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used in Atlas Shrugged

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having or receiving important knowledge or understanding — (sometimes a spiritual belief)


free of false beliefs based on superstition or prejudice
  • No enlightened person would ever ask it.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (37% in)
  • Well, what is it that enlightened people do with their lives?
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (37% in)
  • Any enlightened person knows that man is made by the material factors of his background, and that a man's mind is shaped by his tools of production.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (63% in)
  • Nobody can deny it, Jim, that Wesley feels a high regard for you as an enlightened businessman, a valuable adviser and one of his closest personal friends.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (24% in)
  • He had lost his property-it was said-when Chile, becoming a People's State, had nationalized all properties, except those belonging to citizens of backward, non-People's countries, such as Argentina; but he had adopted an enlightened attitude and had joined the new regime, placing himself in the service of his country.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (4% in)
  • "In this enlightened age," Eugene Lawson had said in a radio broadcast, "we have come, at last, to realize that each one of us is his brother's keeper."
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (4% in)
  • In line with the enlightened policy of Senior Ramirez, the new Head of the Chilean State-who came to power on the moral slogan that man is his brother's keeper-the legislature was to nationalize the Chilean properties of d'Anconia Copper, thus opening the way for the People's State of Argentina to nationalize the rest of the d'Anconia properties the world over.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (18% in)
  • An enlightened citizenry should abandon the superstitious worship of logic and the outmoded reliance on reason.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (54% in)
  • "Inequalities still exist among us," the newspapers were saying, "and cheat us of the benefits of our enlightened age."
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (2% in)

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