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derive
used in Atlas Shrugged

6 uses
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Definition
to get something from something else

(If the context doesn't otherwise indicate where something came from, it is generally from reasoning—especially deductive reasoning.)
  • She had a homely face, a bad complexion and a look of impertinent condescension derived from the fact that she belonged to one of the very best families.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (28% in)
  • It was derived from your invaluable research into the nature of cosmic rays and of the spatial transmission of energy.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (20% in)
  • There are no profits henceforth to be derived from that farm.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (21% in)
  • Just as I support my life, neither by robbery nor alms, but by my own effort, so I do not seek to derive my happiness from the injury or the favor of others, but earn it by my own achievement.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (31% in)
  • Let the caveman who does not choose to accept the axiom of identity, try to present his theory without using the concept of identity or any concept derived from it-let the anthropoid who does not choose to accept the existence of nouns, try to devise a language without nouns, adjectives or verbs-let the witchdoctor who does not choose to accept the validity of sensory perception, try to prove it without using the data he obtained by sensory perception —let the head-hunter who does not...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (57% in)
  • By a feeling he has not learned to identify, but has derived from his first awareness of existence, from his discovery that he has to make choices, man knows that his desperate need of self-esteem is a matter of life or death.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (81% in)

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