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resent
used in Atlas Shrugged

78 uses
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?  —71 uses
exact meaning not specified
Definition
to feel anger or unhappiness at having to accept something — often something seen as unjust or something that creates jealousy
  • "Yes, sir," said the engineer, without resentment or hope.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (69% in)
  • His eyes were pale and veiled, with a glance that moved slowly, never quite stopping, gliding off and past things in eternal resentment of their existence.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (19% in)
  • She kept her hands in the coat pockets, her posture taut, as if she resented immobility, and unfeminine, as if she were unconscious of her own body and that it was a woman's body.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (45% in)
  • She wondered why he resented the necessity of dealing with Rearden, and why his resentment had such an odd, evasive quality.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (73% in)
  • She wondered why he resented the necessity of dealing with Rearden, and why his resentment had such an odd, evasive quality.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (73% in)
  • He told himself that it would be unjust to feel resentment: they were all trying to show their concern for him-and he wished these were not the things they had chosen for concern.
    1.2 Part 1 Chapter 2 — The Chain (47% in)
  • He crossed the room to her desk like a child being dragged to punishment, storing the resentment for all his future years.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (66% in)
  • She resented the small defeat of being tired, but she knew that she was, tonight.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (76% in)
  • In his lifetime, the name "Nat Taggart" was not famous, but notorious; it was repeated, not in homage, but in resentful curiosity; and if anyone admired him, it was as one admires a successful bandit.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (80% in)
  • She was incapable of love for any object not of her own choice and she resented anyone's demand for it.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (83% in)
  • They had both resented the nicknames, at first.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (7% in)
  • And while throwing her head up, resentment in her eyes to meet the sternness in his, while feeling certain that his was a glance of condemnation and hostility, she heard herself asking him, a tone of smiling defiance in her voice: "What do you like about me?"
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (22% in)
  • If Lillian resented his attitude, he thought, she was right.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (4% in)
  • The sharp resentment was genuine.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (41% in)
  • He found himself held by the spectacle of a woman who was obviously pursuing him but with obvious reluctance, as if against her own will, as if fighting a desire she resented.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (91% in)
  • I resented it a little .... because I thought of them as mine...... " He turned and looked at her.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (54% in)
  • She looked at his office as if she knew what it meant to him and as if she were declaring her resentment against anything being of greater importance to him than her own person.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (82% in)
  • He swore half-aloud, with resentful malice, as if the loss, the rain and his head cold were someone's personal conspiracy against him.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (9% in)
  • He had often met girls of the lower classes, who had put on a brash little act, pretending to look up to him, spilling crude flattery for an obvious purpose; he had neither liked nor resented them; he had found a bored amusement in their company and he had granted them the status of his equals in a game he considered natural to both players involved.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (20% in)
  • The woman looked at her, not in resentment, but merely as one looks at a pointless question.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (86% in)
  • You won't like having to see them, Miss Taggart," said the chief of police of Durance, Louisiana; he was an elderly man with a slow, firm manner and a look of bitterness acquired not in blind resentment.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (66% in)
  • His manner was simple, almost friendly, as if he felt no need to hide his identity and no resentment at its being discovered.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (88% in)
  • He remained silent; he seemed to be considering something he knew, but did not wish to tell her; she became certain of it, when he concluded brusquely, in that tone of resentment which conceals an evasion, "No, I don't know anyone I'd care to recommend to you."
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (48% in)
  • It's resentment of another man's achievement.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (50% in)
  • "You despise me, Mr. Rearden," he had declared once, suddenly and without any resentment.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (59% in)
  • A strange sense, which was almost a sense of style, made Rearden feel contempt for the boy, but no resentment.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (61% in)
  • Among the many things that Lillian resented, the impersonal politeness of Dagny's face was the one she resented most.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (50% in)
  • Among the many things that Lillian resented, the impersonal politeness of Dagny's face was the one she resented most.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (50% in)
