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crusade
used in Atlas Shrugged

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First Crusade to Jerusalem
Definition
any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe invaded Muslims in the Holy Land in the Middle East
  • And yet-he thought —through all the generations of political extortion, it was not the looting bureaucrats who had taken the blame, but the chained industrialists, not the men who peddled legal favors, but the men who were forced to buy them; and through all those generations of crusades against corruption, the remedy had always been, not the liberating of the victims, but the granting of wider powers for extortion to the extortionists.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (45% in)

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  • I have contributed my time and money to Friends of Global Progress in their crusade for the Equalization of Opportunity Bill.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (25% in)
  • He did not know that he stood straight and that the gesture of his arm was that of a returning crusader offering his trophy to his love, when he dropped a small chain of metal into her lap.
    1.2 Part 1 Chapter 2 — The Chain (60% in)
  • Mrs. Weston says that our best achievement is our cook-she loved the hors d'oeuvres...... Balph Eubank said a very funny thing about you, he said you're a crusader with a factory's chimney smoke for a plume...... I'm glad you don't like Francisco d'Anconia.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (89% in)
  • The only crusaders for 'sense' are the studious type of adolescent old maid who can't find a boy friend, and the old-fashioned shopkeeper who thinks that the universe is as simple as his neat little inventory and beloved cash register.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (6% in)
  • He sat in a pose he had never permitted himself before, a pose he had resented as the most vulgar symbol of the businessman-he sat leaning back in his chair, with his feet on his desk-and it seemed to her that the posture had an air of peculiar nobility, that it was not the pose of a stuffy executive, but of a young crusader.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (39% in)
  • We saw a hundred-pound stack-a hundred pounds, we weighed them-of magazines in Gerald's office, full of stories about our factory and our noble plan, with big pictures of Gerald Starnes, calling him a great social crusader.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (31% in)
  • Dr. Ferris was talking about the crusaders of science and about the years of selfless devotion, unremitting toil and persevering research that had gone into Project X. It was odd-thought Dr. Stadler, studying the ruins of the farmthat there should be a herd of goats in the midst of such desolation.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (12% in)
  • There was a desperate intensity in the boy's face, the intensity of a crusader's battle, his voice seemed to gain a sound of life from some fuel burning in broken spurts within him—and Rearden knew that the greatest assistance he could now render was to listen.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (73% in)

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