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inquisitor
used in 1984 by Orwell

3 uses
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Definition
a questioner who is excessively harsh

or:

an officer of the Inquisition
  • He was the tormentor, he was the protector, he was the inquisitor, he was the friend.
    p. 244.1
inquisitor = harsh questioner
  • The scientist of today is either a mixture of psychologist and inquisitor, studying with real ordinary minuteness the meaning of facial expressions, gestures, and tones of voice, and testing the truth-producing effects of drugs, shock therapy, hypnosis, and physical torture; or he is chemist, physicist, or biologist concerned only with such branches of his special subject as are relevant to the taking of life.
    p. 193.9
  • inquisitor = harsh questioner
  • Naturally all the glory belonged to the victim and all the shame to the Inquisitor who burned him.
    p. 253.9
inquisitor = harsh questioner
There are no more uses of "inquisitor" in 1984 by Orwell.

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