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engage
used in Atlas Shrugged

21 uses
  • 'Public benefit' is anything given as alms; to engage in trade is to injure the public.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (71% in)
  • His mother and Philip were engaged in some eager discussion; but he noted that they were not really eager, they were nervous.
    1.2 Part 1 Chapter 2 — The Chain (84% in)
  • Philip looked away, then raised his eyes and held Rearden's glance, as if engaged in a scrutiny of his own.
    1.2 Part 1 Chapter 2 — The Chain (95% in)
  • I have an important engagement today.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (30% in)
  • The Rule provided that the members of the National Alliance of Railroads were forbidden to engage in practices defined as "destructive competition"; that in regions declared to be restricted, no more than one railroad would be permitted to operate; that in such regions, seniority belonged to the oldest railroad now operating there, and that the newcomers, who had encroached unfairly upon its territory, would suspend operations within nine months after being so ordered; that the...
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (48% in)
  • I don't engage in charity and I don't gamble on incompetents.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (27% in)
  • She married a boy she was engaged to.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (67% in)
  • Yes-look, Miss Taggart, I have an engagement in New York today, I could drop in at your office this afternoon, if you wish...... No, no —no trouble at all, I'll be delighted...... This afternoon, Miss Taggart, about two-I mean, about four o'clock.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (25% in)
  • He had no engagement in New York.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (25% in)
  • She had not met his fiancee, but she had read enough about the engagement in the newspapers.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (7% in)
  • No. Did you have an engagement for this evening?
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (14% in)
  • She would have taken money from Jim now and run to hide in some obscure hotel for the weeks of their engagement-but he did not offer it.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (30% in)
  • Every establishment, concern, corporation or person engaged in production of any nature whatsoever shall henceforth produce the same amount of goods per year as it, they or he produced during the Basic Year, no more and no less.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (21% in)
  • For ten years, he had heard himself denounced throughout the country, because his was a "company union" and because he had never engaged in a violent conflict with the management.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (65% in)
  • He had been engaged to her for the last four years; he had had to wait, because he had a mother to support and a widowed sister with three children.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (86% in)
  • We broke up many engagements.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (28% in)
  • His eyes had the stare of a man who suddenly sees that which he had known, had known from the first, had spent years trying not to see, and who is now engaged in a contest between the sight and his power to deny its existence.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (21% in)
  • Jim must have told you-and it's true-that I never engage in charity.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (56% in)
  • These were the men who sent trains to the relief of the Smather Brothers and their grapefruit in Arizona-to the relief of a factory in Florida engaged in the production of pin-ball machinesto the relief of a horse farm in Kentucky-to the relief of Orren Boyle's Associated Steel.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (8% in)
  • They have taught him that his body and his consciousness are two enemies engaged in deadly conflict, two antagonists of opposite natures, contradictory claims, incompatible needs, that to benefit one is to injure the other, that his soul belongs to a supernatural realm, but his body is an evil prison holding it in bondage to this earth-and that the good is to defeat his body, to undermine it by years of patient struggle, digging his way to that glorious jail-break which leads into the...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (37% in)
  • A scientist working on an invention is engaged in the activity of-blank-out.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (61% in)

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