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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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suppress
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • But there was another, wilder possibility that kept raising its head, though he tried vainly to suppress it.
  • Tacitly the Party was even inclined to encourage prostitution, as an outlet for instincts which could not be altogether suppressed.
  • Some of the drunks were so violent that the other prisoners had to combine to suppress them.
  • Even where a noun and verb of kindred meaning were not etymologically connected, one or other of them was frequently suppressed.
  • All that was necessary, in any case where two words formed a natural pair of opposites, was to decide which of them to suppress.
  • Comparison of adjectives was invariably made by adding-er,-est (good, gooder, goodest), irregular forms and the more, most formation being suppressed.
  • Quite apart from the suppression of definitely heretical words, reduction of vocabulary was regarded as an end in itself, and no word that could be dispensed with was allowed to survive.
  • The version in use in 1984, and embodied in the Ninth and Tenth Editions of the Newspeak Dictionary, was a provisional one, and contained many superfluous words and archaic formations which were due to be suppressed later.

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  • The dictator suppressed criticism in the press.
  • She struggled to suppress a smile as the little boy told of his fear of a monster under the bed.

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