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interrogate
Used In
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • Later he was to realize that all that then happened was merely a preliminary, a routine interrogation to which nearly all prisoners were subjected.
  • The room where he had been interrogated by O’Brien was high up near the roof.
  • All through his interrogation, although he had never seen him, he had had the feeling that O’Brien was at his elbow, just out of sight.
  • He did not remember any ending to his interrogation.
  • I took part in their interrogation myself.
  • It was perfectly possible that before he was shot the whole drama of his arrest and interrogation would be enacted all over again.
  • ’You are thinking,’ he said, ’that since we intend to destroy you utterly, so that nothing that you say or do can make the smallest difference — in that case, why do we go to the trouble of interrogating you first?

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  • The CIA’s controversial interrogation program lasted from 2002 to 2007.
  • It felt more like an interrogation than an interview.

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