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perceive
used in
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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perceive
Used in
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • The best books, he perceived, are those that tell you what you know already.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And it is the same, he perceived, in all seemingly heroic or tragic situations.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • For the first time he perceived that if you want to keep a secret you must also hide it from yourself.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • All the beliefs, habits, tastes, emotions, mental attitudes that characterize our time are really designed to sustain the mystique of the Party and prevent the true nature of present-day society from being perceived.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was perceived that in thus abbreviating a name one narrowed and subtly altered its meaning, by cutting out most of the associations that would otherwise cling to it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Tragedy, he perceived, belonged to the ancient time, to a time when there was still privacy, love, and friendship, and when the members of a family stood by one another without needing to know the reason.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments if they are inimical to Ingsoc, and of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: perceive the system as unfair
as in: though blind, can perceive light
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