Example sentences for: orwellian

How can you use “orwellian” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The period between 1959 and 1965 was a surreal time of government by means of slogans and Orwellian acronyms.

  • Reviewers say director Peter Weir's comedy about Orwellian mind control and entertainment-age pop culture "nails the Zeitgeist " (Jay Carr, the Boston Globe ). Dissenters declare The Truman Show overhyped considering its clunky plot and simple-minded message, which boils down to "[E]ither you are a grotesque victim of the moguls or an unmitigated rebel" (Edward Rothstein, the New York Times ). (Click here for the official site and here for David Edestein's review in Slate .)

  • The Starr camp's plea that cover-ups should be judged by their significance at the time they were committed, not by their significance today, was washed out in a tide of Orwellian revision.

  • The behavior he is now being excoriated for was not Orwellian, in the sense of 1984 's world of inverted truth--but Orwell-like, meaning that it was in keeping with a career based on political courage and intellectual integrity.

  • After that, we're in an Orwellian 1984 that's presided over by a vaguely fascist president and by arena rockers who serve as propagandists for a repressively conformist state.


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