  • Watching nervously, Taggart felt reliefand a touch of nameless resentment, which, if named, would have told him he wished the occasion deserved the grandeur that Francisco's manner gave it for a moment.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (61% in)
  • He wondered, looking at them, why these people were drawn to Francisco, why they chose to hold him imprisoned in a clinging circle. when their resentment of him was obvious under their smiles.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (70% in)
  • He sat in a pose he had never permitted himself before, a pose he had resented as the most vulgar symbol of the businessman-he sat leaning back in his chair, with his feet on his desk-and it seemed to her that the posture had an air of peculiar nobility, that it was not the pose of a stuffy executive, but of a young crusader.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (39% in)
  • The vision of Francisco in Rearden's mind, which he had resented and found irresistibly attractive, had been the figure of a man radiantly incapable of suffering.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (99% in)
  • Even though everything within the house was of her own choice and taste, she had always seemed to act as the bright, efficient, resentful manager of a high-class hotel, who keeps smiling in bitter amusement at her position of inferiority to the owners.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (14% in)
  • Some made no comment at all, but turned away, their faces showing a peculiar resentment under the effort to appear noncommittal, as if they feared that the mere act of looking at him would be interpreted as taking a stand.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (67% in)
  • Others ventured to comment: "In my opinion, Rearden, it was extremely unwise of you...... It seems to me that this is hardly the time to make enemies...... We can't afford to arouse resentment.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (68% in)
  • "Whose resentment?" he asked.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (68% in)
  • Rearden noted that if he had resented as impertinence Francisco's manner of proprietorship in his office, he himself was now guilty of the same attitude-because he offered no explanation for his visit, but crossed the room and sat down in an armchair, casually, as if he were at home.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (74% in)
  • In the silence of the next moment, she felt their resentment like a starch thickening the air of the room, and she knew that it was not resentment against Mr. Weatherby, but against her.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (27% in)
  • In the silence of the next moment, she felt their resentment like a starch thickening the air of the room, and she knew that it was not resentment against Mr. Weatherby, but against her.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (27% in)
  • Eugene Lawson, who had sat hunched downward, absent-mindedly rearranging a display of flowers on a low glass table, raised his torso resentfully and glanced up.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (1% in)
  • He went to the appointment resentfully; he did not like such businesswomen as he had met, and he felt that railroads were no business for a woman to play with; he expected a spoiled heiress who used her name and sex as substitute for ability, some eyebrow-plucked, over groomed female, like the lady executives of department stores.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (87% in)
  • The demanding resentment was breaking loose, in small, crackling puffs, like chestnuts popping open in the dark oven of the minds who now felt certain that they were taken care of and safe.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (56% in)
  • I've lost the key," she said simply, without resentment.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (11% in)
  • It is not safe, if he is the sort of man who resents it-and still less safe, if he is the sort who doesn't.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (86% in)
  • When she spoke of her visit, she could find no reaction in his face, neither of approval nor of resentment.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (33% in)
  • Part of it was a savage resentment, of a kind she had never experienced before, which was her answer to the dread that there might be a woman in his life; yet the resentment was softened by some quality of health in the thing she feared, as if the threat could be fought and even, if need be, accepted.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (33% in)
  • Part of it was a savage resentment, of a kind she had never experienced before, which was her answer to the dread that there might be a woman in his life; yet the resentment was softened by some quality of health in the thing she feared, as if the threat could be fought and even, if need be, accepted.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (33% in)
  • ...staged by the two who were dearest to him and most trusted, struggling to grasp what was missing from his happiness, struggling down the brittle scaffold of a lie over the abyss of the discovery that he was not the man she loved, but only a resented substitute, half-charity-patient, half-crutch, his perceptiveness becoming his danger and only his surrender to lethargic stupidity protecting the shoddy structure of his joy, struggling and giving up and settling into the dreary routine of...
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (73% in)
  • "Will the ray screen hold out?" she asked tensely, in a tone of defensive resentment against the approach of an enemy.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (76% in)
  • "It would be unfortunate," said Dr. Ferris in a soft voice, "to arouse popular resentment against the State Science Institute at an explosive time like the present.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (26% in)
  • Eldorado Hotel," said a woman's drowsily resentful voice.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (39% in)
  • "Just a minute, please," drawled the voice, in the impatient tone that resents any effort as an imposition.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (40% in)
