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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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obliged
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but, on the contrary, that it was impossible to avoid joining in.
  • We may be obliged to give him a new identity.
  • He sank his voice, like someone who is obliged for medical reasons to utter an obscenity.
  • Comintern is a word that can be uttered almost without taking thought, whereas Communist International is a phrase over which one is obliged to linger at least momentarily.
  • They are obliged to prevent their followers from starving to death in numbers large enough to be inconvenient, and they are obliged to remain at the same low level of military technique as their rivals; but once that minimum is achieved, they can twist reality into whatever shape they choose.
  • They are obliged to prevent their followers from starving to death in numbers large enough to be inconvenient, and they are obliged to remain at the same low level of military technique as their rivals; but once that minimum is achieved, they can twist reality into whatever shape they choose.

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  • He obliged her by listening attentively.
  • They looked at me expectantly and I was obliged to comment.

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