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used in Atlas Shrugged

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to stick out from
  • The coil protruded from a pile of junk.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (89% in)
  • His long, thin face looked as if it had shrunk inward, with the exception of his mouth and eyeballs, which were left to protrude as three soft globes.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (23% in)
  • The woman had a coat thrown over a nightgown; the coat was slipping open and her stomach protruded under the gown's thin cloth, with that loose obscenity of manner which assumes all human self-revelation to be ugliness and makes no effort to conceal it.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (54% in)
  • A few outlets protruded from the base of the dome, in loose, irregular shapes, resembling badly poured clay funnels; they did not seem to belong to an industrial age or to any known usage.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (4% in)
  • They knew, as he knew it, that they were the targets of the shapeless funnels protruding from the mushroom building's dome-and he wondered in what manner they were now extinguishing their minds and escaping that knowledge; he knew that the words they were eager to absorb and believe were the chains slipping in to hold them, like the goats, securely within the range of those funnels.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (27% in)
  • The pull of one of the small levers, which protruded like bookmarks from the shelves, threw thousands of electric circuits into motion, made thousands of contacts and broke as many others, set dozens of switches to clear a chosen course and dozens of signals to light it, with no error left possible, no chance, no contradiction —an enormous complexity of thought condensed into one movement of a human hand to set and insure the course of a train, that hundreds of trains might safely rush...
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (80% in)
  • The mushroom structure crouched on a knoll before him; there were lights in the narrow slits of its windows-and the shapeless funnels protruded from under its dome, aimed at the darkness of the country.
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (12% in)

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