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  • Patel did not seem perturbed.   (source)
    perturbed = disturbed or made uneasy
  • "I am afraid of emotions," Mack admitted, a bit perturbed that she seemed to make light of it.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    perturbed = disturbed (done in such a manner as to show that he is disturbed)
  • Estevan didn't seem perturbed, and I realized he must hear this kind of thing every day of his life.   (source)
    perturbed = disturbed
  • ...but most of the company backed away, even more perturbed than before.   (source)
    perturbed = disturbed or made uneasy
  • Then Rachel came through again, very perturbed. "She won't see me."   (source)
  • I was glad for Zach (although at the same time slightly perturbed that Beanie was bearing her troubles alone).   (source)
    perturbed = disturbed
  • Ampleforth marched clumsily out between the guards, his face vaguely perturbed, but uncomprehending.   (source)
  • Tom was evidently perturbed at Daisy's running around alone, for on the following Saturday night he came with her to Gatsby's party.   (source)
  • ...senses her feelings, dimly, with perturbation.   (source)
    perturbation = uneasiness
  • Here the lawyer interrupted me, looking greatly perturbed.   (source)
    perturbed = disturbed
  • Before I left him I remembered what Jonathan put in his diary of the Professor's perturbation at reading something in an evening paper at the station at Exeter, so, seeing that Dr. Seward keeps his newspapers, I borrowed the files of 'The Westminster Gazette' and 'The Pall Mall Gazette' and took them to my room.   (source)
    perturbation = uneasiness
  • I walked up and down my room hastily and perturbed, while my imagination conjured up a thousand images to torment and sting me.   (source)
    perturbed = disturbed or uneasy
  • But Mr. Hooper appeared not to notice the perturbation of his people.   (source)
    perturbation = anxiety (uneasiness)
  • Hardly seemed perturbed at all, considering he'd just seen all his mates go to their reward.†   (source)
  • You seem very perturbed.†   (source)
  • "Goodbye," Eragon forced out, perturbed, and hurried down the road.†   (source)
  • As the light began to fade, the architects lit the library's gas jets, which hissed like mildly perturbed cats.†   (source)
  • It soon became clear, however, that these local people were perturbed by my presence, feeling something of a need to show hospitality.†   (source)
  • My father seemed a little perturbed.†   (source)
  • Simon was alarmed. face hadn't seemed perturbed, but knowing him, Simon had no doubt he could kill several people in a single morning and go out for waffles afterward.†   (source)
  • They lay on their backs for a long time, he more and more perturbed as his intoxication left him, and she peaceful, almost without will, but praying to God that she would not laugh like a fool, as she always did when she overindulged in anisette.†   (source)
  • It made him feel better, though he felt perturbed, too, worried that this kiss was wrong.†   (source)
  • So when the Count appeared with the Machine, Westley was not particularly perturbed.†   (source)
  • However, one detail perturbed him: suppose autopsies revealed the presence of arsenic?†   (source)
  • When he first arrived, he was perturbed by having to preach in thecorridor, which he found inimical to the contemplation of God.†   (source)
  • Luma paced silently on her side of the field and occasionally glanced over at the opposite sideline with a perturbed look on her face.†   (source)
  • Of course she could not baldly question him in such a matter; and the simple explanation of a little note of thanks with a returned book, or the leaf which reported impressions from its reading tucked in between the pages occurred to her perturbed mind.†   (source)
  • "It's not," replied Janice, shaking her head and a little perturbed as she watched Adam strut up to his dad to receive his diploma.†   (source)
  • And that included bad manicures, botched haircuts, and even one woman who was near perturbed about a seaweed body wrap that turned her the color of key lime pie.†   (source)
  • He was perturbed.†   (source)
  • The door flung open, revealing a rather perturbed-l ooking Principal Snelgrove.†   (source)
  • He's striding across the lawn toward us, a perturbed look on his face.†   (source)
  • He seemed a little perturbed by my presence here in town.†   (source)
  • I could see that, but Renny Banerjee is a fellow who never appears too perturbed.†   (source)
  • She didn't seem all that perturbed.†   (source)
  • I tell myself that firmly as I come the rest of the way down the stairs… …and find that Mrs. de Villiers has sunk onto one of the velvet couches in the foyer and is looking perturbed.†   (source)
