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therefore
used in Atlas Shrugged

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for that reason (what follows is so because of what was just said)
  • .... and, therefore, I can assure the gentlemen of the Board that there is no occasion for panic.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (35% in)
  • I would suggest, therefore, that we request the resignation of Mr. Clarence Eddington, our economic consultant, who recommended the construction of the San Sebastian Line, and of Mr. Jules Mott, our representative in Mexico City.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (38% in)
  • Therefore, men must be forced to compete.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (17% in)
  • Therefore, we must control men in order to force them to be free.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (18% in)
  • I therefore expect to make an inordinate profit-and you're going to earn it for me.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (74% in)
  • It is, therefore, useless to write about facts.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (34% in)
  • "Therefore, if you're thinking of your railroad, Miss Taggart-as, of course, you are, in view of certain possible developments-I must point out to you that although the welfare of the country is my first consideration, to which I would not hesitate to sacrifice anyone's profits, still, I have never closed my ears to a plea for mercy and-"
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (44% in)
  • ...testified about the bad breaks we'd all had in the past, and I quoted Mulligan saying that I couldn't even own a vegetable pushcart, and we proved that all the members of the Amalgamated Service corporation had no prestige, no credit, no way to make a living —and, therefore, the purchase of the motor factory was our only chance of livelihood-and, therefore, Midas Mulligan had no right to discriminate against us-and, therefore, we were entitled to demand a loan from him under the law.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (59% in)
  • ...testified about the bad breaks we'd all had in the past, and I quoted Mulligan saying that I couldn't even own a vegetable pushcart, and we proved that all the members of the Amalgamated Service corporation had no prestige, no credit, no way to make a living —and, therefore, the purchase of the motor factory was our only chance of livelihood-and, therefore, Midas Mulligan had no right to discriminate against us-and, therefore, we were entitled to demand a loan from him under the law.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (59% in)
  • ...testified about the bad breaks we'd all had in the past, and I quoted Mulligan saying that I couldn't even own a vegetable pushcart, and we proved that all the members of the Amalgamated Service corporation had no prestige, no credit, no way to make a living —and, therefore, the purchase of the motor factory was our only chance of livelihood-and, therefore, Midas Mulligan had no right to discriminate against us-and, therefore, we were entitled to demand a loan from him under the law.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (59% in)
  • Therefore, the only practical thing for you to do is to help us keep our secret and get us to help you keep yours-and, as I'm sure you realize, we are fully able to keep any of the bureaucrats safely off your trail for as long as we wish," "What event, what secret and what trail?"
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (28% in)
  • "It seems to be established that we cannot continue to afford the operation of some of our branch lines .... the Rio Norte Line in particular .... and, therefore, some form of action seems to be indicated...... " "I think," said the pallid man with the mustache, his voice unexpectedly confident, "that we should now hear from Miss Taggart."
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (31% in)
  • She did not know whose voice it was, but she heard it when the voice pronounced: ".... and, therefore, I move that the John Galt Line be closed."
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (39% in)
  • Therefore, our sole objective must now be to hold the line.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (13% in)
  • Therefore, more stringent controls are necessary.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (13% in)
  • Wesley Mouch came from a family that had known neither poverty nor wealth nor distinction for many generations; it had clung, however, to a tradition of its own: that of being college-bred and, therefore, of despising men who were in business.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (15% in)
  • He had married his money and, in his widowed old age, he had picked Wesley as his favorite from among his many nephews and nieces, because Wesley was the least distinguished of the lot and therefore, thought Uncle Julius, the safest.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (15% in)
  • ...chief engineer's report-the rail of the Miami branch was in better condition than that of the Winston section, one had to remember, from a sociological viewpoint, that the Miami branch carried a much more important class of passenger traffic; therefore, the chief engineer suggested that Winston could be kept waiting a little longer, and recommended the sacrifice of an obscure section of mountain trackage for the sake of a branch where "Taggart Transcontinental could not afford to...
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (57% in)
  • Therefore, the announcement that you have signed will remove the last hopes of resistance and, by midnight, will bring in the last signatures, thus completing the program on schedule.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (73% in)
  • Therefore, I am telling you frankly that this will not hurt you at all.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (77% in)
  • The man in Drawing Room B, Car No, 4, was a newspaper publisher who believed that men are evil by nature and unfit for freedom, that their basic instincts, if left unchecked, are to lie, to rob and to murder one another-and, therefore, men must be ruled by means of lies, robbery and murder, which must be made the exclusive privilege of the rulers, for the purpose of forcing men to work, teaching them to be moral and keeping them within the bounds of order and justice.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (97% in)
  • Therefore, I cannot take your money any longer.
    2.9 Part 2 Chapter 9 — The Face Without Pain or Fear or Guilt (60% in)
  • We shall, therefore, leave you no means to do it.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (88% in)
  • Therefore, the country's top problem is to preserve the transportation industry as a whole, to preserve its existing plant and all of its existing facilities.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (51% in)
  • Therefore, you will understand my interest in the issue and my place in it.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (66% in)
  • He was accustomed to hearing speeches extorted by unknown pressure from unwilling victims, and he concluded that this was the case of a reactionary forced to confess a scandal and that, therefore, the speech had, perhaps, some political value; besides, he was curious to hear it "I am proud that he had chosen me to give him pleasure and that it was he who had been my choice.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (78% in)
  • I'm your brother, therefore I'm your responsibility, but you've failed to supply my wants, therefore you're guilty!
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (16% in)
  • I'm your brother, therefore I'm your responsibility, but you've failed to supply my wants, therefore you're guilty!
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (16% in)
  • He says: 'It is, therefore I want it.'
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (52% in)
  • They say: 'I want it, therefore it is.'
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (52% in)
  • Whoever you are-you who are alone with my words in this moment, with nothing but your honesty to help you understand-the choice is still open to be a human being, but the price is to start from scratch, to stand naked in the face of reality and, reversing a costly historical error, to declare: I am, therefore I'll think.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (83% in)

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