"What I mean to say, there is a war on," said Parsons. (1.5.51, Parsons)
"That was before the war, of course."
"Which war was that?" said Winston.
"It's all wars," said the old man vaguely. (1.8.35-37, the old prole Man)
"That's a first-rate training they give them in the Spies nowadays – better than in my day, even. What d'you think's the latest thing they’ve served them out with? Ear trumpets for listening through keyholes! My little girl brought one home the other night – tried it out on our sitting-room door, and reckoned she could hear twice as much as with her ear to the hole." (1.5.67, Parsons)