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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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scrutiny
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • Winston turned his head a little aside to avoid the scrutiny of the large dark eyes.
  • You had to live — did live, from habit that became instinct — in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.
  • His friendships, his relaxations, his behaviour towards his wife and children, the expression of his face when he is alone, the words he mutters in sleep, even the characteristic movements of his body, are all jealously scrutinized.

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  • She scrutinized her reflection in the mirror.
  • The senator asked the agency to scrutinize the proposed legislation and report back to her with their findings.

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