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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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essential
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • He had committed — would still have committed, even if he had never set pen to paper — the essential crime that contained all others in itself.
  • It was their final, most essential command.
  • But if they did not exist, the structure of world society, and the process by which it maintains itself, would not be essentially different.
  • He began telling her the story of his married life, but curiously enough she appeared to know the essential parts of it already.
  • The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labour.
  • As we have seen, researches that could be called scientific are still carried out for the purposes of war, but they are essentially a kind of daydreaming, and their failure to show results is not important.
  • And when you were free you were puzzled by what was essentially the same question.
  • They have been subdivided in many ways, they have borne countless different names, and their relative numbers, as well as their attitude towards one another, have varied from age to age: but the essential structure of society has never altered.
  • They have been subdivided in many ways, they have borne countless different names, and their relative numbers, as well as their attitude towards one another, have varied from age to age: but the essential structure of society has never altered.
  • His body was held down at every essential point.
  • Doublethink lies at the very heart of Ingsoc, since the essential act of the Party is to use conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes with complete honesty.

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  • The essential feature of the pen is that it writes so consistently.
  • I carry all the essential tools and materials I need in this toolbox.

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