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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • Because of the great difficuIty in securing euphony, irregular formations were commoner in the B vocabulary than in the A vocabulary.
  • In Newspeak, euphony outweighed every consideration other than exactitude of meaning.
  • A word which was difficult to utter, or was liable to be incorrectly heard, was held to be ipso facto a bad word: occasionally therefore, for the sake of euphony, extra letters were inserted into a word or an archaic formation was retained.

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  • She chooses words for euphony as much as meaning.
  • For purposes of euphony, however, without which the lines would be harsh and unpoetical, I have invariably made two syllables of them.
    Cranmer-Byng, L.  --  A Lute of Jade

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