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censor -- as related to censorship
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Catch-22
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  • Catch-22 required that each censored letter bear the censoring officer’s name.
  • Catch-22 required that each censored letter bear the censoring officer’s name.
  • For a little while in the morning he had to censor letters, but he was free after that to spend the rest of each day lying around idly with a clear conscience.
  • All the officer patients in the ward were forced to censor letters written by all the enlisted-men patients, who were kept in residence in wards of their own.
  • He’s looking for someone up in the hospital who’s been signing Washington Irving’s name to the letters he’s been censoring.
  • Censoring the envelopes had serious repercussions, produced a ripple of anxiety on some ethereal military echelon that floated a C.I.D. man back into the ward posing as a patient.
  • They all knew he was a C.I.D. man because he kept inquiring about an officer named Irving or Washington and because after his first day there he wouldn’t censor letters.
  • Major Major looked with a blank expression at copies of personal correspondence from the hospital on which the censoring officer had written ’Washington Irving’ or ’Irving Washington.’
  • Every time he tries to report you to his superiors, somebody up at the hospital censors out the details.
  • I censored it in your name.
  • I just put a censor’s okay on his letter without even reading it.
  • But you aren’t authorized to censor letters, are you?
  • ’But I’m not authorized to censor letters either.
  • His mind germinated feverishly with challenging new ideas for sparking the great spiritual revival of which he dreamed himself the architect — box lunches, church socials, form letters to the families of men killed and injured in combat, censorship, Bingo.
  • ’Chaplain,’ he announced with magisterial rigidity, ’we charge you formally with being Washington Irving and taking capricious and unlicensed liberties in censoring the letters of officers and enlisted men.
  • And looking very superior, he tossed down on the table a photostatic copy of a piece of V mail in which everything but the salutation ’Dear Mary’ had been blocked out and on which the censoring officer had written, ’I long for you tragically.

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  • The Chinese devote enormous resources to censoring the Internet.
  • The performer chose Bombay as a good word to rhyme with today, but India’s Central Board of Film Certification censored the word and replaced it with a beep.

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