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used in Atlas Shrugged

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the owner of a business
  • He held her, pressing the length of his body against hers with a tense, purposeful insistence, his hand moving over her breasts as if he were learning a proprietor's intimacy with her body, a shocking intimacy that needed no consent from her, no permission.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (51% in)
  • Rearden noted that if he had resented as impertinence Francisco's manner of proprietorship in his office, he himself was now guilty of the same attitude-because he offered no explanation for his visit, but crossed the room and sat down in an armchair, casually, as if he were at home.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (74% in)

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