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vagrant
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
someone who is poor and has no regular home or job
  • He felt, with a touch of mirthless amusement, that the gun had been needed at the mills, not in the peaceful safety of loneliness and night; what could some starving vagrant take from him, compared to what had been taken by men who claimed to be his protectors?
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (14% in)
  • There were bright lights under the marquee of the entrance, but it was dark beyond, on the pavement, so I could see without being seen, there were a few loafers and vagrants hanging around, there was a drizzle of rain and we clung to the walls of the building.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (93% in)
  • ...the world as he made it look, as if it matched him, as if he were its symbol-I saw a world of achievement, of unenslaved energy, of unobstructed drive through purposeful years to the enjoyment of one's reward-I saw, as I stood in the rain in a crowd of vagrants, what my years would have brought me, if that world had existed, and I felt a desperate longing-he was the image of everything I should have been .... and he had everything that should have been mine...... But it was only a moment.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (94% in)
  • Your morality demands that you divorce your love from values and hand it down to any vagrant, not as response to his worth, but as response to his need, not as reward, but as alms, not as a payment for virtues, but as a blank check on vices.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (48% in)

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