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indifferent
used in The Fountainhead

60 uses
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Definition
without interest
in various senses, including:
  • unconcerned — as in "She is indifferent to what is served to eat."
  • unsympathetic — as in "She is indifferent to his needs."
  • not of good quality (which may imply average or poor quality depending upon context) — as in "an indifferent performance"
  • impartial — as in "We need a judge who is indifferent."
  • He refused to accept the thought that a woman could remain indifferent to him.
    1.14 — Part 1 Chapter 14 (77% in)
indifferent = without interest
  • When asked about it, Roark had said indifferently: "I don't think I have any relatives.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (85% in)
  • "Yes," she said calmly, so solemnly that the word sounded indifferent.
    1.6 — Part 1 Chapter 6 (90% in)
  • He could not understand what made others blind to it, and what made their indifference possible.
    1.7 — Part 1 Chapter 7 (48% in)
  • Sometimes, he was asked to show his sketches; he extended them across a desk, feeling a contraction of shame in the muscles of his hand; it was like having the clothes torn off his body, and the shame was not, that his body was exposed, but that it was exposed to indifferent eyes.
    1.8 — Part 1 Chapter 8 (62% in)
  • A few curious loafers stood indifferently in the rain around the entrance, and a few policemen.
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (39% in)
  • She said it quite correctly; there was nothing offensive in the quiet politeness of her voice; but following his high note of enthusiasm, her voice struck a tone that seemed flat and deadly in its indifference—as if the two sounds mingled into an audible counterpoint around the melodic thread of her contempt.
    1.10 — Part 1 Chapter 10 (49% in)
  • The contractor drawled indifferently.
    1.11 — Part 1 Chapter 11 (63% in)
  • Within a week, Heller knew that he had found the best friend he would ever have; and he knew that the friendship came from Roark's fundamental indifference.
    1.11 — Part 1 Chapter 11 (75% in)
  • She did not mind this new background; she was indifferent to the slums as she had been indifferent to the drawing rooms.
    1.12 — Part 1 Chapter 12 (10% in)
  • She did not mind this new background; she was indifferent to the slums as she had been indifferent to the drawing rooms.
    1.12 — Part 1 Chapter 12 (10% in)
  • It wasn't indifference.
    1.13 — Part 1 Chapter 13 (17% in)
  • June Sanborn, aged nineteen, had always thought that all architects were romantic, and she had been delighted to learn that they would have a very young architect; but she did not like Roark's appearance and his indifference to her hints, so she declared that the house was hideous and she, for one, would refuse to live in it.
    1.13 — Part 1 Chapter 13 (83% in)
  • When he went up to his office, the elevator operators looked at him in a queer, lazy, curious sort of way; when he spoke, they answered, not insolently, but in an indifferent drawl that seemed to say it would become insolent in a moment.
    1.14 — Part 1 Chapter 14 (40% in)
  • But he was not certain even of her indifference.
    1.14 — Part 1 Chapter 14 (77% in)
  • He seemed indifferent to any possible sentence.
    2.5 — Part 2 Chapter 5 (29% in)
  • This was not the indifference he remembered.
    2.5 — Part 2 Chapter 5 (89% in)
  • And Dominique realized that what she saw in his face, what made it the face of a god to her, was not seen by others; that it could leave them indifferent; that what she had thought to be the most obvious, inconsequential remark was, instead, a confession of something within her, some quality not shared by others.
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (87% in)
  • She undressed indifferently, as if she were alone in her own bedroom.
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (90% in)
  • Dominique said indifferently.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (8% in)
  • She lighted it, turned to him, and said indifferently: "You can talk very briefly and to the point—when you want to."
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (31% in)
  • If she glanced at him across the room and saw him in conversation with blank, indifferent faces, she turned away, unconcerned; if the faces were hostile, she watched for a second, pleased; she was angry when she saw a smile, a sign of warmth or approval on a face turned to him.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (72% in)
  • He remembered the indifferent calm of her insults to him—the utter contempt of insults delivered without anger.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (82% in)
  • He was indifferent to women of intellect.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (68% in)
  • Toohey seemed indifferent to all the men who counted on the Banner.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (87% in)
  • Toohey's indifference to religion was the only flaw that disturbed him in the person of his friend and mentor.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (66% in)
  • Fifth floor rear," and shuffled away indifferently.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (29% in)
  • There's nothing to talk about," Mallory answered indifferently.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (29% in)
  • She dropped her head and she did not raise it again; she seemed indifferent even to the answer she was seeking.
