Sentence Examples


  • His arrogance and obstinacy, his perverse insistence upon the theoretical and disregard of the actual, made strife inevitableHe provoked disputes with the Italian states over ecclesiastical rights.
  • 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.
  • The scepticism which challenges the whole collection may be set aside as radically perverse and unreasonable.

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