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perturb
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The Idiot
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  • Totski himself, who had the reputation of being a capital talker, and was usually the life and soul of these entertainments, was as silent as any on this occasion, and sat in a state of, for him, most uncommon perturbation.
  • The old man was in a state of great mental perturbation.

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  • He immediately judged from the faces of his daughters and Prince S. that there was a thunderstorm brewing, and he himself already bore evidences of unusual perturbation of mind.
  • He was in a state of nervous excitement and perturbation; he noticed nothing and no one; and he felt a craving for solitude, to be alone with his thoughts and his emotions, and to give himself up to them passively.
  • Now that he was in the midst of a talk they became more than ever anxious and perturbed.
  • The prince’s condition during those days was strange and perturbed.
  • But the prince’s mental perturbation increased every moment.
  • He tried to get upon his feet again, but the old man still restrained him, gazing at him with increasing perturbation as he went on.
  • On the contrary, she only added to his mental perturbation as the evening went on.
  • Pavlicheff’s son!" cried the prince, much perturbed.

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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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