    2.13 — Part 2 Chapter 13 (60% in)
  • Francon asked gently, almost indifferently.
    2.15 — Part 2 Chapter 15 (24% in)
  • It was an anonymous moment; a few minutes ago, he had held a toothbrush in that hand; now he held a gun with the same casual indifference.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (1% in)
  • Not the indifference of a clean emptiness, disinfected by the fire of some great disaster.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (1% in)
  • The saloonkeeper looked at him with a flat, heavy glance, a glance that showed full consciousness of agony, of injustice—and a stolid, bovine indifference.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (51% in)
  • Wynand looked at him indifferently and said: "Go to bed."
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (84% in)
  • He examined it indifferently, with polite curiosity, as he examined any possibility—and then forgot it.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (90% in)
  • She said it without question mark, indifferently, as a simple fact.
    3.2 — Part 3 Chapter 2 (15% in)
  • But it was always as on their first night: an indifferent body in his arms, without revulsion, without answer.
    3.2 — Part 3 Chapter 2 (24% in)
  • He had felt that there was some story behind the statue and he became certain of it now, by something in her face, a tightening that contradicted, for a second, the trim indifference of her self-control.
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (4% in)
  • She smiled indifferently.
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (23% in)
  • He wondered, from a great, indifferent distance, why the two were looking at each other quietly, not like enemies, not like fellow executioners, but like comrades.
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (92% in)
  • They make some sort of feeble stew out of sympathy, compassion, contempt and general indifference, and they call it love.
    3.4 — Part 3 Chapter 4 (31% in)
  • She waited indifferently.
    3.4 — Part 3 Chapter 4 (92% in)
  • He did not withdraw his fingers and he did not pretend indifference.
    3.5 — Part 3 Chapter 5 (82% in)
  • "And almost lost my job doing it," said Toohey indifferently.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (38% in)
  • You wouldn't have wanted to make me suffer if you were completely indifferent to me.
    3.7 — Part 3 Chapter 7 (51% in)
  • But her rigid indifference did not drive him to helpless anger.
    3.7 — Part 3 Chapter 7 (62% in)
  • I'm perfectly indifferent to slugs like Ellsworth Toohey or my friend Alvah, and quite willing to leave them in peace.
    3.9 — Part 3 Chapter 9 (24% in)
  • Not even your indifference.
    3.9 — Part 3 Chapter 9 (94% in)
  • The knowledge that I'm neither kind nor generous now, but simply indifferent.
    4.3 — Part 4 Chapter 3 (21% in)
  • Wynand lifted his head; he looked tired; he sounded indifferent.
    4.3 — Part 4 Chapter 3 (86% in)
  • She said, courteously indifferent: "Wouldn't it be a reflection on my judgment to suppose that I would wish to reject a house you had designed, Mr. Roark?
    4.4 — Part 4 Chapter 4 (44% in)
  • She met him as a gracious hostess, indifferent and smiling, not a person but an exquisite fixture of Wynand's home, she presided at the dinner table, she left them in the study afterward.
    4.5 — Part 4 Chapter 5 (81% in)
  • What I mean is, I can't understand why people of culture and position like us understand the great ideal of collectivism so well and are willing to sacrifice our personal advantages, while the working man who has everything to gain from it remains so stupidly indifferent.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (51% in)
  • "What the hell, Gail," he muttered indifferently.
    4.9 — Part 4 Chapter 9 (44% in)
  • The general public remained blankly indifferent.
    4.9 — Part 4 Chapter 9 (72% in)
  • He found no indifferent silence, half boredom, half resentment.
    4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (85% in)
  • Toohey was smiling, almost indifferently.
    4.14 — Part 4 Chapter 14 (39% in)
  • The things which had been sacred to men, and the things which had been precious, surrendered to the sight of all, to the pawing and the bargaining, trash to the indifferent eyes of strangers, the equality of a junk heap, typewriters and violins—the tools of dreams, old photographs and wedding rings—the tags of love, together with soiled trousers, coffee pots, ash trays, pornographic plaster figures; the refuse of despair, pledged, not sold, not cut off in clean finality, but hocked to...
    4.16 — Part 4 Chapter 16 (45% in)
  • There was no sound of honesty in the voice, because there was no sound of effort to pronounce a truth of such nature; no tone of truth or falsehood; only indifference.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (20% in)
  • The voice was indifferent.
    4.19 — Part 4 Chapter 19 (43% in)

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