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used in Atlas Shrugged

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food or something else that supports or strengthens the body or spirit; or the support provided
  • It is evil to earn more than one's bare sustenance?
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (78% in)
  • But with the world turning into People's States, this is the only country left where men are not yet reduced to digging for roots in forests for their sustenance-so this is the only market left on earth.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (66% in)
  • ...thought that the magnificence of a world where men could afford the time and the effortless concern for such things as starched napkins and tinkling ice cubes, offered to travelers along with their meals for the price of a few dollars, was a remnant of the age when the sustenance of one's life had not been made a crime and a meal had not been a matter of running a race with death-a remnant which was soon to vanish, like the white filling station on the edge of the weeds of the jungle.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (12% in)
  • "Very well," she said, "I shall charge you for your room and board-it is against our rules to provide the unearned sustenance of another human being.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (12% in)
  • Now. it was still like a stream of blood, but like the one-way stream that runs from a wound, draining the last of a body's sustenance and life.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (4% in)
  • His body is given to him, its sustenance is not.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (16% in)
  • They proclaim that every man born is entitled to exist without labor and, the laws of reality to the contrary notwithstanding, is entitled to receive his 'minimum sustenance'-his food, his clothes, his shelter-with no effort on his part, as his due and his birthright.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (61% in)

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