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used in Atlas Shrugged

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  • This was why he hated Lillian Rearden, thought Taggart: she knew the game, but she played it with unexpected variations of her own.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (77% in)
  • But the loudest screaming of the most hysterical editorial roused no emotion in himwhile a variation of a decimal point in a laboratory report on a test of Rearden Metal made him leap to his feet in eagerness or apprehension.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (12% in)
  • He spoke with a smooth, cheerful assurance; Rearden had the impression that it was the assurance of a cardsharp who has spent a prodigious effort in memorizing every possible variation of the pattern, and is now safe in the knowledge that every card in the deck is marked.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (24% in)

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