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used in The Fountainhead

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a sample regarded as typical of its class; or a bit of tissue, blood, or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes
  • The hall before him, he thought, was a splendid specimen of architecture, made a bit stuffy today by the crowd and by the neglected problem of ventilation.
    1.2 — Part 1 Chapter 2 (11% in)
  • He had used each trip to the water cooler to caress those he passed with the soft, cheering glow of his eyes, the brilliant eyes that seemed to pick each man in turn out of the room, out of the universe, as the most important specimen of humanity and as Keating's dearest friend.
    1.3 — Part 1 Chapter 3 (14% in)
  • The Frink National Bank Building displayed the entire history of Roman art in well-chosen specimens; for a long time it had been considered the best building of the city, because no other structure could boast a single Classical item which it did not possess.
    1.3 — Part 1 Chapter 3 (46% in)
  • You're an incurable specimen of the intelligentsia, Ellsworth, that's all you are.
    4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (99% in)
  • A healthy animal—and that which comes from me is healthy—I must bring that doctor here and have him listen to those presses—he'll grin in his good, smug, satisfied way, doctors like a specimen of perfect health occasionally, it's rare enough—I must give him a treat—the healthiest sound he ever heard—and he'll say the Banner is good for many years....
    4.15 — Part 4 Chapter 15 (19% in)

There are no more uses of "specimen" in The Fountainhead.

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