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The Age of Innocence
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perverse
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The Age of Innocence
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  • There was something perverse and provocative in the notion of fur worn in the evening in a heated drawing-room, and in the combination of a muffled throat and bare arms; but the effect was undeniably pleasing.
  • "Chiefly to enjoy good conversation, I understand," her husband retorted perversely; and she broke into an appreciative laugh.
  • A spirit of perversity moved her son to rejoin: "I don’t think it was a question of taste with her.

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

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