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perturb
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • His soul was fattening and congealing into a gross grease, plunging ever deeper in its dull fear into a sombre threatening dusk while the body that was his stood, listless and dishonoured, gazing out of darkened eyes, helpless, perturbed, and human for a bovine god to stare upon.

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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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