"They had done it. They had done it at last!" what had Winston and Julia achieved?   

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The line you cite is the very first line of Part 2, Chapter 8.

In this chapter, Winston and Julia have, at last, managed to get themselves into a meeting of what they think is the Brotherhood.  They have been invited to a meeting at the home of O'Brien.  At this meeting, the will end up hearing what they think are the secrets of the Brotherhood and they will be asked to swear oaths to do various things the organization demands.

So they think they have triumphed, but really, they have doomed themselves further because O'Brien is not really a dissident.

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