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- Repairs, except what you could do for yourself, had to be sanctioned by remote committees which were liable to hold up even the mending of a window-pane for two years.p. 21.1
sanctioned = approved
- No imaginable committee would ever sanction such a marriage even if Katharine, Winston's wife, could somehow have been got rid of.p. 132.0
sanction = approve
There are no more uses of "sanction" in 1984 by Orwell.
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