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used in 1984 by Orwell

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to completely destroy or defeat
  • You were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the usual word.
    p. 19.7
annihilated = completely destroyed
  • With its grace and carelessness it seemed to annihilate a whole culture, a whole system of thought, as though Big Brother and the Party and the Thought Police could all be swept into nothingness by a single splendid movement of the arm.
    p. 31.2
  • annihilate = completely destroy
  • Only in his own consciousness, which in any case must soon be annihilated.
    p. 34.8
  • annihilated = completely destroyed
  • Almost as swiftly as he had imagined it, she had torn her clothes off, and when she flung them aside it was with that same magnificent gesture by which a whole civilization seemed to be annihilated.
    p. 125.1
  • annihilated = completely defeated
  • War, however, is no longer the desperate, annihilating struggle that it was in the early decades of the twentieth century.
    p. 185.9
  • annihilating = complete destruction or defeat
  • You will be annihilated in the past as well as in the future.
    p. 254.7
annihilated = completely destroyed
There are no more uses of "annihilate" in 1984 by Orwell.

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