doublethink

[ US /ˈdəbəɫˌθɪŋk/ ]
[ UK /dˈʌbə‍lθˌɪŋk/ ]
NOUN
  1. believing two contradictory ideas at the same time
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How To Use doublethink In A Sentence

  • His mind hovered for a moment round the doubtful date on the page, and then fetched up with a bump against the Newspeak word doublethink.
  • The latest amazing example of Left-leaning doublethink by a political psychologist is here.
  • Understanding this merely requires a grand exercise in Orwellian doublethink, Greek sophistry and a uniquely Lawloresque take on the world.
  • This doublethink is at the heart of forked-tongued politics.
  • But doublethink is still a valuable tool. Times, Sunday Times
  • The priest exuded doublethink like a fog. Times, Sunday Times
  • The doublethink employed by the author is almost beyond belief - he basically states that the DI wishes to attack the scientific method, and then claims that they aren't trying to attack the scientific method.
  • Conservatives (read: Republicans) want to be allowed to engage in doublethink on stem cell research, like they do on the more basic tenets of “decency” and “morality.” Think Progress » Defending Bush’s Veto, Rove Grossly Distorts Stem Cell Science
  • He has been reduced on occasions this season to a kind of doublethink. Times, Sunday Times
  • Instead of going on peace demonstrations and fulminating about the horrendous injustice and doublethink perpetrated by all participants, I should have been figuring the angles for profit opportunities!
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