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species
used in Atlas Shrugged

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a group of animals or plants that are similar — typically identified as a group because they can procreate together (reproduce new members of the group)
  • There, he thought, was the most contemptible representative of the species.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (40% in)
  • These were the men who hovered over factories, waiting for the last breath of a furnace, to pounce upon the equipment-and over desolate sidings, to pounce upon the freight cars of undelivered goodsthese were a new biological species, the hit-and-run businessmen, who did not stay in any line of business longer than the span of one deal, who had no payrolls to meet, no overhead to carry, no real estate to own, no equipment to build, whose only asset and sole investment consisted of an...
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (9% in)
  • These were the men whom official speeches described as "the progressive businessmen of our dynamic age," but whom people called "the pull peddlers"-the species included many breeds, those of "transportation pull," and of "steel pull" and "oil pull'1 and "wage-raise pull" and "suspended sentence pull"-men who were dynamic, who kept darting all over the country while no one else could move, men who were active and mindless, active, not like animals, but like that which breeds, feeds and...
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (9% in)
  • He thought of all the living species that train their young in the art of survival, the cats who teach their kittens to hunt, the birds who spend such strident effort on teaching their fledglings to fly-yet man, whose tool of survival is the mind, does not merely fail to teach 3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (87% in)
  • His particular distinction from all other living species is the necessity to act in the face of alternatives by means of volitional choice.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (18% in)
  • They recognize that every living species has a way of survival demanded by its nature, they do not claim that a fish can live out of water or that a dog can live without its sense of smell-but man, they claim, the most complex of beings, man can survive in any way whatever, man has no identity, no nature, and there's no practical reason why he cannot live with his means of survival destroyed, with his mind throttled and placed at the disposal of any orders they might care to issue.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (20% in)
  • Then this country will once more become a sanctuary for a vanishing species: the rational being.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (97% in)
  • The fourth, their leader, was a frail civilian with an expensive overcoat, a neat mustache, pale blue eyes and the manner of an intellectual of the public-relations species.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (44% in)

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