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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • Never did a perverse nature declare itself more prematurely, and yet it was not owing to any fault in his bringing up.
  • I have always found them; and more,—I repeat it with joy, with triumph,—I have always found some proof of human perversity or error.
  • Certainly, I might have lived happily amongst those good people, who adored me, but my perverse disposition prevailed over the virtues which my adopted mother endeavored to instil into my heart.

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  • She took perverse satisfaction in spoiling his plans.
  • a perverse mood

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