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used in 1984 by Orwell

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no longer in general use because it was replaced by something better
  • Then he went on: 'What I had really intended to say was that in your article I noticed you had used two words which have become obsolete.'
    p. 158.2
obsolete = replaced with something better
  • The Eleventh Edition won't contain a single word that will become obsolete before the year 2050.
    p. 51.1
  • obsolete = outdated (old-fashioned, and replaced with something better)
  • A large part of the political literature of five years was now completely obsolete.
    p. 182.4
  • obsolete = outdated (old-fashioned, and replaced with something better)
  • Even when weapons of war are not actually destroyed, their manufacture is still a convenient way of expending labour power without producing anything that can be consumed. A Floating Fortress, for example, has locked up in it the labour that would build several hundred cargo-ships. Ultimately it is scrapped as obsolete, never having brought any material benefit to anybody, and with further enormous labours another Floating Fortress is built.
    p. 191.4
obsolete = outdated (old-fashioned, and replaced with something better)
There are no more uses of "obsolete" in 1984 by Orwell.

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