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obligation
used in Atlas Shrugged

16 uses
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Definition
a duty
  • No obligation on your part.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (14% in)
  • That was your trust, your obligation, your responsibility.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (34% in)
  • And because, were she lying crushed under the ruins of a building, were she torn by the bomb of an air raid, so long as she was still in existence she would know that action is man's foremost obligation, regardless of anything he feels-she was able to run down the platform and to see the face of the stationmaster when she found him-she was able to order: "Hold Number 57 for me!
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (96% in)
  • Can't you be strong enough to fulfill your obligation and to perform a husband's duty?
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (17% in)
  • Don't you want to have me as one of your men under obligation?
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (67% in)
  • It was a contract, an obligation!
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (41% in)
  • An obligation?
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (42% in)
  • There aren't any obligations, except the necessity of the moment.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (42% in)
  • He had never been afraid of burdens, because he had known his ability to carry them, and he had never assumed an obligation unless he was certain that he could fulfill it.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (86% in)
  • That which others claimed to feel at the sight of the stars-stars safely distant by millions of years and thus imposing no obligation to act, but serving as the tinsel of futility-she had felt at the sight of electric bulbs lighting the streets of a town.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (86% in)
  • That's the first obligation of any wife-and of a woman in your position in particular!
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (39% in)
  • He remembered the austerely pitiless respect he had felt for his contract of marriage, for all his contracts and all his legal obligations-and he saw what sort of legality his scrupulous observance was expected to serve.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (44% in)
  • I will not assume obligations that I can't fulfill.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (18% in)
  • Do you ask what moral obligation I owe to my fellow men?
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (31% in)
  • None-except the obligation I owe to myself, to material objects and to all of existence: rationality.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (31% in)
  • It will give more freedom to the individual and strengthen the bonds of collective obligations.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (98% in)

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