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stupor
used in Atlas Shrugged

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a state in which there is little ability to think — as from being very sleepy, drunk, or stunned
  • For a moment, he stared at her in blank stupor; she saw the struggle of fear, obsequiousness and hatred in his filmy eyes.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (62% in)
  • They listened, in silent stupor, to a stream of profanity such as they had never heard from any section gang.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (64% in)
  • She could only shake her head, before she recaptured her voice to say, "It's not what you're doing to anyone .... it's what they're doing to you...... " His laughter swept her out of her moment's stupor, "Be careful, Miss Taggart.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (4% in)
  • He had thrown dollars about by the hundredsat that party he had given today-for unfinished drinks, for uneaten delicacies, for unprovoked tips and unexpected whims, for a long distance phone call to Argentina because one of the guests had wanted to check the exact version of a smutty story he had started telling, for the spur of any moment, for the clammy stupor of knowing that it was easier to pay than to think.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (7% in)
  • Dimly, through the pleasant stupor of relaxing, of sprawling back in his chair and smiling, he knew that this was the enjoyment he wanted: to be himself.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (19% in)
  • She stood, in unexacting stupor, until she heard the muffled drawl of two voices behind the door of Jim's bedroom; she could not distinguish the words, only the quality of the sounds: Jim's voice had a tone of irritation, the woman's-of contempt.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (83% in)
  • ...these men were moved forward, not by the image of an industrial skyline, but by the vision of that form of existence which the industrialists had swept away-the vision of a fat, unhygienic rajah of India, with vacant eyes staring in indolent stupor out of stagnant layers of flesh, with nothing to do but run precious gems through his fingers and, once in a while, stick a knife into the body of a starved, toil-dazed, germeaten creature, as a claim to a few grains of the creature's rice,...
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (73% in)
  • ...to fit one's purpose, of translating an idea into physical form, of remaking the earth in the image of one's values-that all work is creative work ft done by a thinking mind, and no work is creative if done by a blank who repeats in uncritical stupor a routine he has learned from others-that your work is yours to choose, and the choice is as wide as your mind, that nothing more is possible to you and nothing less is human-that to cheat your way into a job bigger than your mind can...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (28% in)
  • Are you thinking, in some foggy stupor, that it's only material values that your morality requires you to sacrifice?
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (41% in)
  • Morality, to you, is a phantom scarecrow made of duty, of boredom, of punishment, of pain, a cross-breed between the first schoolteacher of your past and the tax collector of your present, a scarecrow standing in a barren field, waving a stick to chase away your pleasures —and pleasure, to you, is a liquor-soggy brain, a mindless slut, the stupor of a moron who stakes his cash on some animal's race, since pleasure cannot be moral.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (76% in)

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