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laboratory
used in Atlas Shrugged

57 uses
  • The two floors were occupied by laboratories that contained a great many cages with guinea pigs, dogs and rats.
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (64% in)
  • They were the nights spent at scorching ovens in the research laboratory of the mills—the nights spent in the workshop of his home, over sheets of paper which he filled with formulas, then tore up in angry failure—the days when the young scientists of the small staff he had chosen to assist him waited for instructions like soldiers ready for a hopeless battle, having exhausted their ingenuity, still willing, but silent, with the unspoken sentence hanging in the air: "Mr.
    1.2 Part 1 Chapter 2 — The Chain (17% in)
  • When he entered his father's office in Buenos Aires, a large room, severe and modern as a laboratory, with photographs of the properties of d'Anconia Copper as sole ornament on its walls-photographs of the greatest mines, ore docks and foundries in the world-he saw, in the place of honor, facing his father's desk, a photograph of the Cleveland foundry with the new sign above its gate.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (58% 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)
  • In fact, I should like, some day, to order a special laboratory motor that would stand just such high temperatures as Rearden Metal can take.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (48% in)
  • She saw a man's face and hands in the glow of a laboratory oven, over the white liquid of a sample of metal.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (78% in)
  • It was in a room of what had been the laboratory that she stopped.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (88% in)
  • The room looked as if it had been an experimental laboratory-if she was right in judging the purpose of the torn remnants she saw on the walls: a great many electrical outlets, bits of heavy cable, lead conduits, glass tubing, built-in cabinets without shelves or doors.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (89% in)
  • Then we'll go over every room in the laboratory.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (97% in)
  • They put aside the papers that seemed to contain laboratory notes, but none referred to the motor, and there were no pages of the manuscript among them.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (98% in)
  • We can't let it be known that we found the motor together...... I had forgotten all that .... up there .... in the laboratory.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (12% in)
  • I wasn't concerned with the parasites of office and laboratory.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (42% in)
  • Did you know anything about the work of the factory's research laboratory?
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (43% in)
  • Yes, yes, they had a wonderful research laboratory, very advanced, very dynamic, with forward vision and great plans.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (43% in)
  • Did you take over the Starnes research laboratory?
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (63% in)
  • Yes, yes, some-but let me tell you, I didn't have much money to spend on such things as laboratories, when I never had enough funds to give me a breathing spell.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (63% in)
  • Who was in charge of your laboratory?
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (64% in)
  • Let me tell you that an executive of my position does not hang around laboratories.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (64% in)
  • The research laboratory?
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (70% in)
  • But, my girl, I said that I do not remember...... But I do not know their names, I do not know any names, I do not know what sort of adventurers my father may have had in that laboratory!
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (73% in)
  • He was the head of the laboratory.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (74% in)
  • Five days of stillness this winter, he thought, with the great laboratory motors stopped and irretrievable hours wiped out, when his staff had been working on problems that involved the heart of the universe.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (1% in)
  • Did you say you found this in the research laboratory of a plain, commercial motor factory?
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (44% in)
  • Under her questioning, he explained that he did not like any of the scientific foundations left in existence, that he would have liked a job in the research laboratory of some big industrial concern-"But which one of them can afford to undertake any long-range work nowadays, and why should they?
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (4% in)
  • "-so when the Utah Institute of Technology was closed for lack of funds, he had remained there as night watchman and sole inhabitant of the place; the salary was sufficient to pay for his needs-and the Institute's laboratory was there, intact, for his own private, undisturbed use.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (4% in)
  • He asked to remain in Utah, in his post of watchman, where he had all the laboratory equipment and all the privacy he needed.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (6% in)
  • Wesley, under Point Four, we'll have to close all research departments, experimental laboratories, scientific foundations and all the rest of the institutions of that kind.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (31% in)
  • Close all those damn research laboratories-and the sooner, the better.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (32% in)
  • "And what will become of all the engineers, professors and such, when you close all those laboratories?" asked Fred Kinnan.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (32% in)
  • ...Boyle with the small slits of pig's eyes, the doughy face of Mr. Mowen with the eyes that scurried away from any speaker and any fact-he was seeing them go through the jerky motions of an ape performing a routine it had learned to copy by muscular habit, performing it in order to manufacture Rearden Metal, with no knowledge and no capacity to know what had taken place in the experimental laboratory of Rearden Steel through ten years of passionate devotion to an excruciating effort.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (81% in)
  • He had graduated from college and had gone, on a salary unusual for his age, into the research laboratory of a great electrical concern in Massachusetts.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (80% in)
  • I'd been in my laboratory for the last two days, trying to solve a mathematical equation that looked impossible.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (25% in)
  • William Hastings, who had been my boss in the research laboratory of Twentieth Century Motors, had a hard time, fighting it out with himself.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (90% in)
  • In my laboratory.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (35% in)
  • She asked cautiously, "Where is your laboratory?
