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used in The Fountainhead

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  • He had not chosen to resign himself—that would have been a positive decision—it had merely happened and he had let it happen.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (3% in)
  • But Heyer surprised everybody by remembering Keating's name and by greeting him, whenever they met, with a smile of positive recognition.
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (2% in)
  • Nothing had happened to him—a happening is a positive reality, and no reality could ever make him helpless; this was some enormous negative—as if everything had been wiped out, leaving a senseless emptiness, faintly indecent because it seemed so ordinary, so unexciting, like murder wearing a homey smile.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (30% in)
  • He was frightening by being so totally undifferentiated; he lacked even the positive distinction of a half-wit.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (68% in)
  • She rose, stood before him, and the taut erectness of her body was a sign of life, the life he had missed and begged for, a positive quality of purpose, but the quality of a judge.
    3.2 — Part 3 Chapter 2 (55% in)
  • It was not a positive stand rationally taken; not defiance in the name of a cause of importance; just a fastidious feeling, something pertaining almost to chastity: the hesitation one feels before putting one's foot down into muck.
    4.9 — Part 4 Chapter 9 (59% in)

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