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definitive
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • ’The Eleventh Edition is the definitive edition,’ he said.
  • None of the three super-states could be definitively conquered even by the other two in combination.
  • And a few cubicles away a mild, ineffectual, dreamy creature named Ampleforth, with very hairy ears and a surprising talent for juggling with rhymes and metres, was engaged in producing garbled versions — definitive texts, they were called — of poems which had become ideologically offensive, but which for one reason or another were to be retained in the anthologies.
  • We were producing a definitive edition of the poems of Kipling.

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  • It is the definitive book on selecting a college.
  • No definitive proof has been offered.

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