toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

constant
used in 1984 by Orwell

16 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
unchanging, continuous, or happening repeatedly
  • in the past no government had the power to keep its citizens under constant surveillance.
    p. 205.9
constant = continuous
  • He was an object of hatred more constant than either Eurasia or Eastasia, since when Oceania was at war with one of these Powers it was generally at peace with the other.
    p. 13.5
  • The plaster flaked constantly from ceilings and walls, the pipes burst in every hard frost, the roof leaked whenever there was snow, the heating system was usually running at half steam when it was not closed down altogether from motives of economy.
    p. 20.9
  • The irritating thing was that in the racket of voices Winston could hardly hear what Parsons was saying, and was constantly having to ask for some fatuous remark to be repeated.
    p. 108.8
  • Between meals, if his mother did not stand guard, he was constantly pilfering at the wretched store of food on the shelf.
    p. 162.6
  • It is for the possession of these thickly-populated regions, and of the northern ice-cap, that the three powers are constantly struggling.
    p. 187.5
  • Portions of it are constantly changing hands, and it is the chance of seizing this or that fragment by a sudden stroke of treachery that dictates the endless changes of alignment.
    p. 187.5
  • The frontiers of Eurasia flow back and forth between the basin of the Congo and the northern shore of the Mediterranean; the islands of the Indian Ocean and the Pacific are constantly being captured and recaptured by Oceania or by Eastasia; in Mongolia the dividing line between Eurasia and Eastasia is never stable; round the Pole all three powers lay claim to enormous territories which in fact are largely unihabited and unexplored: but the balance of power always remains roughly even,...
    p. 188.1
  • In the terms of our earlier classification, the proles are the Low: for the slave population of the equatorial lands who pass constantly from conqueror to conqueror, are not a permanent or necessary part of the structure.
    p. 208.8
  • He must be cut off from the past, just as he must be cut off from foreign countries, because it is necessary for him to believe that he is better off than his ancestors and that the average level of material comfort is constantly rising.
    p. 213.1
  • speeches, statistics, and records of every kind must be constantly brought up to date in order to show that the predictions of the Party were in all cases right.
    p. 213.2
  • There was a constant come-and-go of prisoners of every description: drug-peddlers, thieves, bandits, black-marketeers, drunks, prostitutes.
    p. 227.4
  • These other questioners saw to it that he was in constant slight pain, but it was not chiefly pain that they relied on.
    p. 241.7
  • But always — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler.
    p. 267.9
  • But always — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler.
    p. 267.9
  • The enormous face (because of constantly seeing it on posters he always thought of it as being a metre wide), with its heavy black moustache and the eyes that followed you to and fro, seemed to float into his mind of its own accord.
    p. 281.9

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

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary / more samples — Oxford® USDictionary list — Onelook.com®