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used in 1984 by Orwell

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artificial (man-made rather than natural); or not genuine
  • As he took her in his arms a wave of synthetic violets flooded his nostrils.
    p. 142.7
  • In any time that he could accurately remember, there had never been quite enough to eat, one had never had socks or underclothes that were not full of holes, furniture had always been battered and rickety, rooms underheated, tube trains crowded, houses falling to pieces, bread dark-colored, tea a rarity, coffee filthy-tasting, cigarettes insufficient — nothing cheap and plentiful except synthetic gin.
    p. 59.9
  • It occurred to Winston that a synthetic face was perhaps incapable of changing its expression.
    p. 174.2

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

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