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sullen
used in Atlas Shrugged

22 uses
  • Boyle did not answer; his face had become sullen.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (12% in)
  • I've had a hard day," said Philip sullenly.
    1.2 Part 1 Chapter 2 — The Chain (85% in)
  • "There ought to be a law against irresponsible gossip," said Taggart sullenly.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (23% in)
  • Why did you?" said Taggart sullenly.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (49% in)
  • Balph Eubank had joined the group around Dr. Pritchett, and was saying sullenly, ".... no, you cannot expect people to understand the higher reaches of philosophy.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (42% in)
  • Ben Nealy was a bulky man with a soft, sullen face.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (8% in)
  • He paced the room sullenly, knowing that her eyes followed him, enjoying the knowledge, enjoying the sense of tremendous significance which his movements, his cuff links, his shoelaces, his lampshades and ashtrays acquired in that gentle, unquestioning glance.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (24% in)
  • He caught a glimpse of his own figure: the tall body distorted by a sloppy, sagging posture, as if in deliberate negation of human grace, the thinning hair, the soft, sullen mouth.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (35% in)
  • The man stared at the money with sullen indifference, not moving, not lifting a hand for it, still clutching the two buckets.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (83% in)
  • He went on sullenly, as if she were guilty of a deliberate offense against him.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (49% in)
  • Jim said little; he sat looking sullenly out the car window; she wondered whether she had disappointed him in some manner.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (29% in)
  • "I don't like the professor's remarks," said Lawson loudly and sullenly.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (6% in)
  • Dave Mitchum's eyes grew sullen: he knew that this was the one thought on all their minds; he wished Brent had not named it.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (58% in)
  • You've never considered the social angle of anything," he said, in a sullen, retreating voice.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (57% in)
  • "I just wanted to please you," he added sullenly, "but I guess you can't understand it at all.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (16% in)
  • She could not understand Jim's behavior, or his sullen anger, which looked like weakness, or his evasive, incomprehensible answers to her questions, which sounded like cowardice; such traits were not possible in the James Taggart whom she had married.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (22% in)
  • "An act of anti-social destruction," he was snarling to a sullen companion, "at a time when there's such a desperate shortage of copper!
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (29% in)
  • There's trouble in California," said Wesley Mouch sullenly.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (71% in)
  • Rearden wondered about the reason for the presence of James Taggart; Taggart sat in gloomy silence, sullenly sipping a drink, never glancing in his direction.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (43% in)
  • Well, somebody's got to support the railroads," said Taggart sullenly, not looking at him.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (45% in)
  • I don't see why you should choose to take such a defeatist view of the situation," said Mouch sullenly.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (59% in)
  • Her brother Jim, she noted, had been placed closer to the platform; she could see his sullen face among the nervous figures of Tinky Holloway, Fred Kinnan, Dr. Simon Pritchett.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (92% in)

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