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ultimate
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
most extreme as in final, best, worst, most important, or most fundamental
The exact meaning of ultimate depends upon its context. For example:
  • "the ultimate decision-maker" — the final
  • "the ultimate car" — the best
  • "the ultimate insult" — the worst
  • "the ultimate source" — original or most fundamental
  • "the ultimate sacrifice" — most extreme
  • The secret accumulation of knowledge — a gradual spread of enlightenment — ultimately a proletarian rebellion — the overthrow of the Party.
    p. 261.8
  • That was the ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed.
    p. 35.5
  • The immediate advantages of falsifying the past were obvious, but the ultimate motive was mysterious.
    p. 79.9
  • But if the object was not to stay alive but to stay human, what difference did it ultimately make?
    p. 167.3
  • Suddenly, as one sometimes does with a book of which one knows that one will ultimately read and re-read every word, he opened it at a different place and found himself at Chapter III.
    p. 185.2
  • Ultimately it is scrapped as obsolete, never having brought any material benefit to anybody, and with further enormous labors another Floating Fortress is built.
    p. 191.3
  • Ultimately the determining factor is the mental attitude of the ruling class itself.
    p. 207.3
  • Oceanic society rests ultimately on the belief that Big Brother is omnipotent and that the Party is infallible.
    p. 212.4
  • Ultimately it is by means of doublethink that the Party has been able — and may, for all we know, continue to be able for thousands of years — to arrest the course of history.
    p. 214.9
  • He had still, he reflected, not learned the ultimate secret.
    p. 217.6
  • He had understood it all, weighed it all, and it made no difference: all was justified by the ultimate purpose.
    p. 262.9

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