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abstain
used in Atlas Shrugged

4 uses
  • I shall abstain from voting.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (37% in)
  • Dr. Ferris did not smile as he walked toward Rearden's desk; he merely wore a look suggesting that Rearden knew full well that he had good reason to smile and so he would abstain from the obvious.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (72% in)
  • Building is not done by abstaining from demolition; centuries of sitting and waiting in such abstinence will not raise one single girder for you to abstain from demolishing-and now you can no longer say to me, the builder: 'Produce, and feed us in exchange for our not destroying your production.'
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (34% in)
  • Building is not done by abstaining from demolition; centuries of sitting and waiting in such abstinence will not raise one single girder for you to abstain from demolishing-and now you can no longer say to me, the builder: 'Produce, and feed us in exchange for our not destroying your production.'
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (34% in)

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