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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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reprisal
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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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  • The citizens are afraid to report crime because of fear of reprisal.
  • The rebels said they executed the prisoners in reprisal for the assassination of the rebel leader.

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