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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • For example, the Ministry of Plenty’s forecast had estimated the output of boots for the quarter at 145 million pairs.
  • Most of it was a tedious routine, but included in it there were also jobs so difficult and intricate that you could lose yourself in them as in the depths of a mathematical problem — delicate pieces of forgery in which you had nothing to guide you except your knowledge of the principles of Ingsoc and your estimate of what the Party wanted you to say.
  • Then he pulled the speakwrite towards him and rapped out a message in the hybrid jargon of the Ministries: ’Items one comma five comma seven approved fullwise stop suggestion contained item six doubleplus ridiculous verging crimethink cancel stop unproceed constructionwise antegetting plusfull estimates machinery overheads stop end message.’

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  • What do you estimate this will cost?
  • Can you estimate the cost?

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