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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • The sealed world in which he lives would be broken, and the fear, hatred, and self-righteousness on which his morale depends might evaporate.  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • extremism fed by unquestioned belief in the righteousness of their cause

  • Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
    James Bryce

  • Clean living keeps me in shape. Righteous thoughts are my secret. And New Orleans home cooking.
    Fats Domino

  • Bravery and righteousness--those are two things that cannot go unrewarded in the sight of the Lord.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible

  • God agreed to spare the city if Abraham could find ten righteous people.

  • My goodness, you didn`t think you could live the righteousness of God on your own, did you?
    William P. Young  --  The Shack

  • with righteous resentment at what could have been his cowardice, or stupidity or bad luck
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
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