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capitalism
used in 1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell

21 uses
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Definition
an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses, and on voluntary exchange in a competitive environment — with the belief that voluntary exchanges harness inborn self-interest in millions of decisions that benefit society
  • The centuries of capitalism were held to have produced nothing of any value.
    Chapter 8 (76% in)
capitalism = an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses, and on voluntary exchange in a competitive environment
  • His exploits had been gradually pushed backwards in time until already they extended into the fabulous world of the forties and the thirties, when the capitalists in their strange cylindrical hats still rode through the streets of London in great gleaming motor-cars or horse carriages with glass sides.
    Chapter 3 (85% in)
  • capitalists = people who are wealthy and clearly benefit from an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses
  • Before the Revolution they had been hideously oppressed by the capitalists, they had been starved and flogged, women had been forced to work in the coal mines (women still did work in the coal mines, as a matter of fact), children had been sold into the factories at the age of six.
    Chapter 7 (13% in)
  • capitalists = people who are wealthy and clearly benefit from an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses
  • These rich men were called capitalists.
    Chapter 7 (29% in)
  • capitalists = people who are wealthy and clearly benefit from an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses
  • This was the uniform of the capitalists, and no one else was allowed to wear it.
    Chapter 7 (31% in)
  • capitalists = people who are wealthy and clearly benefit from an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses
  • The capitalists owned everything in the world, and everyone else was their slave.
    Chapter 7 (31% in)
  • capitalists = people who are wealthy and clearly benefit from an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses
  • When any ordinary person spoke to a capitalist he had to cringe and bow to him, and take off his cap and address him as 'Sir'.
    Chapter 7 (32% in)
  • capitalist = someone who is wealthy clearly and benefits from an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses
  • The chief of all the capitalists was called the King.
    Chapter 7 (33% in)
  • capitalists = people who are wealthy and clearly benefit from an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses
  • It was the law by which every capitalist had the right to sleep with any woman working in one of his factories.
    Chapter 7 (35% in)
  • capitalist = someone who is wealthy clearly and benefits from an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses
  • For all he knew there might never have been any such law as the jus primae noctis, or any such creature as a capitalist, or any such garment as a top hat.
    Chapter 7 (47% in)
  • capitalist = someone who is wealthy clearly and benefits from an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses
  • Always they were a rehashing of the ancient themes — slum tenements, starving children, street battles, capitalists in top hats —
    Chapter 7 (62% in)
  • capitalists = people who are wealthy and clearly benefit from an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses
  • — even on the barricades the capitalists still seemed to cling to their top hats an endless, hopeless effort to get back into the past.
    Chapter 7 (62% in)
  • capitalists = people who believe in an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses, and on voluntary exchange in a competitive environment

    or:

    people who are wealthy and clearly benefit from an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses
  • He and a few others like him were the last links that now existed with the vanished world of capitalism.
    Chapter 8 (23% in)
  • capitalism = an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses, and on voluntary exchange in a competitive environment
  • And at the same time there were a very few people, only a few thousands — the capitalists, they were called — who were rich and powerful.
    Chapter 8 (37% in)
  • capitalists = people who are wealthy and clearly benefit from an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses
  • The point is, these capitalists — they and a few lawyers and priests and so forth who lived on them — were the lords of the earth.
    Chapter 8 (39% in)
  • capitalists = people who are wealthy and clearly benefit from an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses
  • Every capitalist went about with a gang of lackeys who-
    Chapter 8 (40% in)
  • capitalist = someone who is wealthy clearly and benefits from an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses
  • This happened to a great extent during the final phase of capitalism, roughly between 1920 and 1940.
    Chapter 17 (24% in)
  • capitalism = an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses, and on voluntary exchange in a competitive environment
  • It had always been assumed that if the capitalist class were expropriated, Socialism must follow:
    Chapter 17 (60% in)
  • capitalist = of people who are wealthy and clearly benefit from an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses
  • ...and unquestionably the capitalists had been expropriated.
    Chapter 17 (60% in)
  • capitalists = people who are wealthy and clearly benefit from an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses
  • There is far less to-and-fro movement between the different groups than happened under capitalism or even in the pre-industrial age.
    Chapter 17 (66% in)
  • capitalism = an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses, and on voluntary exchange in a competitive environment
  • He confessed that he was a religious believer, an admirer of capitalism, and a sexual pervert.
    Chapter 19 (15% in)
capitalism = an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses, and on voluntary exchange in a competitive environment
There are no more uses of "capitalism" in 1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell.

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