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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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appeal
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • Her eyes were fixed on his, with an appealing expression that looked more like fear than pain.
  • It was really the paint that appealed to me, the whiteness of it, like a mask, and the bright red lips.

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  • That’s the detail that appeals to me.’
  • How could you make appeal to the future when not a trace of you, not even an anonymous word scribbled on a piece of paper, could physically survive?
  • What appealed to him about it was not so much its beauty as the air it seemed to possess of belonging to an age quite different from the present one.
  • All that was required of them was a primitive patriotism which could be appealed to whenever it was necessary to make them accept longer working-hours or shorter rations.
  • The reduction in the number of verbs — that is the point that will appeal to you, I think.
  • He paused opposite Winston and began eagerly appealing to him: ’You don’t think they’ll shoot me, do you, old chap?
  • Your mind appeals to me.
  • It systematically undermines the solidarity of the family, and it calls its leader by a name which is a direct appeal to the sentiment of family loyalty.

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  • When his nerves were in rags after hours of questioning, even this appeal could reduce him to snivelling tears.
  • Most of the time they screamed abuse at him and threatened at every hesitation to deliver him over to the guards again; but sometimes they would suddenly change their tune, call him comrade, appeal to him in the name of Ingsoc and Big Brother, and ask him sorrowfully whether even now he had not enough loyalty to the Party left to make him wish to undo the evil he had done.
  • But there were other days when they settled down to their work almost eagerly, making a tremendous show of entering up their minutes and drafting long memoranda which were never finished — when the argument as to what they were supposedly arguing about grew extraordinarily involved and abstruse, with subtle haggling over definitions, enormous digressions, quarrels threats, even, to appeal to higher authority.

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as in: appealed for help Define
a request or the act of asking -- sometimes specifically that a decision be overturned
as in: appeals to youthful tastes Define
attractiveness or desirability; or to be attractive or desirable
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