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atom
used in 1984 by Orwell

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the smallest part of any material that cannot be broken up by chemical means; comprised of a nucleus of protons and neutrons surrounded by orbiting electrons
  • Perhaps it was the time when the atomic bomb had fallen on Colchester.
    p. 32.8
  • It was enough to blow the Party to atoms, if in some way it could have been published to the world and its significance made known.
    p. 78.8
  • That was in another hiding-place known to Julia, the belfry of a ruinous church in an almost-deserted stretch of country where an atomic bomb had fallen thirty years earlier.
    p. 128.2
  • Certain backward areas have advanced, and various devices, always in some way connected with warfare and police espionage, have been developed, but experiment and invention have largely stopped, and the ravages of the atomic war of the nineteen-fifties have never been fully repaired.
    p. 189.4
  • What is more remarkable is that all three powers already possess, in the atomic bomb, a weapon far more powerful than any that their present researches are likely to discover.
    p. 194.7
  • Although the Party, according to its habit, claims the invention for itself, atomic bombs first appeared as early as the nineteen-forties, and were first used on a large scale about ten years later.
    p. 194.8
  • The effect was to convince the ruling groups of all countries that a few more atomic bombs would mean the end of organized society, and hence of their own power.
    p. 194.9
  • All three powers merely continue to produce atomic bombs and store them up against the decisive opportunity which they all believe will come sooner or later.
    p. 195.1
  • During this time rockets loaded with atomic bombs can be assembled at all the strategic spots; finally they will all be fired simultaneously, with effects so devastating as to make retaliation impossible.
    p. 195.8

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