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derelict
used in Atlas Shrugged

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derelict ship
Definition
in terrible condition and/or abandoned
  • A few derelicts sat at the counter, a husky, elderly man stood behind it, the sleeves of his clean white shirt rolled at the elbows.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (26% in)
  • He spent years, pickax in hand, breaking rock from sunrise till darkness, with the help of a few stray derelicts: deserters from the armies of his countrymen, escaped convicts, starving Indians.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (6% in)
  • He looked at the great city, with no tie to any view or usage others had made of it, it was not a city of gangsters or panhandlers or derelicts or whores, it was the greatest industrial achievement in the history of man, its only meaning was that which it meant to him, there was a personal quality in his sight of it, a quality of possessiveness and of unhesitant perception, as if he were seeing it for the first time-or the last.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (38% in)

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  • She fell down on the steps of the pedestal, like another derelict, her dust-smeared cape wrapped tightly about her, she sat still, her head on her arm, past crying or reeling or moving.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (**% in)
  • It was a small, grimy place, disreputable with age, battered by years of a losing struggle; above its entrance gate, like a new flag on the mast of a derelict, hung the sign: d'Anconia Copper.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (58% in)

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

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