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heresy
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • In the old days he had hidden a heretical mind beneath an appearance of conformity.
  • Perhaps Withers or someone close to him had been suspected of heretical tendencies.
  • All subsequent crimes against the Party, all treacheries, acts of sabotage, heresies, deviations, sprang directly out of his teaching.
  • The heresy of heresies was common sense.
  • The heresy of heresies was common sense.
  • There were also whispered stories of a terrible book, a compendium of all the heresies, of which Goldstein was the author and which circulated clandestinely here and there.
  • He believed in the principles of Ingsoc, he venerated Big Brother, he rejoiced over victories, he hated heretics, not merely with sincerity but with a sort of restless zeal, an up-to-dateness of information, which the ordinary Party member did not approach.
  • Thus, at one moment Winston’s hatred was not turned against Goldstein at all, but, on the contrary, against Big Brother, the Party, and the Thought Police; and at such moments his heart went out to the lonely, derided heretic on the screen, sole guardian of truth and sanity in a world of lies.
  • For every heretic it burned at the stake, thousands of others rose up.
  • It set out to eradicate heresy, and ended by perpetuating it.
  • We do not destroy the heretic because he resists us: so long as he resists us we never destroy him.
  • The Russians persecuted heresy more cruelly than the Inquisition had done.
  • The heretical thought would be unpunished, unrepented, out of their reach for ever.
  • Goldstein and his heresies will live for ever.
  • In the old days the heretic walked to the stake still a heretic, proclaiming his heresy, exulting in it.
  • In the old days the heretic walked to the stake still a heretic, proclaiming his heresy, exulting in it.
  • It was of course possible to utter heresies of a very crude kind, a species of blasphemy.
  • In the old days the heretic walked to the stake still a heretic, proclaiming his heresy, exulting in it.
  • The heretic, the enemy of society, will always be there, so that he can be defeated and humiliated over again.
  • In Newspeak it was seldom possible to follow a heretical thought further than the perception that it was heretical: beyond that point the necessary words were nonexistent.
  • In Newspeak it was seldom possible to follow a heretical thought further than the perception that it was heretical: beyond that point the necessary words were nonexistent.
  • Quite apart from the suppression of definitely heretical words, reduction of vocabulary was regarded as an end in itself, and no word that could be dispensed with was allowed to survive.
  • Always we shall have the heretic here at our mercy, screaming with pain, broken up, contemptible — and in the end utterly penitent, saved from himself, crawling to our feet of his own accord.
  • As we have already seen in the case of the word free, words which had once borne a heretical meaning were sometimes retained for the sake of convenience, but only with the undesirable meanings purged out of them.
  • Ideas inimical to Ingsoc could only be entertained in a vague wordless form, and could only be named in very broad terms which lumped together and condemned whole groups of heresies without defining them in doing so.
  • It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments if they are inimical to Ingsoc, and of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction.
  • It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought — that is, a thought diverging from the principles of Ingsoc — should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words.

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  • It is a hardline form of Sunni Islam that condemns all other strains as heresy.
  • Before the separation of Church and State, an accusation of heresy could be treated as treason.

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