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drudgery
used in Atlas Shrugged

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hard, unpleasant, and boring work
  • You, who claim that you long to rise above the crude concerns of the body, above the drudgery of serving mere physical needs-who is enslaved by physical needs: the Hindu who labors from sunrise to sunset at the shafts of a hand-plow for a bowl of rice, or the American who is driving a tractor?
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (74% in)
  • The castrated performance of a sickening drudgery was held to be a woman's proper virtue-while that which gave it meaning and sanction was held as a shameful sin .... the work of dealing with grease, steam and slimy peelings in a reeking kitchen was held to be a spiritual matter, an act of compliance with her moral duty-while the meeting of two bodies in a bedroom was held to be a physical indulgence, an act of surrender to an animal instinct, with no glory, meaning or pride of spirit to...
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (36% in)

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