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inquisitor
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • He was the tormentor, he was the protector, he was the inquisitor, he was the friend.
  • Naturally all the glory belonged to the victim and all the shame to the Inquisitor who burned him.
  • The scientist of today is either a mixture of psychologist and inquisitor, studying with real ordinary minuteness the meaning of facial expressions, gestures, and tones of voice, and testing the truth-producing effects of drugs, shock therapy, hypnosis, and physical torture; or he is chemist, physicist, or biologist concerned only with such branches of his special subject as are relevant to the taking of life.

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  • 15th century inquisitors were on the lookout for witches.
  • Though he didn’t think they had the right to demand his testimony, he was polite to his inquisitors.

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