  • "You seemed pleased at this parting," Wulfgar answered, a bit perturbed though the sparkle in his eyes at the sight of the girl belied his anger.†   (source)
  • I was greatly perturbed.†   (source)
  • I was perturbed because Tayo's condition didn't promise much comedy.†   (source)
  • "You can put it that way," said Karellen-and now his voice held a clear yet inexplicable note of sadness that left Stormgren strangely perturbed.†   (source)
  • Peter was by no means perturbed.†   (source)
  • He was about fifteen years old and looked faintly perturbed about being pulled out of class for a project so ephemeral and disorganized.†   (source)
  • My spirit is perturbed.†   (source)
  • But he had received a strong emotional shock, and his perturbation required a violent and immediate outlet.   (source)
  • She had changed her position; and, with her eyes fixed intently on one of the windows, was listening to her uncle in the utmost perturbation and dismay.   (source)
  • The cousin who was travelling towards them could hardly have less than visited their agitated spirits—one all happiness, the other all varying and indescribable perturbation.   (source)
    perturbation = disturbance of mind
  • "Goodbye," Eragon forced out, perturbed, and hurried down the road.†   (source)
  • Reeve, to his credit, did not look perturbed, though clearly he wasn't pleased.†   (source)
  • Kind of testy, aren't you?" the driver observed, not particularly perturbed.†   (source)
  • It has made me uneasy,acknowledged Saphira, which surprised him because she rarely seemed perturbed.†   (source)
  • Turtle was the only one of us who didn't seem perturbed by the landscape.†   (source)
  • I was abruptly perturbed — and considerably puzzled, too.†   (source)
  • A look of anguish perturbed Garven's otherwise distant gaze.†   (source)
  • He appreciated that, and did not seem greatly perturbed.†   (source)
  • But the bush boy seemed in no way perturbed; his appraisal went methodically on.†   (source)
  • Bagman looked slightly perturbed.†   (source)
  • She seemed neither perturbed by Umbridge's sudden attack, nor relieved by her release; she was still clutching her robe up to her oddly blank eyes and staring straight ahead of her.†   (source)
  • Mortified, I began to stammer—swearing was seriously against the rules at the Barbours' house—but Mr. Barbour didn't seem greatly perturbed.†   (source)
  • Luna did not seem perturbed by Ron's rudeness; on the contrary, she simply watched him for a while as though he were a mildly interesting television programme.†   (source)
  • You seem perturbed, Glaedr added.†   (source)
  • Here was a band of wolves surrounded by numbers of deer; but although each species was obviously fully aware of the presence of the other, neither seemed perturbed, or even greatly interested.†   (source)
  • I was uneasy at those times, quite thoroughly concerned, but never gravely ill-feeling, never infected to the marrow as I assumed a real father would or should be, lying there in bed inconsolably perturbed, unable to think, to read, even to drink calmly from a glass.†   (source)
  • "Why, Pap," she said kindly, looking across at the old man's perturbed, sweating face, "you surely ain't like these foolish folks round here in Cottonville that think the hospital was started up to get dead bodies for the student doctors to cut to pieces.†   (source)
  • And although he was just the least bit perturbed, since he had never actually killed a woman before with his bare hands, there was a first time for everything.†   (source)
  • To tell the truth, he was rather perturbed; did the doctor think it meant anything serious?†   (source)
  • No. (Other four exchange bewildered and perturbed glances.†   (source)
  • The physician was evidently more perturbed than he cared to admit.†   (source)
  • Helen came back into the house with an angry perturbed face.†   (source)
  • Yet even Mallinson, after the strain of all the arguing, was experiencing a reaction; he was still perturbed, but more willing to look at the brighter side of things.†   (source)
  • And it perturbs you not?†   (source)
  • It was not perturbed by the thinker, nor tortured by the Steppenwolf, nor dwarfed by the poet, the visionary or the moralist.†   (source)
  • Mammy was greatly perturbed that Ellen's daughter should display such traits and frequently adjured her to "ack lak a lil lady.†   (source)
  • Yet they were still not sensational enough to prevent our townsfolk, perturbed though they were, from persisting in the idea that what was happening was a sort of accident, disagreeable enough, but certainly of a temporary order.†   (source)
  • Winded, stertorous, perturbed, he reached the top and brightest landing, and with heaving paunch, eyed the Mizzuzahs, some still bright, some painted over, above the several doors.†   (source)
  • And the more Venters dwelt on this possibility the more perturbed he grew.†   (source)
