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The Mill on the Floss
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perturbation of the orbit Define
physics or astronomy: a secondary influence on a system that causes it to deviate slightly
  • Then shall all vain imaginations, evil perturbations, and superfluous cares fly away; then shall immoderate fear leave thee, and inordinate love shall die.

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  • If the perturbations are small, the procedure should work.
  • The planet, Neptune, was discovered after its existence was predicted by perturbations in Uranus’ orbit.

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  • Then, when the first burst of unsatisfied anger was gone by, came the recollection of that quiet time before the pleasure which had ended in to-day’s misery had perturbed the clearness and simplicity of her life.

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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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