unfollowed...
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (43% in)
  • "Francisco, I did love you-" she said, and caught her breath, shocked, realizing that she had not intended to say it and, simultaneously, that this was not the tense she had wanted to use.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (24% in)
  • She felt that no problem existed, that nothing could stand beside the fact of seeing him and nothing would ever have the power to make her leave-and, simultaneously, that she would have no right to look at him if she were to renounce her railroad.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (32% in)
  • She felt that she owned him, that the unnamed had been understood between them from the start-and, simultaneously, that he was able to vanish from her Me and, on some future street of the outside world, to pass her by in unweighted indifference.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (32% in)
  • He was marking time, yet he wasn't, not fully; she felt certain that he was holding her here for some specific purpose and, simultaneously, that he was holding her for the mere sake of her presence.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (6% in)
  • The muffled scream of a woman across the room and some half grasped signal on the edge of Dagny's vision, came simultaneously and made her whirl to look at the city.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (30% in)
  • Reason is the enemy he dreads and, simultaneously, considers precarious; reason, to him, is a means of deception; he feels that men possess some power more potent than reason-and only their causeless belief or their forced obedience can give him a sense of security, a proof that he has gained control of the mystic endowment he lacked.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (64% in)
  • Simultaneously, in the same breath, to the same child, you declare that the looters who rule the People's States will surpass this country in material production, since they are the representatives of science, but that it's evil to be concerned with physical wealth and that one must renounce material prosperityyou declare that the looters' ideals are noble, but they do not mean them, while you do; that your purpose in fighting the looters is only to accomplish their aims, which they...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (80% in)
  • She felt that no danger or pain could exist in the world so long as she could see his face-and, simultaneously, an icy terror, when she looked at those who held him in their power, when she remembered the blind irrationality of the event they were staging.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (91% in)

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