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used in Atlas Shrugged

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sound unvarying in pitch — especially the human voice
  • Dagny turned to her, answering in the formal, inflectionless monotone of a business executive, "There have been no cases of raider gang attacks upon frozen trains-unfortunately."
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (56% in)
  • Her voice had the even, dripping monotone of rain: "I can't answer the kind of questions you're asking, my girl.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (70% in)
  • He had added, in the monotone of reciting some impersonal, statistical report, "The newspapers are yelling that coal is now the most crucial commodity in the country.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (10% in)
  • She showed no emotion, but her voice had the intense monotone of a prayer: "Francisco .... if he could live through that night, what right have I to complain?
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (51% in)
  • You've got to get there, Kip," said the man ominously, in that stubborn monotone of the unthinking which asserts an end without concern for the means.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (44% in)
  • She spoke in a flat monotone, as if reciting her thoughts to herself, intent upon giving the solid identity of words to the torturous shreds of chaos twisting in her mind.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (47% in)
  • "I know," she answered; her voice was a lifeless monotone.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (12% in)
  • She did not answer at once; when she did, the sound of despair was present in her voice only in the form of too tight a monotone: "Eddie, if I quit, what would happen to the Taggart trains?"
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (14% in)

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