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invalidate
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
remove the legal force of something; or render something ineffective — especially an argument
  • Both kinds demand that you invalidate your own consciousness and surrender yourself into their power.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (49% in)
  • ...nothing can take precedence over that act of perceiving it, which is thinking-that the mind is one's only judge of values and one's only guide of action-that reason is an absolute that permits no compromise-that a concession to the irrational invalidates one's consciousness and turns it from the task of perceiving to the task of faking reality-that the alleged short-cut to knowledge, which is faith, is only a short-circuit destroying the mind-that the acceptance of a mystical invention...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (26% in)
  • The good, say the mystics of spirit, is God, a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive-a definition that invalidates man's consciousness and nullifies his concepts of existence.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (38% in)

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