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conspiracy
used in Atlas Shrugged

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a secret agreement or plot — especially to do something illegal or harmful
  • He swore half-aloud, with resentful malice, as if the loss, the rain and his head cold were someone's personal conspiracy against him.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (10% in)
  • Do you think that what you're facing is merely a conspiracy to seize your wealth?
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (84% in)
  • The look of his eyes, held raptly still upon some point in space, was not in answer to her words; it was in answer to a man's voice saying to him, "Do you think that what you're facing is merely a conspiracy to seize your wealth?
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (9% in)
  • He explained it by speaking darkly about the conspiracy of the big fellows, who would never give him a chance, though he did not explain just whom he meant by "the big fellows."
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (56% in)
  • Theirs is a conspiracy against the mind, which means: against life and man.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (66% in)
  • It is a conspiracy without leader or direction, and the random little thugs of the moment who cash in on the agony of one land or another are chance scum riding the torrent from the broken dam of the sewer of centuries, from the reservoir of hatred for reason, for logic, for ability, for achievement, for joy, stored by every whining anti-human who ever preached the superiority of the 'heart' over the mind.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (67% in)
  • It is a conspiracy of all those who seek, not to live, but to get away with living, those who seek to cut just one small corner of reality and are drawn, by feeling, to all the others who are busy cutting other corners-a conspiracy that unites by links of evasion all those who pursue a zero as a value: the professor who, unable to think, takes pleasure in crippling the mind of his students, the businessman who, to protect his stagnation, takes pleasure in chaining the ability of...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (67% in)
  • It is a conspiracy of all those who seek, not to live, but to get away with living, those who seek to cut just one small corner of reality and are drawn, by feeling, to all the others who are busy cutting other corners-a conspiracy that unites by links of evasion all those who pursue a zero as a value: the professor who, unable to think, takes pleasure in crippling the mind of his students, the businessman who, to protect his stagnation, takes pleasure in chaining the ability of...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (67% in)

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