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perturb
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Crime and Punishment
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  • CHAPTER V Lebeziatnikov looked perturbed.
  • He knocked some time before he was admitted, and his visit at first caused great perturbation; but Svidrigailov could be very fascinating when he liked, so that the first, and indeed very intelligent surmise of the sensible parents that Svidrigailov had probably had so much to drink that he did not know what he was doing vanished immediately.

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as in: she was perturbed Define
to disturb in mind or make uneasy
perturbation of the orbit Define
physics or astronomy: a secondary influence on a system that causes it to deviate slightly
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