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (35% in)
  • The sound ray is controlled by a panel inside the giant underground laboratory," said Dr. Ferris, pointing at the building on the knoll.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (14% in)
  • The present generating equipment in our laboratory is capable of producing rays to cover-through the outlets which you may observe under the dome-the entire countryside within a radius of a hundred miles, a circle with a periphery extending from the shore of the Mississippi, roughly from the bridge of the Taggart Transcontinental Railroad, to Des Moines and Fort Dodge, Iowa, to Austin, Minnesota, to Woodman, Wisconsin, to Rock Island, Illinois.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (14% in)
  • As the same value, as the same expression, with the same pride and the same meaning as I love my work, my mills, my Metal, my hours at a desk, at a furnace, in a laboratory, in an ore mine, as I love my ability to work, as I love the act of sight and knowledge, as I love the action of my mind when it solves a chemical equation or grasps a sunrise, as I love the things I've made and the things I've felt, as my product, as my choice, as a shape of my world, as my best mirror, as the wife...
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (86% in)
  • Can't you understand me as a human being, not as if I were a scientific object in a laboratory?
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (42% in)
  • ...saying, beating it into the pavements in the sound of her steps-no exit .... no refuge .... no signals .... no way to tell destruction from safety, or enemy from friend...... Like that dog she had heard about, she thought .... somebody's dog in somebody's laboratory .... the dog who got his signals switched on him, and saw no way to tell satisfaction from torture, saw food changed to beatings and beatings to food, saw his eyes and ears deceiving him and his judgment futile and his consciousness...
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (98% in)
  • The ore docks, the smelters, the laboratories, the office buildings were demolished.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (19% in)
  • Thompson," the man said slowly, "we've called the electronic laboratory of the State Science Institute.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (11% in)
  • ...of the moon-truth is whatever people want it to be, and people are everyone except yourself; reality is whatever people choose to say it is, there are no objective facts, there are only people's arbitrary wishes-a man who seeks knowledge in a laboratory by means of test tubes and logic is an old-fashioned, superstitious fool; a true scientist is a man who goes around taking public polls-and if it weren't for the selfish greed of the manufacturers of steel girders, who have a vested...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (60% in)
  • ...willing to sell their intelligence into cynical servitude to force: the contemptible breed of those mystics of science who profess a devotion to some sort of 'pure knowledge' the purity consisting of their claim that such knowledge has no practical purpose on this earth-who reserve their logic for inanimate matter, but believe that the subject of dealing with men requires and deserves no rationality, who scorn money and sell their souls in exchange for a laboratory supplied by loot.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (95% in)
  • She gasped: the long, light-flooded, windowless space beyond the threshold, enclosed in a shell of softly lustrous metal, like a small ballroom aboard a submarine, was the most efficiently modern laboratory she had ever seen.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (42% in)
  • "You wanted to know where I worked for eleven months out of the year," he said, "All this," she asked, pointing at the laboratory, "on the salary ofshe pointed at the garret-"of an unskilled laborer?"
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (42% in)
  • "It supplies my own electric power for the laboratory," he said.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (43% in)
  • She heard the door of the laboratory clicking locked behind them.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (44% in)
  • "Locked!" declared a soldier, banging his fist against the laboratory door.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (46% in)
  • I wanted a laboratory!
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (86% in)
  • The sixteen were stationed for the night outside the structure and in the deserted laboratories above the ground, where they remained uncritically on duty, with no curiosity about anything that might be taking place below.
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (65% in)
  • In the big laboratory.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (12% in)
  • They're labs, too.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (12% in)
  • Now, that laboratory upstairs-does it open right on the stair landing?
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (13% in)
  • There's the small laboratory on one side and Dr. Ferris' office on the other.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (13% in)
  • Cages containing rats and guinea pigs were stacked against the walls of the laboratory; they had been put there by the guards who were playing poker on the long laboratory table in the center.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (14% in)
  • Cages containing rats and guinea pigs were stacked against the walls of the laboratory; they had been put there by the guards who were playing poker on the long laboratory table in the center.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (15% in)

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