Orwellian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Orwellian of or relating to the works of George Orwell (especially his picture of a future totalitarian state)
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Usage

In literature:

Sometimes he's a telco bureaucrat, covertly conspiring to register all modems in the service of an Orwellian surveillance regime.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
Orwellian undertones are hardly muffled.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
The new economic alliance, an Orwellian Eastasia, would have the USSR as one superpower cornerstone, Japan the other.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

Berwick 's Orwellian Wellness Visit.
China's Orwellian use of the device is meant to control its population through propaganda and mind control, but savvy netizens aren't being fooled.
Four years ago, our body politic was overwhelmed by an Orwellian parody now known as the Obama for president campaign.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Obama's Orwellian rhetoric has become absolutely pathological.
Student's discovery of secret FBI device under his car sparks claims of Orwellian surveillance.
Brown accuses Proposition 30 foes of ' Orwellian propaganda'.
Calling US Drone Strikes 'Surgical' Is Orwellian Propaganda.
Jason Falls suggests the notion of "faster than realtime" may lead to an Orwellian future as pictured in the movie "1984.
EPA Continues To Grow More Orwellian .
Syngenta Has an Orwellian Herbicide Ad, Too.
America's Third, Orwellian War: The 'Targeted Killing' Campaign.
New federal agency OFR stirs ' Orwellian ' fears.
Archbishop calls gay marriage ' Orwellian .
Susan Beck's Summary Judgment : Google and Facebook Denials in FTC Cases Strike Orwellian Note.
In the following letter to the little brother she never met, she hints of the Orwellian lessons ahead.
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