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Used in
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • You will never have anything to sustain you, except the idea.  (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)

  • But this statement, which to an orthodox ear merely conveyed a self-evident absurdity, could not have been sustained by reasoned argument, because the necessary words were not available.  (not reviewed by editor)

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