Sentence Examples


  • This criticism is based on a perverse misreading of the historian's observations on the age of Trajan, Hadrian and the Antonines.
  • The main object of the Austrian chancellor probably was to let Napoleon once more show to the world his perverse obstinacy.
  • To ascertain the truth, he had also put to the torture two maid-servants described as deaconesses, but had discovered nothing beyond a perverse and extravagant superstition.
  • To those in power, this has a certain perverse logic: After all, without the government to protect the rights of the people, those rights would crumble.
  • At any time it is a strange sight to the tyro to see with what wondrous habitude of unconscious skill the whaleman will maintain an erect posture in his boat, even when pitched about by the most riotously perverse and cross-running seas.

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