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orthodox
used in Brave New World

8 uses
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Definition
normal (describing thinking or behavior as commonly or traditionally accepted)
  • Unorthodoxy threatens more than the life of a mere individual; it strikes at Society itself.
    Chapter Ten (32% in)
unorthodoxy = unusual beliefs or practices

(editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unorthodoxy means not and reverses the meaning of orthodoxy. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
  • Ashamed, now that the effects of the soma had worn off, of the weakness he had displayed that morning in the hotel, he went out of his way to show himself strong and unorthodox.
    Chapter Seven (29% in)
  • Consider the matter dispassionately, Mr. Foster, and you will see that no offence is so heinous as unorthodoxy of behaviour.
    Chapter Ten (30% in)
  • By his heretical views on sport and soma, by the scandalous unorthodoxy of his sex-life, by his refusal to obey the teachings of Our Ford and behave out of office hours, 'even as a little infant,' " (here the Director made the sign of the T), "he has proved himself an enemy of Society, a subverter, ladies and gentlemen, of all Order and Stability, a conspirator against Civilization itself.
    Chapter Ten (49% in)
  • Before those who now, for the sake of the Savage, paid their court to him, Bernard would parade a carping unorthodoxy.
    Chapter Eleven (23% in)
  • Too good–good enough to realize that all our science is just a cookery book, with an orthodox theory of cooking that nobody's allowed to question, and a list of recipes that mustn't be added to except by special permission from the head cook.
    Chapter Sixteen (68% in)
  • Unorthodox cooking, illicit cooking.
    Chapter Sixteen (70% in)
  • All the people who aren't satisfied with orthodoxy, who've got independent ideas of their own.
    Chapter Sixteen (79% in)

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