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equivalent
used in Atlas Shrugged

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being equal or essentially equal
  • Whatever it was that others felt, she knew that this was one emotion for which they had no equivalent and no response.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (33% in)
  • She had no name for the kind of resistance she offered, for the emotion from which the resistance came; but the words that stood as its equivalent in her mind were: It does not count —it is not to be taken seriously.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (74% in)
  • The San Sebastian Mines were the most eminently successful venture in industrial history: they produced no copper, but they provided a livelihood for thousands of men who could not have achieved, in a lifetime, the equivalent of what they got for one day's work, which they could not do.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (48% in)
  • He glanced at her, his eyes narrowed; he did not laugh as she had, but the glance was an equivalent.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (13% in)
  • He did not pronounce the words, but the pain was their equivalent, the ugly pain saying: Who am I to cast the first stone?
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (26% in)
  • Resting on the belief that self-mockery is an act of virtue, the shrug was the emotional equivalent of the sentence: You're Robert Stadler, don't act like a high-school neurotic.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (7% in)
  • They needed no words for their chart; the classification was done by physical means: a respectful movement of their eyebrows, equivalent to the emotion of the word "So!" for the first group-and a sarcastic movement of their lips, equivalent to the emotion of "Well, well!" for the second.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (34% in)
  • They needed no words for their chart; the classification was done by physical means: a respectful movement of their eyebrows, equivalent to the emotion of the word "So!" for the first group-and a sarcastic movement of their lips, equivalent to the emotion of "Well, well!" for the second.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (34% in)
  • One face blew up the smooth working of their calculating mechanisms for a moment: when they saw the cold blue eyes and blond hair of Hank Rearden, their muscles tore at the register of the second group in the equivalent of "Oh, boy!"
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (34% in)
  • Gold was an objective value, an equivalent of wealth produced.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (80% in)
  • She made a tightening, sidewise movement with her lips, the equivalent of a shrug, and walked into the bedroom.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (2% in)
  • ...rotters who never rouse themselves to any effort, who do not possess the ability of a filing clerk, but demand the income of a company president, who drift from failure to failure and expect you to pay their bills, who hold their wishing as an equivalent of your work and their need as a higher claim to reward than your effort, who demand that you serve them, who demand that it be the aim of your life to serve them, who demand that your strength be the voiceless, rightless, unpaid,...
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (79% in)
  • The family's diplomas had always hung on the wall in the manner of a reproach to the world, because the diplomas had not automatically produced the material equivalents of their attested spiritual value.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (15% in)
  • He knew, not admitting it to himself, that the break came from some faint equivalent of his own feeling: she was glad that a face she had liked belonged to a man she could admire.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (92% in)
  • Nobody but me or my equivalent could have been able to complete it or even to grasp what it was.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (87% in)
  • And I knew that no equivalent of mine would come near that factory from then on.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (87% in)
  • Dr. Stadler saw the little shyster's eyes studying him for the fraction of a second: the eyes had a touch of superstitious awe, as at the sight of a phenomenon from a mystical realm forever incomprehensible to Mr. Thompson-and they had the piercing, calculating shrewdness of a ward heeler who feels certain that nothing is immune from his standards, a glance like the visual equivalent of the words: What's your angle?
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (11% in)
  • The evasiveness of the Taggart executives, when she asked a few casual questions, the stale generalities of their answers, the strain of their manner at the mention of their boss, and their obvious reluctance to discuss him-told her nothing concrete, but gave her a feeling equivalent to knowing the worst.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (36% in)
  • Dagny's shock of emotion, incredulous, warm and painful, was the wordless equivalent of the sentence: What a distance to travel in less than a year ....
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (54% in)
  • If to choose a person as the constant center of one's concern, as the focus of one's view of life, was to love-he thought-then it was true that she loved him; but if, to him, love was a celebration of one's self and of existence-then, to the self-haters and life-haters, the pursuit of destruction was the only form and equivalent of love.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (31% in)
  • He was looking at her as he would have looked if a strange woman had approached him on the street with a personal confession-a look like the equivalent of the words: Why tell it to me?
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (36% in)
  • You who are worshippers of the zero-you have never discovered that achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (34% in)
  • The man who does no more than physical labor, consumes the material value-equivalent of his own contribution to the process of production, and leaves no further value, neither for himself nor others.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (93% in)

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