  • He seemed greatly perturbed, unable to reply to me.†   (source)
  • The letter perturbed, because she was not sure what it meant.†   (source)
  • The young women present stared in astonishment, if they were not equally perturbed.†   (source)
  • He achieved a wry smile while his gray-blue eyes were by now perturbed by puzzled inquiry.†   (source)
  • Pavlicheff's son!" cried the prince, much perturbed.†   (source)
  • Polly began to grow a little strange in her manner and the young man was evidently perturbed.†   (source)
  • The singers were not perturbed by this rival, they lived beyond competition.†   (source)
  • She felt considerably perturbed, especially at Kells's sharp inquiry for Jim Cleve.†   (source)
  • He sat down to consider, listening to the silence of the forest and perturbed by it.†   (source)
  • Raoul went home, greatly perturbed at all that he had heard.†   (source)
  • It perturbed Stewart, for he searched for softer ground.†   (source)
  • Though she betrayed it by no outward sign, I felt, somehow, that she was greatly perturbed.†   (source)
  • One night, the instant their hands met Joan knew that Jim was greatly excited or perturbed.†   (source)
  • The prince's condition during those days was strange and perturbed.†   (source)
  • He pointed to a chair opposite him, at a small table, and I sat down, feeling greatly perturbed.†   (source)
  • "This is the chief thing: be not perturbed," said the Pagan moralist.†   (source)
  • Now that he was in the midst of a talk they became more than ever anxious and perturbed.†   (source)
  • What has it to do with me?" inquired Madeline, somewhat perturbed.†   (source)
  • She now sank down into a chair, wild and perturbed by all these new and fevering sequences.†   (source)
  • The faces of those who were not conferring together were pale and perturbed.†   (source)
  • Mihailov was greatly perturbed, but he could say nothing in defense of his own idea.†   (source)
  • Alyosha was much perturbed when he heard of the proposed visit.†   (source)
  • His own mind is in a very perturbed state, and it is best he should not see you till you are calmer.†   (source)
  • He was greatly perturbed, and now I shall have to upset him more than ever….†   (source)
  • CHAPTER V Lebeziatnikov looked perturbed.†   (source)
  • His seat faced toward the door, and she guessed that he had been perturbed by the approach of an acquaintance; a fact confirmed by the turning of heads and general sense of commotion which her own entrance into a railway-carriage was apt to produce.†   (source)
  • It was indeed our visitor of the afternoon who came bustling in, dangling his glasses more vigorously than ever, and with a very perturbed expression upon his aristocratic features.†   (source)
  • He was much perturbed.†   (source)
  • His soul was fattening and congealing into a gross grease, plunging ever deeper in its dull fear into a sombre threatening dusk while the body that was his stood, listless and dishonoured, gazing out of darkened eyes, helpless, perturbed, and human for a bovine god to stare upon.†   (source)
  • A passionate gratitude to the Mormon overcame Shefford; and the unreasonableness of it, the nature of it, perturbed him greatly.†   (source)
  • Riggs looked perturbed.†   (source)
  • Stillwell appeared greatly perturbed.†   (source)
  • But he was perturbed.†   (source)
  • The lieutenant is a respectable fellow, but his is a simple temperament, not prone to spiritual dangers—the sort that never perturbs a teacher.†   (source)
  • Gently, on tip-toe, she crossed the landing and, like Blue Beard's wife, trembling half with excitement and wonder, she paused a moment on the threshold, strangely perturbed and irresolute.†   (source)
  • Mr. Welland's brow remained clouded, and it was evident that his perturbed imagination had fastened at once on this last remark.†   (source)
  • After a few moments, that were to him, in his perturbed state, like endless hours of pain, he felt a hand laid on his shoulder.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He was perturbed and undecided.†   (source)
  • Then the arrival of a Piute with news that excited Withers and greatly perturbed Lake convinced Shefford that something was wrong.†   (source)
  • They were sitting on the bank of a stream, where the lip of turf hung over a hollow bank of yellow earth, and he was hacking away with a stick, as he did when he was perturbed and cruel.†   (source)
  • Nor did he like it when the man-animals arose and went on with their march; for a tiny man-animal took the other end of the stick and led Kiche captive behind him, and behind Kiche followed White Fang, greatly perturbed and worried by this new adventure he had entered upon.†   (source)
  • The firemen had been much perturbed at the strange arrangements which they had found within, and still more so by discovering a newly severed human thumb upon a window-sill of the second floor.†   (source)
