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- proper n. The nominal leader of Oceania in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.
- proper n. By extension, a disparaging name for government surveillance considered to be too intrusive.
- proper n. Any omnipresent figurehead representing oppressive control
- proper n. Unwarranted, invasive, and discreet surveillance, especially of a people by its government
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- n. an authoritarian leader and invader of privacy
- n. an older brother
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The term Big Brother is used to refer to any ruler or government that invades the privacy of its citizens.
"The term Big Brother comes to mind here," Piche argued, suggesting it could open the
Since its publication the terms Big Brother and Orwellian have entered the popular vernacular.
HEFFNER: Professor Friedman, would it be fair not to use the phrase Big Brother, but to say, yes, the assumption has been that there needs to be - call it what you will - leadership, there needs to be direction, there needs to be even the coercion that you find so distasteful?
As for Noel no Kimochi, almost all figure skating manga goes directly on my “wanted” list, but, yeah, incest isn’t my thing… Maybe he’s just an older guy she calls Big Brother?
To call Big Brother a national obsession might be an understatement.
LittleSis - conceived of as sort of a philosophical counterweight to the notion of Big Brother - is a nonprofit funded in part by the Sunlight Foundation.
Some of those English couch potatoes watch programs called Big Brother and Room 101.
He foresaw a ruler of that empire called Big Brother, who would wage wars of aggression against two other empires called Eurasia comprised of Europe/Russia, and Eastasia an alliance of China and most of Asia.
Singer Janis Joplin, who in 1968 was screeching out her voice with a California group called Big Brother and the Holding Company, said that she was not a hippie, because hippies believed in trying to make the world better.