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alliance
used in Atlas Shrugged

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an association formed to support common interests
  • I might discuss it with a few friends in the National Alliance of Railroads.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (17% in)
  • When they voted for it, the members of the National Alliance of Railroads sat in a large hall in the deepening twilight of a late autumn evening and did not look at one another.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (41% in)
  • The National Alliance of Railroads was an organization formed, it was claimed, to protect the welfare of the railroad industry.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (42% in)
  • "Members of the same profession or of the same industry should stick together," the organizers of the Alliance had said.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (43% in)
  • "Against whom is this Alliance being organized?" a skeptic had asked.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (43% in)
  • When the Anti-dog-eat-dog Rule was offered to the vote of the full membership of the National Alliance of Railroads at its annual meeting, it was the first mention of this Rule in public.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (44% in)
  • The Rule provided that the members of the National Alliance of Railroads were forbidden to engage in practices defined as "destructive competition"; that in regions declared to be restricted, no more than one railroad would be permitted to operate; that in such regions, seniority belonged to the oldest railroad now operating there, and that the newcomers, who had encroached unfairly upon its territory, would suspend operations within nine months after being so ordered; that the...
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (47% in)
  • ...competition"; that in regions declared to be restricted, no more than one railroad would be permitted to operate; that in such regions, seniority belonged to the oldest railroad now operating there, and that the newcomers, who had encroached unfairly upon its territory, would suspend operations within nine months after being so ordered; that the Executive Board of the National Alliance of Railroads was empowered to decide, at its sole discretion, which regions were to be restricted.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (48% in)
  • Do you remember the Anti-dog-eat dog proposal of the Railroad Alliance that I told you about months ago?
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (52% in)
  • Do you mean because of that Alliance agreement that you signed?
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (56% in)
  • She had forgotten her brother and his National Alliance.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (97% in)
  • I think it was the intent and purpose of the National Alliance of Railroads to protect the essential systems, not the jerkwaters of North Dakota.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (23% in)
  • But I can't get the Alliance to vote on it now, because they're all down there, outbidding one another for that rail!
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (23% in)
  • I got the National Alliance of Railroads to suspend the deadline and permit Dan Conway to operate his road for another year —that would have given us time-but he's refused to do it!
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (57% in)
  • The National Alliance of Railroads has taken a unanimous stand against the raises and has committed every member to refuse.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (29% in)
  • Wesley needs to drive a wedge into that Alliance stand.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (29% in)
  • -I'd be open to court action for it, by the Alliance rules!
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (29% in)
  • I gave my word to the National Alliance!
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (41% in)
  • Well, suit yourself; We wouldn't want to force the Alliance.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (41% in)

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