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contract
used in 1984 by Orwell

2 uses
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Definition
when something gets shorter or smaller
  • The dull pain in his belly never went away, but sometimes it grew better and sometimes worse, and his thoughts expanded or contracted accordingly.
    p. 228.7
contracted = shrank
  • Winston's entrails contracted.
    p. 231.9
contracted = cramped (tightened as the muscles shortened)
There are no more uses of "contract" in 1984 by Orwell.

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