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used in 1984 by Orwell

4 uses
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best possible, final, or definite (beyond question)
  • 'The Eleventh Edition is the definitive edition,' he said.
    p. 50.9
definitive = best possible
  • And a few cubicles away a mild, ineffectual, dreamy creature named Ampleforth, with very hairy ears and a surprising talent for juggling with rhymes and metres, was engaged in producing garbled versions — definitive texts, they were called — of poems which had become ideologically offensive, but which for one reason or another were to be retained in the anthologies.
    p. 42.3
  • definitive = authoritative ("the best possible, real versions")
  • None of the three super-states could be definitively conquered even by the other two in combination.
    p. 186.9
  • definitively = in a manner that ends all question
  • We were producing a definitive edition of the poems of Kipling.
    p. 230.9
definitive = best and most respected
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