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heresy
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
opinions or actions most people consider immoral
  • The Russians persecuted heresy more cruelly than the Inquisition had done.
    p. 254.1
heresy = beliefs considered to be immoral
  • All subsequent crimes against the Party, all treacheries, acts of sabotage, heresies, deviations, sprang directly out of his teaching.
    p. 12.2
  • heresies = actions and opinions consider to be immoral
  • There were also whispered stories of a terrible book, a compendium of all the heresies, of which Goldstein was the author and which circulated clandestinely here and there.
    p. 13.9
  • heresies = opinions consider to be immoral
  • Thus, at one moment Winston's hatred was not turned against Goldstein at all, but, on the contrary, against Big Brother, the Party, and the Thought Police; and at such moments his heart went out to the lonely, derided heretic on the screen, sole guardian of truth and sanity in a world of lies.
    p. 14.9
  • heretic = person with opinions considered to be immoral
  • Perhaps Withers or someone close to him had been suspected of heretical tendencies.
    p. 45.7
  • heretical = characterized by opinions or actions most people consider immoral
  • He believed in the principles of Ingsoc, he venerated Big Brother, he rejoiced over victories, he hated heretics, not merely with sincerity but with a sort of restless zeal, an up-to-dateness of information, which the ordinary Party member did not approach.
    p. 55.2
  • heretics = people with opinions consider to be immoral
  • The heresy of heresies was common sense.
    p. 80.6
  • heresy = immoral act
  • The heresy of heresies was common sense.
    p. 80.6
  • heresies = immoral things (as defined by common opinion)
  • It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments if they are inimical to Ingsoc, and of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction.
    p. 212.3
  • heretical = immoral (as defined by common belief)
  • In the Middle Ages there was the Inquisition. It was a failure. It set out to eradicate heresy, and ended by perpetuating it.
    p. 253.8
  • heresy = beliefs considered to be immoral
  • In the Middle Ages there was the Inquisition. ... For every heretic it burned at the stake, thousands of others rose up.
    p. 253.8
  • heretic = person with opinions considered to be immoral
  • We do not destroy the heretic because he resists us: so long as he resists us we never destroy him.
    p. 255.2
  • heretic = person with opinions considered to be immoral
  • In the old days the heretic walked to the stake still a heretic, proclaiming his heresy, exulting in it.
    p. 255.5
  • heretic = person with opinions considered to be immoral
  • In the old days the heretic walked to the stake still a heretic, proclaiming his heresy, exulting in it. Even the victim of the Russian purges could carry rebellion locked up in his skull as he walked down the passage waiting for the bullet. But we make the brain perfect before we blow it out. The command of the old despotisms was "Thou shalt not". The command of the totalitarians was "Thou shalt". Our command is "Thou art".
    p. 255.5
  • heretic = person with opinions considered to be immoral
  • In the old days the heretic walked to the stake still a heretic, proclaiming his heresy, exulting in it.
    p. 255.5
  • heresy = beliefs considered to be immoral
  • The heretic, the enemy of society, will always be there, so that he can be defeated and humiliated over again.
    p. 268.2
  • heretic = person with opinions considered to be immoral
  • Goldstein and his heresies will live forever.
    p. 268.4
  • heresies = immoral beliefs (as defined by common opinion)
  • Always we shall have the heretic here at our mercy, screaming with pain, broken up, contemptible — and in the end utterly penitent, saved from himself, crawling to our feet of his own accord.
    p. 268.6
  • heretic = person with opinions considered to be immoral
  • In the old days he had hidden a heretical mind beneath an appearance of conformity.
    p. 280.6
  • heretical = immoral (as defined by common belief)
  • The heretical thought would be unpunished, unrepented, out of their reach forever.
    p. 281.6
heretical = immoral (as defined by common belief)
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