  • Paul was perturbed.†   (source)
  • "I—I confess I hardly do understand," she hesitated, a perturbed but not frightened expression in her eyes.†   (source)
  • Madeline did not combat it, because she saw it tended to a less perturbed condition of mind among her guests.†   (source)
  • The fever which consumed her rendered her nights uneasy; and in her perturbed state of half-slumber, she spoke of sounds, and of motions, in and about the chamber of the turret, which I concluded had no origin save in the distemper of her fancy, or perhaps in the phantasmagoric influences of the chamber itself.†   (source)
  • "I'm very sorry to hear of this, Miss March," he said, in the kind, quiet tone which sounded very pleasantly to her perturbed spirit.†   (source)
  • Often, of an evening, when he sat at the window, his desk and papers before him, he would cease reading or writing, rest his chin on his hand, and deliver himself up to I know not what course of thought; but that it was perturbed and exciting might be seen in the frequent flash and changeful dilation of his eye.†   (source)
  • He mused a little, and seemed somewhat perturbed; but presently his face cleared, and he said: "After all, you must admit that the pipe is a very pretty thing, with the little people under the trees all cut so clean and sweet;—too elaborate for a pipe, perhaps, but—well, it is very pretty."†   (source)
  • But in truth his views were perturbed.†   (source)
  • His spirit was perturbed to aching.†   (source)
  • In this perturbed state of mind, with thoughts that could rest on nothing, she walked on; but it would not do; in half a minute the letter was unfolded again, and collecting herself as well as she could, she again began the mortifying perusal of all that related to Wickham, and commanded herself so far as to examine the meaning of every sentence.†   (source)
  • Not that I had taken note of any particular objects in my perturbed state of mind, but judging from the general character of the streets.†   (source)
  • M. and Madame de Villefort bowed and left the room, giving orders that Valentine should be summoned to her grandfather's presence, and feeling sure that she would have much to do to restore calmness to the perturbed spirit of the invalid.†   (source)
  • His memories of the olden time and of the immediate present floated there pell-mell and mingled confusedly, losing their proper forms, becoming disproportionately large, then suddenly disappearing, as in a muddy and perturbed pool.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I thought all was going well, when a perturbed looking stranger visited me, inquiring whether I was the person who had recently occupied rooms at No.—Wall-street.†   (source)
  • Still, that misdemeanour must be committed; and poor Silas, after peering all round the hedgerows, traversed the grass, beginning with perturbed vision to see Eppie behind every group of red sorrel, and to see her moving always farther off as he approached.†   (source)
  • Dobbin begged Chopper to report progress to him at the hotel where he was stopping, and walked off moodily westwards, greatly perturbed as to the past and the future.†   (source)
  • At six o'clock, Raffles, having had only fitful perturbed snatches of sleep, from which he waked with fresh restlessness and perpetual cries that he was sinking away, Bulstrode began to administer the opium according to Lydgate's directions.†   (source)
  • ; and in fact showed those signs of disquietude, and practised those desperate attempts at amusement, which men are accustomed to employ when very anxious, and expectant, and perturbed in mind.†   (source)
  • In democratic ages enjoyments are more intense than in the ages of aristocracy, and especially the number of those who partake in them is larger: but, on the other hand, it must be admitted that man's hopes and his desires are oftener blasted, the soul is more stricken and perturbed, and care itself more keen.†   (source)
  • He was somewhat perturbed, and his manner of informing Thomasin that he was going on a journey was in itself sufficient to rouse her suspicions.†   (source)
  • More than that, he saw from her tone that she was not even perturbed at that, but as it were said straight out to him: "Yes, it's shut up, and so it must be, and will be in future."†   (source)
  • The question that had perturbed Pierre on the Mozhaysk hill and all that day now seemed to him quite clear and completely solved.†   (source)
  • Talking wearied her, faces troubled her, pain claimed her for its own, and her tranquil spirit was sorrowfully perturbed by the ills that vexed her feeble flesh.†   (source)
  • Bathsheba's perturbed meditations by the roadside had ultimately evolved a conclusion that there were only two remedies for the present desperate state of affairs.†   (source)
