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(noun) a building or chamber in which bodies or bones are deposited

xiii

surely none of them would have constructed a charnel house as murderous as Stalin’s.

—p.xiii Foreword (vii) by Adam Hochschild
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surely none of them would have constructed a charnel house as murderous as Stalin’s.

—p.xiii Foreword (vii) by Adam Hochschild
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(adjective) deficient in color; wan / (adjective) lacking sparkle or liveliness; dull

28

the pallid fascination of the Chaumont hills in the morning and the fascination of evening

—p.28 1. World Without Possible Escape: 1906-1912 (3) by Victor Serge
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the pallid fascination of the Chaumont hills in the morning and the fascination of evening

—p.28 1. World Without Possible Escape: 1906-1912 (3) by Victor Serge
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(verb) build / (verb) establish / (verb) to instruct and improve especially in moral and religious knowledge; uplift / (verb) enlighten inform

44

I am still thankful to him for that edifying outburst of anger

—p.44 1. World Without Possible Escape: 1906-1912 (3) by Victor Serge
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I am still thankful to him for that edifying outburst of anger

—p.44 1. World Without Possible Escape: 1906-1912 (3) by Victor Serge
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(adjective) full of danger or uncertainty; precarious

164

If the Revolution had not been in such a parlous condition at the time, Kun would have had to face questioning about two other crimes.

—p.164 4. Danger from Within: 1920-1921 (135) by Victor Serge
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If the Revolution had not been in such a parlous condition at the time, Kun would have had to face questioning about two other crimes.

—p.164 4. Danger from Within: 1920-1921 (135) by Victor Serge
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(verb) to claim or seize without justification / (verb) to make undue claims to having; assume / (verb) to claim on behalf of another; ascribe

172

Through its intolerance and its arrogation of an absolute monopoly of power and initiative in all fields, the Bolshevik regime was floundering in its own toils

—p.172 4. Danger from Within: 1920-1921 (135) by Victor Serge
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Through its intolerance and its arrogation of an absolute monopoly of power and initiative in all fields, the Bolshevik regime was floundering in its own toils

—p.172 4. Danger from Within: 1920-1921 (135) by Victor Serge
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(noun) a political principle or policy directed toward the incorporation of irredentas within the boundaries of their historically or ethnically related political unit / a person advocating the restoration to their country of any territory formerly belonging to it

211

Around the great conception of the Balkan Federation there swarmed hordes of secret agents, impresarios of irredentism

—p.211 5. Europe at the Dark Crossroads: 1921-1926 (184) by Victor Serge
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Around the great conception of the Balkan Federation there swarmed hordes of secret agents, impresarios of irredentism

—p.211 5. Europe at the Dark Crossroads: 1921-1926 (184) by Victor Serge
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(noun) a misrepresentation intended to harm another's reputation / (noun) the act of uttering false charges or misrepresentations maliciously calculated to harm another's reputation

273

Slander had no effect on his name, calumny and insult heaped on him rebounded ineffectually and ended up bestowing on him a strange new aura.

on trotsky

—p.273 6. Deadlock of the Revolution: 1926-1928 (227) by Victor Serge
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Slander had no effect on his name, calumny and insult heaped on him rebounded ineffectually and ended up bestowing on him a strange new aura.

on trotsky

—p.273 6. Deadlock of the Revolution: 1926-1928 (227) by Victor Serge
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(of a seal or closure) complete and airtight

302

to seal off hermetically the frontiers of the intellect

—p.302 7. The Years of Resistance: 1928-1933 (283) by Victor Serge
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to seal off hermetically the frontiers of the intellect

—p.302 7. The Years of Resistance: 1928-1933 (283) by Victor Serge
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translucently clear

347

the light from the sky was rich and pellucid as nowhere else

—p.347 8. The Years of Captivity: 1933-1936 (329) by Victor Serge
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the light from the sky was rich and pellucid as nowhere else

—p.347 8. The Years of Captivity: 1933-1936 (329) by Victor Serge
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