That was the truth; the young man had an unmistakable influence over his father, who positively appeared to be behaving more decently and even seemed at times ready to obey his son, though often extremely and even spitefully perverse.
I came here to make you my wife and I find you a different woman, perverse and shameless.
I am only sad that a charming nature such as yours should be perverted by all this crude nonsense before you have begun life.
The most precious, the most sacred guarantees for the destiny and future of Russian justice are presented to us in a perverted and frivolous form, simply to attain an object—to obtain the justification of something which cannot be justified.
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She took perverse satisfaction in spoiling his plans.