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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • That whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of those ends, it is the right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government…
  • You were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the usual word.
  • How could you have a slogan like "freedom is slavery" when the concept of freedom has been abolished?
  • But this was concrete evidence; it was a fragment of the abolished past, like a fossil bone which turns up in the wrong stratum and destroys a geological theory.
  • The family could not actually be abolished, and, indeed, people were encouraged to be fond of their children, in almost the old-fashioned way.
  • Do you realize that the past, starting from yesterday, has been actually abolished?
  • But Syme was not only dead, he was abolished, an unperson.
  • We shall abolish the orgasm.
  • A few blanket words covered them, and, in covering them, abolished them.
  • The aim of the Low, when they have an aim — for it is an abiding characteristic of the Low that they are too much crushed by drudgery to be more than intermittently conscious of anything outside their daily lives — is to abolish all distinctions and create a society in which all men shall be equal.
  • The preterite of steal was stealed, the preterite of think was thinked, and so on throughout the language, all such forms as swam, gave, brought, spoke, taken, etc., being abolished.
  • He wondered vaguely whether in the abolished past it had been a normal experience to lie in bed like this, in the cool of a summer evening, a man and a woman with no clothes on, making love when they chose, talking of what they chose, not feeling any compulsion to get up, simply lying there and listening to peaceful sounds outside.

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  • She is in favor of abolishing the death penalty.
  • The dictator’s first move was to abolish free speech and a free press.

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