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censor
used in Catch-22

16 uses
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Definition
to remove or suppress anything considered obscene, immoral, or politically unacceptable

or:

a person who does such suppression
  • Catch-22 required that each censored letter bear the censoring officer's name.
    Chapter 1 — The Texan (19% in)
  • For a little while in the morning he had to censor letters, but he was free after that to spend the rest of each day lying around idly with a clear conscience.
    Chapter 1 — The Texan (8% in)
  • All the officer patients in the ward were forced to censor letters written by all the enlisted-men patients, who were kept in residence in wards of their own.
    Chapter 1 — The Texan (12% in)
  • Catch-22 required that each censored letter bear the censoring officer's name.
    Chapter 1 — The Texan (19% in)
  • Censoring the envelopes had serious repercussions, produced a ripple of anxiety on some ethereal military echelon that floated a C.I.D. man back into the ward posing as a patient.
    Chapter 1 — The Texan (20% in)
  • They all knew he was a C.I.D. man because he kept inquiring about an officer named Irving or Washington and because after his first day there he wouldn't censor letters.
    Chapter 1 — The Texan (21% in)
  • He's looking for someone up in the hospital who's been signing Washington Irving's name to the letters he's been censoring.
    Chapter 7 — McWatt (65% in)
  • Major Major looked with a blank expression at copies of personal correspondence from the hospital on which the censoring officer had written 'Washington Irving' or 'Irving Washington.'
    Chapter 9 — Major Major Major Major (58% in)
  • His mind germinated feverishly with challenging new ideas for sparking the great spiritual revival of which he dreamed himself the architect — box lunches, church socials, form letters to the families of men killed and injured in combat, censorship, Bingo.
    Chapter 20 — Corporal Whitcomb (42% in)
  • Every time he tries to report you to his superiors, somebody up at the hospital censors out the details.
    Chapter 20 — Corporal Whitcomb (77% in)
  • I just put a censor's okay on his letter without even reading it.
    Chapter 20 — Corporal Whitcomb (78% in)
  • But you aren't authorized to censor letters, are you?
    Chapter 20 — Corporal Whitcomb (79% in)
  • I censored it in your name.
    Chapter 20 — Corporal Whitcomb (80% in)
  • 'But I'm not authorized to censor letters either.
    Chapter 20 — Corporal Whitcomb (80% in)
  • And looking very superior, he tossed down on the table a photostatic copy of a piece of V mail in which everything but the salutation 'Dear Mary' had been blocked out and on which the censoring officer had written, 'I long for you tragically.
    Chapter 36 — The Cellar (41% in)
  • 'Chaplain,' he announced with magisterial rigidity, 'we charge you formally with being Washington Irving and taking capricious and unlicensed liberties in censoring the letters of officers and enlisted men.
    Chapter 36 — The Cellar (75% in)

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