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sanction
used in 1984 by Orwell

2 uses
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Definition
formal approval
  • 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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