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decisive
used in
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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decisive
Used in
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • To mark the paper was the decisive act.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • To understand the nature of the present war for in spite of the regrouping which occurs every few years, it is always the same war one must realize in the first place that it is impossible for it to be decisive.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It seemed to him that it was only now, when he had begun to be able to formulate his thoughts, that he had taken the decisive step.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • All three powers merely continue to produce atomic bombs and store them up against the decisive opportunity which they all believe will come sooner or later.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It does not matter whether the war is actually happening, and, since no decisive victory is possible, it does not matter whether the war is going well or badly.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a decisive defeat
as in: a decisive decision maker
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