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impersonal
used in The Fountainhead

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Definition
not responsive to individual persons
  • He was there like a piece of furniture, as useful, as impersonal and as silent.
    1.7 — Part 1 Chapter 7 (51% in)
  • It was something cold and impersonal that left her empty, her will surrendered and no human will holding hers, but a nameless thing in which she was being swallowed.
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (67% in)
  • There were moments when he could be precise, impersonal, and stop to give instructions as if this were not his house but only a mathematical problem; when he felt the existence of pipes and rivets, while his own person vanished.
    1.11 — Part 1 Chapter 11 (57% in)
  • There was no such person as Mrs. Wayne Wilmot; there was only a shell containing the opinions of her friends, the picture post cards she had seen, the novels of country squires she had read; it was this that he had to address, this immateriality which could not hear him or answer, deaf and impersonal like a wad of cotton.
    1.13 — Part 1 Chapter 13 (31% in)
  • The word was flat, impersonal, with no sound of invitation.
    1.14 — Part 1 Chapter 14 (81% in)
  • This was revulsion, so great that it became impersonal, it could not offend him, it seemed to include more than his person.
    2.5 — Part 2 Chapter 5 (89% in)
  • She looked impersonal, untouched by the words she pronounced, chaste like a young boy.
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (81% in)
  • Here she was free to resist, to see her resistance welcomed by an adversary too strong to fear a contest, strong enough to need it; she found a will granting her the recognition of her own entity, untouched and not to be touched except in clean battle, to win or to be defeated, but to be preserved in victory or defeat, not ground into the meaningless pulp of the impersonal.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (41% in)
  • She liked the polite, impersonal "Miss Francon" pronounced by his voice.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (70% in)
  • His life was crowded, public and impersonal as a city square.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (65% in)
  • He had an unyielding, impersonal confidence; he faced Roark as an equal.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (59% in)
  • He looked impersonal and calm.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (57% in)
  • Her beauty was startling but too impersonal, as if it did not belong to her; it seemed present in the room as a separate entity.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (86% in)
  • "If you want to marry me," she went on in the same precise, impersonal voice, "you must do it right now.
    2.14 — Part 2 Chapter 14 (10% in)
  • There was suddenly no antagonism between them, but a quiet, hopeless feeling of comradeship, as if they were victims of the same impersonal disaster, who had to help each other.
    2.14 — Part 2 Chapter 14 (30% in)
  • He kept his hand tight on her elbow, not a caress, but an impersonal hold of control over both of them.
    3.5 — Part 3 Chapter 5 (71% in)
  • The background she had wished was set so perfectly that it became its own caricature, not a specific society wedding, but an impersonal prototype of lavish, exquisite vulgarity.
    3.7 — Part 3 Chapter 7 (23% in)
  • His voice had no tone of self-pity; it was simple, impersonal, with a faint sound of wonder.
    4.3 — Part 4 Chapter 3 (44% in)
  • But Wynand spoke of his crusade, impersonally, almost as if it did not concern Roark at all.
    4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (60% in)

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