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Franny and Zooey
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  • The age differences in the family always seemed to add unnecessarily and perversely to our problems.
  • His voice sounded sympathetic, kind, in spite of some perverse attempt to make it sound matter-of-fact.
  • It was rather as though, after being in makeshift wet dock for days, the Queen Mary had just sailed out of, say, Walden Pond, as suddenly and perversely as she had sailed in.
  • Whatever her taste in television-play titles, or her aesthetics in general, a flicker came into her eyes—no more than a flicker, but a flicker—of connoisseurlike, if perverse, relish for her youngest, and only handsome, son’s style of bullying.

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

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