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orthodox
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • Orthodoxy means not thinking — not needing to think.
  • Much more it was because of a secretly held belief — or perhaps not even a belief, merely a hope — that O’Brien’s political orthodoxy was not perfect.
  • In an intellectual way, Syme was venomously orthodox.
  • And again, perhaps it was not even unorthodoxy that was written in his face, but simply intelligence.
  • You could not say that he was unorthodox.
  • It had been on the tip of his tongue to say ’Except the proles,’ but he checked himself, not feeling fully certain that this remark was not in some way unorthodox.
  • Another year, two years, and they would be watching her night and day for symptoms of unorthodoxy.
  • Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.
  • Whatever it was, you could be certain that every word of it was pure orthodoxy, pure Ingsoc.
  • Orthodoxy was unconsciousness.
  • Meaning naturally orthodox, incapable of thinking a bad thought?
  • It would even have seemed slightly unorthodox, a dangerous eccentricity, like talking to oneself.
  • Katharine would unquestionably have denounced him to the Thought Police if she had not happened to be too stupid to detect the unorthodoxy of his opinions.
  • There was a direct intimate connexion between chastity and political orthodoxy.
  • Talking to her, he realized how easy it was to present an appearance of orthodoxy while having no grasp whatever of what orthodoxy meant.
  • Talking to her, he realized how easy it was to present an appearance of orthodoxy while having no grasp whatever of what orthodoxy meant.
  • It is learned by the majority of Party members, and certainly by all who are intelligent as well as orthodox.
  • From the foregoing account it will be seen that in Newspeak the expression of unorthodox opinions, above a very low level, was well-nigh impossible.
  • One could, in fact, only use Newspeak for unorthodox purposes by illegitimately translating some of the words back into Oldspeak.
  • On the contrary, orthodoxy in the full sense demands a control over one’s own mental processes as complete as that of a contortionist over his body.
  • To make sure that all written records agree with the orthodoxy of the moment is merely a mechanical act.
  • If he is a person naturally orthodox (in Newspeak a goodthinker), he will in all circumstances know, without taking thought, what is the true belief or the desirable emotion.
  • To take a single example: the word goodthink, meaning, very roughly, ’orthodoxy’, or, if one chose to regard it as a verb, ’to think in an orthodox manner’.
  • To take a single example: the word goodthink, meaning, very roughly, ’orthodoxy’, or, if one chose to regard it as a verb, ’to think in an orthodox manner’.
  • He did not need to know that these gods were called Baal, Osiris, Moloch, Ashtaroth, and the like: probably the less he knew about them the better for his orthodoxy.
  • But this statement, which to an orthodox ear merely conveyed a self-evident absurdity, could not have been sustained by reasoned argument, because the necessary words were not available.
  • This was done partly by the invention of new words, but chiefly by eliminating undesirable words and by stripping such words as remained of unorthodox meanings, and so far as possible of all secondary meanings whatever.
  • Provided that the opinions which were quacked out were orthodox ones, it implied nothing but praise, and when The Times referred to one of the orators of the Party as a doubleplusgood duckspeaker it was paying a warm and valued compliment.
  • It was impossible to translate any passage of Oldspeak into Newspeak unless it either referred to some technical process or some very simple everyday action, or was already orthodox (goodthinkful would be the NewsPeak expression) in tendency.
  • It was always the women, and above all the young ones, who were the most bigoted adherents of the Party, the swallowers of slogans, the amateur spies and nosers-out of unorthodoxy.

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  • The new findings challenge orthodox views.
  • She is not an orthodox thinker.

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