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used in 1984 by Orwell

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open and observable; not secret or hidden
  • The ruling groups were always infected to some extent by liberal ideas, and were content to leave loose ends everywhere, to regard only the overt act and to be uninterested in what their subjects were thinking.
    p. 205.7
  • The Party is not interested in the overt act: the thought is all we care about.
    p. 253.3

There are no more uses of "overt" in 1984 by Orwell.

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