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self-evident
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
obviously so, or known to be true without proof
  • But he still thought it self-evident that one had to do what was right; he had never learned how people could want to do otherwise; he had learned only that they did.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (15% in)
  • This last was stated without explanation or elaboration, as if the words "profit motive" were the self-evident brand of ultimate evil.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (43% in)
  • The impulse of the habit of reason almost pushed her to speak, to argue, to demonstrate the self-evident-but she looked at their faces and she saw that they knew it.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (55% in)
  • The boy glanced at him with indignant astonishment, as if the answer were self-evident.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (47% in)
  • She spread her hands out in an astonished gesture to indicate the self-evident.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (22% in)

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