characteristic or suggestive of the writings of George Orwell, esp. of the totalitarian state depicted in his dystopian account of the future, Nineteen Eighty-four (1949)
Almost all the Orwellian techniques of a future totalitarianism are found here.
It is by now widely agreed, without Britain right in it, Western Europe is likely to evolve as a freak, to be eventually either German-dominated or recast in the mould of Moscow Communism (something leading to Orwellian 1984)
A leap into the Orwellian future.
Virtually perfect Orwellian ambivalences—(War is Peace, Love is Hate, Ignorance is Knowledge).
The ruling council did not admit that such a hellhole existed in the new workers' paradise—or that monstrous inquisitions were conducted within its walls. In true Orwellian tradition, because the four-story complex of cells and torture chambers had no name, it did not exist.
Communications systems like television and Orwellian snooping devices are working just fine.
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