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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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intelligible
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • But it was no use, he could not remember: nothing remained of his childhood except a series of bright-lit tableaux occurring against no background and mostly unintelligible.
  • The cyclical movement of history was now intelligible, or appeared to be so; and if it was intelligible, then it was alterable.
  • The cyclical movement of history was now intelligible, or appeared to be so; and if it was intelligible, then it was alterable.
  • In the future such fragments, even if they chanced to survive, would be unintelligible and untranslatable.
  • Some of the B words had highly subtilized meanings, barely intelligible to anyone who had not mastered the language as a whole.
  • Newspeak was founded on the English language as we now know it, though many Newspeak sentences, even when not containing newly-created words, would be barely intelligible to an English-speaker of our own day.
  • He remembered better the rackety, uneasy circumstances of the time: the periodical panics about air-raids and the sheltering in Tube stations, the piles of rubble everywhere, the unintelligible proclamations posted at street corners, the gangs of youths in shirts all the same colour, the enormous queues outside the bakeries, the intermittent machine-gun fire in the distance — above all, the fact that there was never enough to eat.

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  • The Director wanted us to feel like we were there, but the dialogue was not intelligible.

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