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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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meritorious
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • On the contrary, war hysteria is continuous and universal in all countries, and such acts as raping, looting, the slaughter of children, the reduction of whole populations to slavery, and reprisals against prisoners which extend even to boiling and burying alive, are looked upon as normal, and, when they are committed by one’s own side and not by the enemy, meritorious.

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  • Despite numerous potentially meritorious grounds for appeal, Joe’s appointed appellate counsel filed an Anders brief—indicating his belief that there were no legitimate grounds for appeal and no credible basis to complain about the conviction or sentence—and was permitted to withdraw from representing Joe.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • In point of meritorious character, the two things seemed about equal.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations

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