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undermine
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
weaken gradually
  • That's what undermines the morale of an organization.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (25% in)
  • And if any of you have been deceived by vicious rumors aimed to undermine your faith in the great social program of our leadersyou may trust the word of Miss Taggart, who-
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (72% in)
  • The newspapers, like puppets on tangled strings, were shouting with the same belligerence and on the same dates: "It is social treason to ascribe too much importance to Hank Rearden's desertion and to undermine public morale by the old-fashioned belief that an individual can be of any significance to society.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (2% in)
  • ...that his body and his consciousness are two enemies engaged in deadly conflict, two antagonists of opposite natures, contradictory claims, incompatible needs, that to benefit one is to injure the other, that his soul belongs to a supernatural realm, but his body is an evil prison holding it in bondage to this earth-and that the good is to defeat his body, to undermine it by years of patient struggle, digging his way to that glorious jail-break which leads into the freedom of the grave.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (37% in)
  • If your faith in the future has been undermined by vicious rumors, you may now see for yourself our happily united family of leadership!
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (94% in)

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