  • It was not flattery that he wanted, she had seen him listening to the obsequious compliments of liars, listening with a look of resentful inertness-almost the look of a drug addict at a dose inadequate to rouse him.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (30% in)
  • Somehow, people always made me feel as if they thought it was a sin .... as if that were the thing in me which they resented and .... and wanted to destroy.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (64% in)
  • Philip's 'body drew a shade tighter together and his eyes became a shade more glazed, as if in fear of the place around him, in resentment of its sight, in an effort not to concede its reality.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (37% in)
  • Then, when they observed that he was the only man in the room who looked steadily straight at anyone's face, he saw resentment growing in their eyes.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (45% in)
  • There was a touch of impatient resentment in his manner toward Jim, as if it were Jim's duty to deal with her and to protect him; just as he expected Jim to keep the railroad in running order and leave him free for activities of more practical a nature, so he expected Jim to keep her in line, as part of the equipment.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (56% in)
  • The trail approached its end when she heard the pinch-lipped voice of a public relations, woman in a Washington office, saying resentfully over the telephone wire, "Well, after all, it is a matter of opinion whether wheat is essential to a nation's welfarethere are those of more progressive views who feel that the soybean is, perhaps, of far greater value"-and then, by noon, she stood in the middle of her office, knowing that the freight cars intended for the wheat of Minnesota had...
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (60% in)
  • She saw a mindless resentment in their eyes and a sneaking trace of the lifeless, sexless, smutty leer with which men look at a poster advertising burlesque.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (68% in)
  • She noticed that neither Jim nor Mouch resented it.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (70% in)
  • She noticed some faces in the crowd staring at her with a peculiar look: with a veiled resentment and the kind of insolent curiosity that made her suddenly conscious of being a woman.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (83% in)
  • We do wish to be fair to you, Mr. Rearden, and to protect your interests-even at the risk of popular resentment and indignation.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (44% in)
  • He saw the getting-away-with-it look on their faces, a peculiar look that seemed secretive, yet resentful, as if, incredibly, it were he who was hiding some secret from them.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (59% in)
  • Their faces wore expressions of stubborn resentment, as if his were the plea of a liar.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (61% in)
  • Taggart's face was resentful and tense, Eddie's-resigned, yet wondering and curious.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (8% in)
  • ...evade, as 'theory,' the knowledge that by the moral standard you've accepted you are guilty every moment of your life, there is no mouthful of food you swallow that is not needed by someone somewhere on earth-and you give up the problem in blind resentment, you conclude that moral perfection is not to be achieved or desired, that you will muddle through by snatching as snatch can and by avoiding the eyes of the young, of those who look at you as if self-esteem were possible and they...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (47% in)
  • When you are honest, you feel the resentment of a sucker; when you cheat, you feel terror and shame.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (76% in)
  • I think he resents me more than he'd resent anyone else.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (71% in)
  • There was something wrong in Taggart's manner-thought Mr. Thompson, frowning-some odd, too personal resentment, as if it were not a political issue that he had come here to solve.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (75% in)
  • Get the hell out of my way-she thought, not with resentment, but almost with amusement, with a sense of detachment and deliverance, addressing it to the passers-by, to the traffic when it impeded her hurried progress, and to any fear she had known in the past.
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (34% in)
  • The swift, touchy, resentful suspicion that his superiors had slighted his authority, was obvious in the chief's voice.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (16% in)

There are no more uses of "resent" flagged with this meaning in Atlas Shrugged.

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?  —7 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • I think he resents me more than he'd resent anyone else.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (71% in)
  • I resent your saying it.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (24% in)
  • I resent it very much.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (24% in)
  • I resent your attitude.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (27% in)
  • They were bewildered, unhappy children-he thought-all of them, even his mother, and he was foolish to resent their ineptitude; it came from their helplessness, not from malice.
    1.2 Part 1 Chapter 2 — The Chain (84% in)
  • So long as you wish to remain married, whatever your reason, I have no right to resent it.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (7% in)
  • "What is this?" demanded Lawson, "I resent it.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (24% in)

There are no more uses of "resent" in Atlas Shrugged.

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