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perturb
as in:  she was perturbed


She is not perturbed by attacks from a hostile press.
  to disturb in mind or make uneasy
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  • She is not perturbed by attacks from a hostile press.
  • Rest, rest, perturbed spirit!
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet
  • She was perturbed by the criticism, but resolved to continue.
  • Customers became perturbed by the high maintenance expenses.

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  • I walked up and down my room hastily and perturbed, while my imagination conjured up a thousand images to torment and sting me.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Fundamental Islamicists threaten to perturb the social order in Algeria and Egypt
  • Estevan didn’t seem perturbed, and I realized he must hear this kind of thing every day of his life.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Here the lawyer interrupted me, looking greatly perturbed.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • Hagrid didn’t seem perturbed by Ron’s slug problem, which Harry hastily explained as he lowered Ron into a chair.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • ...but most of the company backed away, even more perturbed than before.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring

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  • Her husband and his family were already becoming highly critical of such a woman and were not unduly perturbed when they found she had fled to join the Christians.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • ...Margot asked, somewhat perturbed.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Then Rachel came through again, very perturbed. "She won’t see me."
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • When Don Quixote heard this his amazement was redoubled and his perturbation grew greater than ever,
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Rest, rest, perturbed spirit!
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • His expression was perturbed and preoccupied.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • But Mr. Hooper appeared not to notice the perturbation of his people.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister’s Black Veil
  • ...senses her feelings, dimly, with perturbation.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • "I am afraid of emotions," Mack admitted, a bit perturbed that she seemed to make light of it.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • But he had received a strong emotional shock, and his perturbation required a violent and immediate outlet.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • Magic Eye again is taking over the interview. The general raises a perturbed eyebrow After all this is his breezy office, his top floor, his pretty prisoner.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Patel did not seem perturbed.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • I was glad for Zach (although at the same time slightly perturbed that Beanie was bearing her troubles alone).
    Melody Carlson  --  Becoming Me
  • And it perturbs you not?
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • The lieutenant is a respectable fellow, but his is a simple temperament, not prone to spiritual dangers—the sort that never perturbs a teacher.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • It may be said that it is the vehemence of their desires which makes the Americans so methodical; it perturbs their minds, but it disciplines their lives.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • VOLP: Alas, my mind is perturb’d.
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • …the day and look’d forth, In the close of the day with its light and the fields of spring, and the farmers preparing their crops, In the large unconscious scenery of my land with its lakes and forests, In the heavenly aerial beauty, (after the perturb’d winds and the storms,) Under the arching heavens of the afternoon swift passing, and the voices of children and women, The many-moving sea-tides, and I saw the ships how they sail’d, And the summer approaching with richness, and the…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill
  • When they had been announced a perturbation was noticeable among the servants.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • "It sure beats poker," Daylight whispered gleefully to himself, as he noted the perturbation he was causing.
    London, Jack  --  Burning Daylight
  • While these newly-born notions were passing in their heads, the perturbation of Elizabeth’s feelings was at every moment increasing.
    Austen, Jane  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Matthew was smoking—a sure sign of perturbation of mind.
    Montgomery, Lucy Maud  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • When Edgar began to question him on the subject regarding which he had sent for him, old Simon exhibited much perturbation.
    Stoker, Bram  --  The Lair of the White Worm
  • Nevertheless, even in my present state of perturbation, I protest that I feel happy.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Twenty Years After
  • They perturb and dull conceptions instead of raising them.
    Eliot, George  --  Middlemarch
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