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negate
used in Atlas Shrugged

21 uses
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Definition
to contradict, offset, or render meaningless
  • Her face pressed to her arm, she moved her head, shaking it slowly hi negation.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (11% in)
  • Rearden said involuntarily, not knowing that the question negated his anger, that it was a plea to stop this man and hold him, "What did you want to learn to understand about me?"
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (66% in)
  • He caught a glimpse of his own figure: the tall body distorted by a sloppy, sagging posture, as if in deliberate negation of human grace, the thinning hair, the soft, sullen mouth.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (35% in)
  • A shudder of pity ran through her body and ended in the movement of shaking her head: she did not know for which of the two men the pity was intended, but it made her unable to speak and she shook her head over and over again, as if trying desperately to negate some vast, impersonal suffering that had made them all its victims.
    2.9 Part 2 Chapter 9 — The Face Without Pain or Fear or Guilt (43% in)
  • Such a being is a metaphysical monstrosity, struggling to oppose, negate and contradict the fact of his own existence, running blindly amuck on a trail of destruction, capable of nothing but pain.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (19% in)
  • A morality that dares to tell you to find happiness in the renunciation of your happiness-to value the failure of your values-is an insolent negation of morality.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (19% in)
  • Reality is that which exists; the unreal does not exist; the unreal is merely that negation of existence which is the content of a human consciousness when it attempts to abandon reason.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (23% in)
  • Non-thinking is an act of annihilation, a wish to negate existence, an attempt to wipe out reality.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (24% in)
  • By suspending your judgment, you are negating your person.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (25% in)
  • To interpose the threat of physical destruction between a man and his perception of reality, is to negate and paralyze his means of survival; to force him to act against his own judgment, is like forcing him to act against his own sight.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (32% in)
  • Existence is not a negation of negatives.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (34% in)
  • Evil, not value, is an absence and a negation, evil is impotent and has no power but that which we let it extort from. us.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (34% in)
  • It was man's mind that had to be negated in order to make him fall apart.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (37% in)
  • Man's good-say both-is to give up his personal desires, to deny himself, renounce himself, surrender; man's good is to negate the life he lives.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (39% in)
  • Your only definition of the good is a negation: the good is the 'non-good for me.'
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (43% in)
  • All their identifications consist of negating: God is that which no human mind can know, they say-and proceed to demand that you consider it knowledge-God is non-man, heaven is non-earth, soul is non-body, virtue is non-profit, A is non-A, perception is non-sensory, knowledge is non-reason.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (50% in)
  • But you stifled, negated, betrayed it.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (86% in)
  • You let them infect you with the worship of need-and this country became a giant in body with a mooching midget in place of its soul, while its living soul was driven underground to labor and feed you in silence, unnamed, unhonored, negated, its soul and hero: the industrialist.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (88% in)
  • Any group, any gang, any nation that attempts to negate man's rights, is wrong, which means: is evil, which means: is anti-life.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (88% in)
  • The removal of a threat is not a payment, the negation of a negative is not a reward, the withdrawal of your armed hoodlums is not an incentive, the offer not to murder me is not a value.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (58% in)
  • Galt lay relaxed, as if not attempting to fight the pain, but surrendering to it, not attempting to negate it, but to bear it.
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (79% in)

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