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[awr-wel, -wuh l] /ˈɔr wɛl, -wəl/
George (Eric Arthur Blair) 1903–50, English novelist and essayist. Unabridged
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  • We had been running, and had just hauled our wind to stand up the Orwell.

    A Floating Home Cyril Ionides
  • In decade after decade a township-moot at Orwell would have little to do.

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  • Gainsborough also was very partial to the scenery on the banks of the Orwell.

  • “We ought to have been told, Orwell and I,” pronounced Isard briskly.

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  • There is another at Orwell which seems to have more force in it; it could not have less.

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British Dictionary definitions for Orwell


/ˈɔːwəl; -wɛl/
George, real name Eric Arthur Blair. 1903–50, English novelist and essayist, born in India. He is notable for his social criticism, as in The Road to Wigan Pier (1932); his account of his experiences of the Spanish Civil War Homage to Catalonia (1938); and his satirical novels Animal Farm (1945), an allegory on the Russian Revolution, and 1984 (1949), in which he depicts an authoritarian state of the future
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Orwellian (ɔːˈwɛlɪən) adjective
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