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.
  • 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.
  • Countenance to such a wild fancy; nor can even the perverse ingenuity
  • A study in perverse musical abandon aspiring to achieve pure sound?

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