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estimate
used in Atlas Shrugged

21 uses
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Definition
rough calculation or judgment
  • "Are you saying," he asked slowly, "that I rose in your estimation when you found that I wanted you?"
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (92% in)
  • The beautiful legs, slanting down from the chair's arm in the center of his vision, annoyed him; they spoiled the rest of his estimate.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (86% in)
  • She had asked her chief engineer to submit a design and an estimate of the cost.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (5% in)
  • She had added wearily, "Get me an estimate on what we'll need to make our old bridge last for another five years.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (6% in)
  • I've thought of a new Rearden Metal bridge, I've had my engineers give me an estimate.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (11% in)
  • In a moment, he said, "The actual cost of the bridge is less than our original estimate.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (79% in)
  • But don't you think you're underestimating me, Gwen?
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (94% in)
  • She had stood there silently, watching, without interest or purpose, like a chemical compound on a photographic plate, absorbing visual shapes because they were there to be absorbed, but unable ever to form any estimate of the objects of her vision.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (85% in)
  • His particular estimate of it was none of your concern or mine.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (12% in)
  • More valuable than any estimate I could give you.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (80% in)
  • The sum of the chart was an estimate of James Taggart's power.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (34% in)
  • The glance was sufficient to give him an estimate of the nature of the group's concerns.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (58% in)
  • What effect it had on the coal mines and the public welfare is for you to estimate.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (62% in)
  • Glancing at the paper, Rearden wondered whether it was a deliberate mockery of decency, or so low an estimate of their victims' intelligence, that had made the designers of this paper print the text across a faint drawing of the Statue of Liberty.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (75% in)
  • She hung up, and said to Eddie, in the tone of an estimate passed on physical objects, "They'll leave us alone for a while.
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (95% in)
  • "He overestimated," said Galt.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (14% in)
  • She kept seeing his figure in her mind-his figure as he had stood at the door of the structure-she felt nothing else, no wish, no hope, no estimate of her feeling, no name for it, no relation to herself-there was no entity such as herself, she was not a person, only a function, the function of seeing him, and the sight was its own meaning and purpose, with no further end to reach.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (62% in)
  • If this now makes me a disgraced woman in your eyes-let your estimate be your own concern.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (77% in)
  • She was startled to see him looking at her with a touch of derision, as if he were mocking her estimate of his understanding.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (45% in)
  • Your emotions are estimates of that which furthers your life or threatens it, lightning calculators giving you a sum of your profit or loss.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (30% in)
  • An emotion is a response to a fact of reality, an estimate dictated by your standards.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (47% in)

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