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used in Atlas Shrugged

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a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
  • He had to stand on guard against his own feeling-as if some part of him had become a stranger that had to be kept numb, and his will had to be its constant, watchful anesthetic.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (62% in)
  • And"-he went on speaking while Rearden was lifting him from the ground by imperceptible seconds and inches, speaking as if the trembling intensity of his words were serving as an anesthetic against the pain-"and men can't live .... if rotten bastards .... like the ones in Washington .... get away with things like .... like the one they're doing tonight .... if everything becomes a stinking fake .... and nothing is real .... and nobody is anybody .... men can't live that way .... that's an absolute,...
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (82% in)

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