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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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derivation
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • The words of which they were made up could be any parts of speech, and could be placed in any order and mutilated in any way which made them easy to pronounce while indicating their derivation.
  • The name of every organization, or body of people, or doctrine, or country, or institution, or public building, was invariably cut down into the familiar shape; that is, a single easily pronounced word with the smallest number of syllables that would preserve the original derivation.

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  • The derivation is undeniable if you accept the rules of logic.
  • But I do not approve of this derivation, which seems to be a little strained.
    Swift, Jonathan  --  Gulliver’s Travels

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