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perturbation
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Middlemarch
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perturbation
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Middlemarch
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  • Mr. Brooke was evidently in a state of nervous perturbation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But Rosamond was expecting to have a baby, and Lydgate wished to save her from any perturbation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He took a wife, as we have seen, to adorn the remaining quadrant of his course, and be a little moon that would cause hardly a calculable perturbation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In this brief interval of calm, Lydgate, remembering that he had often been stormy in his hours of perturbation, and mindful of the pain Rosamond had had to bear, was carefully gentle towards her; but he, too, had lost some of his old spirit, and he still felt it necessary to refer to an economical change in their way of living as a matter of course, trying to reconcile her to it gradually, and repressing his anger when she answered by wishing that he would go to live in London.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Selina" received her with a pathetic affectionateness and a disposition to give edifying answers on the commonest topics, which could hardly have reference to an ordinary quarrel of which the most important consequence was a perturbation of Mr. Bulstrode's health.  (not reviewed by editor)

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perturbation of the orbit
as in: she was perturbed
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