In the blogosphere, this conversion experience often has a positively Orwellian flavor.
The Bell Ringers by Henry Porter A superb, frighteningly plausible thriller about an Orwellian state.
Money was thrown at the Pentagon, intelligence agencies, and a new Orwellian sounding “homeland” bureaucracy.
But while another bureaucracy may not be the answer (even the name sounds Orwellian), oversight is clearly needed.
Two weeks ago, activists launched a petition asking the tech giant that once warned of an Orwellian future to reconsider the ban.
There has been an almost Orwellian artfulness in the way need-blind admissions policies are sold.
The spot was a finely edited piece of Orwellian double-speak straight out of 1984.
The Brave New Art World can be fond of such Orwellian titles.
Venezuelans are accustomed to their government using Orwellian language.
No one called them “attractions” anymore—all that old Orwellian Disneyspeak had been abolished.
1950 (first attested in Mary McCarthy), from English author George Orwell (pseudonym of Eric Blair, 1903-1950), especially in reference to his novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four." Ironically, it has come to be used in reference to the totalitarian systems he satirized.
It is as if George Orwell had conceived the nightmare instead of analyzed it, helped to create it instead of helping to dispel its euphemistic thrall. [Clive James]