All 4 Uses of
1984 by Orwell
- 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..3definitive = authoritative ("the best possible, real versions")
- 'The Eleventh Edition is the definitive edition,' he said.
p. 50..9 *definitive = best possible
- None of the three super-states could be definitively conquered even by the other two in combination.
p. 186..9definitively = in a manner that ends all question
- We were producing a definitive edition of the poems of Kipling.
p. 230..9definitive = best and most respected
(definitive) best possible, final, or definite (beyond question)