Orwell

biographical name
Or·​well | \ ˈȯr-ˌwel How to pronounce Orwell (audio) , -wəl \

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George 1903–1950 pseudonym of Eric Arthur Blair English author

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Orwellian \ ȯr-​ˈwe-​lē-​ən How to pronounce Orwell (audio) \ adjective

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“Orwell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orwell. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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