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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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hypnotize
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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as in: hypnotized to try to remember Define
to put someone into a state of hypnosis (a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility)
  • That was the ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed.
  • Partly it was a sort of hymn to the wisdom and majesty of Big Brother, but still more it was an act of self-hypnosis, a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise.

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  • The scientist of today is either a mixture of psychologist and inquisitor, studying with real ordinary minuteness the meaning of facial expressions, gestures, and tones of voice, and testing the truth-producing effects of drugs, shock therapy, hypnosis, and physical torture; or he is chemist, physicist, or biologist concerned only with such branches of his special subject as are relevant to the taking of life.

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  • I want to be hypnotized and given the suggestion that I don’t like to snack on fattening foods.
  • The police want to hypnotize me to see if it will help me remember what he looked like.

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  • The hypnotic eyes gazed into his own.
  • I He saw himself standing there in the dim lamplight, with the smell of bugs and cheap scent in his nostrils, and in his heart a feeling of defeat and resentment which even at that moment was mixed up with the thought of Katharine’s white body, frozen for ever by the hypnotic power of the Party.

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as in: hypnotized to try to remember Define
to put someone into a state of hypnosis (a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility)
as in: hypnotized by her performance Define
fascinate so much that awareness of other surrounding things is lost or too much trust is granted
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