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perturb
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The Age of Innocence
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  • All this Mrs. Archer felt, and her son knew she felt; but he knew also that she had been perturbed by the premature announcement of his engagement, or rather by its cause; and it was for that reason—because on the whole he was a tender and indulgent master—that he had stayed at home that evening.
  • Mr. Welland’s brow remained clouded, and it was evident that his perturbed imagination had fastened at once on this last remark.

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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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