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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • Repairs, except what you could do for yourself, had to be sanctioned by remote committees which were liable to hold up even the mending of a window-pane for two years.
  • No imaginable committee would ever sanction such a marriage even if Katharine, Winston’s wife, could somehow have been got rid of.

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as in: sanctions against them Define
formal penalty
as in: cannot sanction such behavior Define
formal approval
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