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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • Since about that time, war had been literally continuous, though strictly speaking it had not always been the same war.
  • The past not only changed, but changed continuously.
  • From the table at Winston’s left, a little behind his back, someone was talking rapidly and continuously, a harsh gabble almost like the quacking of a duck, which pierced the general uproar of the room.
  • There was no place where you could be more certain that the telescreens were watched continuously.
  • Above all he remembered his continuous hunger, and the fierce sordid battles at mealtimes.
  • By their labour the slave populations allow the tempo of continuous warfare to be speeded up.
  • And in practice the only way of achieving this was by continuous warfare.
  • Everywhere there is the same pyramidal structure, the same worship of semi-divine leader, the same economy existing by and for continuous warfare.
  • Here it is necessary to repeat what has been said earlier, that by becoming continuous war has fundamentally changed its character.
  • But when war becomes literally continuous, it also ceases to be dangerous.
  • When war is continuous there is no such thing as military necessity.
  • It would probably be accurate to say that by becoming continuous war has ceased to exist.
  • It is a problem of continuously moulding the consciousness both of the directing group and of the larger executive group that lies immediately below it.
  • This process of continuous alteration was applied not only to newspapers, but to books, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, leaflets, films, sound-tracks, cartoons, photographs — to every kind of literature or documentation which might conceivably hold any political or ideological significance.
  • In the centres of civilization war means no more than a continuous shortage of consumption goods, and the occasional crash of a rocket bomb which may cause a few scores of deaths.
  • It was not till twenty-three hours, when he was home and in bed — in the darkness, where you were safe even from the telescreen so long as you kept silent — that he was able to think continuously.
  • Thus history is continuously rewritten.
  • To these people the war is simply a continuous calamity which sweeps to and fro over their bodies like a tidal wave.
  • Besides, his memories were not continuous.
  • As for the problem of overproduction, which has been latent in our society since the development of machine technique, it is solved by the device of continuous warfare (see Chapter III), which is also useful in keying up public morale to the necessary pitch.
  • This demands a continuous alteration of the past, made possible by the system of thought which really embraces all the rest, and which is known in Newspeak as doublethink.
  • He is supposed to live in a continuous frenzy of hatred of foreign enemies and internal traitors, triumph over victories, and self-abasement before the power and wisdom of the Party.
  • But deeper than this lies the original motive, the never-questioned instinct that first led to the seizure of power and brought doublethink, the Thought Police, continuous warfare, and all the other necessary paraphernalia into existence afterwards.
  • 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 national power grid is under almost continuous attack.
  • The study indicates that alternating walk and rest was more beneficial than continuous walking for people who suffer from Type 2 diabetes.

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