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ration
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
verb:  to restrict the amount of something each person can have — such as food or gasoline when there is a shortage, or when more is wanted than is available

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noun:  a fixed portion of something that is given as a person's share — such as goods of which there is a shortage, or food for soldiers in the field
  • So the government had to assume control and impose oil rationing on the country, in order to protect the essential enterprises.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (14% in)
  • Their food rations are something awful, though.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (20% in)
  • Let us put it this way: Mr. Mouch is the man who is rationing oil-for the time being.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (21% in)
  • ...such as power companies, who drank oil by the trainful and would make no allowances for human frailty, began to convert to coal —and the smaller customers, who were more tolerant, began to go out of business-the boys in Washington imposed rationing on oil and an emergency tax on employers to support the unemployed oil field workers-then a few of the big oil companies closed down-then the little fellows in the sun discovered that a drilling bit which had cost a hundred dollars, now cost...
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (27% in)
  • The rations of coal, established by Wesley Mouch, permitted the heating of homes for three hours a day.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (7% in)
  • To workwith no chance for an extra ration, till the Cambodians have been fed and the Patagonians have been sent through college.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (38% in)
  • I have obtained for you the top priority on copper wire, the first claim, the uppermost ration level, I've given you all the cards, certificates, documents and requisitions-what else do you want?
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (32% in)
  • Granting man less dignity than they grant to cattle, ignoring what an animal trainer could tell them-that no animal can be trained by fear, that a tortured elephant will trample its torturer, but will not work for him or carry his burdens —they expect man to continue to produce electronic tubes, supersonic airplanes, atom-smashing engines and interstellar telescopes, with his ration of meat for reward and a lash on his back for incentive.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (63% in)
  • The towns were like scattered puddles, left behind by a receding tide, still holding some precious drops of electricity, but drying out in a desert of rations, quotas, controls and power-conservation rules.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (49% in)

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