For a moment it was as if the silence had fallen across the entire planet …. everyone in front of their TVs rigid, a communal holding of breath.
There was a communal gasp.
There are no more uses of "communal" in the book.
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There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.
The drive for equality of opportunity would also require the abolition of the family since different parents have unequal abilities; it would require the communal rearing of children. The State would have to nationalize all babies and raise them in State nurseries under ’equal’ conditions. But even here conditions cannot be the same, because different State officials will themselves have different abilities and personalities.