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molecule
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
the simplest structural unit of an element or compound
  • What power had given to an unseen arrangement of molecules the power on which their lives depended and the lives of all the men who waited for the eighty boxcars?
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (78% in)
  • But every inch of its course, every pound of its pressure and the content of every molecule within it, were controlled and made by a conscious intention that had worked upon it for ten years.
    1.2 Part 1 Chapter 2 — The Chain (9% in)
  • They said its chemical composition is unsound, it's brittle, it's decomposing molecularly, and it will crack suddenly, without warning ...."
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (20% in)
  • She saw the sentences: "It may be possible that after a period of heavy usage, a sudden fissure may appear, though the length of this period cannot be predicted...... The possibility of a molecular reaction, at present unknown, cannot be entirely discounted...... Although the tensile strength of the metal is obviously demonstrable, certain questions in regard to its behavior under unusual stress are not to be ruled out....
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (39% in)
  • Man perceives a blob of color; by integrating the evidence of his sight and his touch, he learns to identity it as a solid object: he learns to identify the object as a table; he learns that the table is made of wood; he learns that the wood consists of cells, that the cells consist of molecules, that the molecules consist of atoms.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (23% in)
  • Man perceives a blob of color; by integrating the evidence of his sight and his touch, he learns to identity it as a solid object: he learns to identify the object as a table; he learns that the table is made of wood; he learns that the wood consists of cells, that the cells consist of molecules, that the molecules consist of atoms.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (23% in)
  • Now we are expected to continue running railroads and to know the minute when a train will arrive after crossing the span of a continent, we are expected to continue running steel mills and to know the molecular structure of every drop of metal in the cables of your bridges and in the body of the airplanes that support you in mid-airwhile the tribes of your grotesque little mystics of muscle fight over the carcass of our world, gibbering in sounds of non-language that there are no...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (55% in)

There are no more uses of "molecule" in Atlas Shrugged.

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