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loophole
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
an ambiguity (especially one in the text of a law or contract) that makes it possible to evade a difficulty or obligation
  • The loophole.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (34% in)
  • Yet you propose a plan to destroy me, a plan which demands, with an idiot's crudeness, without loopholes, detours or escape, that I work at a loss-that I work, with every ton I pour costing me more than I'll get for it-that I feed the last of my wealth away until we all starve together.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (58% in)
  • If you hold the irrational as your standard of value and the impossible as your concept of the good, if you long for rewards you have not earned, for a fortune or a love you don't deserve, for a loophole in the law of causality, for an A that becomes non-A at your whim, if you desire the opposite of existence-you will reach it.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (30% in)
  • Rationality twenty-four hours a day, with no loophole, no rest, no escape?
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (87% in)

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