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used in The Fountainhead

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fitting in so as not to attract much attention or disturb
  • The old woman served the meal in unobtrusive silence, and disappeared from the house as soon as she could afterward.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (30% in)
  • John Erik Snyte testified modestly and unobtrusively that he had employed Roark in his office, that Roark had been an unreliable, disloyal and unscrupulous employee, and that Roark had started his career by stealing a client from him.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (84% in)
  • He could appear at any moment in any part of the building—and his presence was as unobtrusive as an electric shock.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (8% in)
  • She watched the unobtrusively gracious way their dinner was served, she looked at the white tablecloth against the deep red of the mahogany walls.
    3.4 — Part 3 Chapter 4 (40% in)
  • This was just like Toohey, thought Keating; this pose amidst the severe fastidiousness of his living room; a single canvas by a famous artist on the wall behind him—and the rest of the room unobtrusive like a monk's cell; no, thought Keating, like the retreat of a king in exile, scornful of material display.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (46% in)

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