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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • He let what he judged to be ten minutes go by, tormented all the while by the fear that some accident — a sudden draught blowing across his desk, for instance — would betray him.
  • Or to bang his head against the wall, to kick over the table, and hurl the inkpot through the window — to do any violent or noisy or painful thing that might black out the memory that was tormenting him.
  • Lunch in the hot, crowded, noise-filled canteen was torment.
  • He was the tormentor, he was the protector, he was the inquisitor, he was the friend.
  • Winston did not look at him again, but the tormented, skull-like face was as vivid in his mind as though it had been straight in front of his eyes.
  • A world of fear and treachery is torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself.

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  • She enjoys tormenting others.
  • She concealed her torment.

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