  • Alexey Alexandrovitch was, however, so perturbed that he did not immediately comprehend all the good sense of adultery by mutual consent, and his eyes expressed this uncertainty; but the lawyer promptly came to his assistance.†   (source)
  • …evening in March, Rosamond in her cherry-colored dress with swansdown trimming about the throat sat at the tea-table; Lydgate, lately come in tired from his outdoor work, was seated sideways on an easy-chair by the fire with one leg over the elbow, his brow looking a little troubled as his eyes rambled over the columns of the "Pioneer," while Rosamond, having noticed that he was perturbed, avoided looking at him, and inwardly thanked heaven that she herself had not a moody disposition.†   (source)
  • The frank honest face, to tell the truth, at this moment bore any expression but one of openness and honesty: it was, on the contrary, much perturbed and puzzled in look.†   (source)
  • The count was more perturbed than ever by the condition of his affairs, which called for some decisive action.†   (source)
  • The little girls hailed Amy and her treasures with delight, which cordial reception somewhat soothed her perturbed spirit, and she fell to work, determined to succeed florally, if she could not artistically.†   (source)
  • She, seeing herself surrounded by such brilliant and polite young men, beamed with satisfaction, try as she might to hide it, and perturbed as she evidently was each time her husband moved in his sleep behind her.†   (source)
  • This delicate-looking man, himself nervously perturbed, found the needed stimulus in his strenuous circumstances, and through that difficult night and morning, while he had the air of an animated corpse returned to movement without warmth, holding the mastery by its chill impassibility his mind was intensely at work thinking of what he had to guard against and what would win him security.†   (source)
  • After a while he re-entered it as if to snuff the candles, and, seeing the prince was lying on the sofa, looked at him, noticed his perturbed face, shook his head, and going up to him silently kissed him on the shoulder and left the room without snuffing the candles or saying why he had entered.†   (source)
  • And probably still more perturbed by the fact that he had uttered this obvious falsehood, and that Balashev still stood silently before him in the same attitude of submission to fate, Napoleon abruptly turned round, drew close to Balashev's face, and, gesticulating rapidly and energetically with his white hands, almost shouted: "Know that if you stir up Prussia against me, I'll wipe it off the map of Europe!" he declared, his face pale and distorted by anger, and he struck one of his…†   (source)
  • 'Greatly perturbed, Lord Zeus who masses cloud said: "Here is trouble.†   (source)
  • [Barbara turns away sadly and stands near her mother, listening perturbedly].†   (source)
  • Nor, as directed toward Billy Budd, did it partake of that streak of apprehensive jealousy that marred Saul's visage perturbedly brooding on the comely young David.†   (source)
  • "Well now, that is a shame," agreed Hannah, unperturbed.   (source)
    unperturbed = undisturbed
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unperturbed means not and reverses the meaning of perturbed. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • Unperturbed, the customer sprinkled some Reichsmark bills on the counter.   (source)
    unperturbed = not disturbed or made uneasy
  • ABIGAIL, unperturbed, continuing to the "bird": Oh, Mary, this is a black art to change your shape.   (source)
    unperturbed = undisturbed
  • His expression is unforgettable: not anger or rage. There is no fury in it. Only pleasure, unperturbed. Then a part of me understands, even as I begin to argue against it, that my humiliation was the cause of that pleasure. It was not an accident or side effect. It was the objective.   (source)
  • The pencil woman seemed unperturbed.   (source)
    unperturbed = not disturbed or made uneasy
  • His guardian was unperturbed.   (source)
  • Laura was unperturbed.   (source)
  • When Don Quixote heard this his amazement was redoubled and his perturbation grew greater than ever,   (source)
    perturbation = disturbance of mind
  • Rest, rest, perturbed spirit!   (source)
    perturbed = disturbed (unhappy)
  • One must also accept the happy events of life unperturbed, they thought.†   (source)
  • Only Emmett seemed unperturbed; the rest stared at Carlisle's face with anxious eyes.†   (source)
  • 'Yes, but I think we ought to vote on it properly,' said Hermione, unperturbed.†   (source)
  • Armansky sat there, stunned and angry, and she went on unperturbed.†   (source)
  • I toweled up the floor and stole a glance in Jenny's direction; she appeared unperturbed.†   (source)
  • At least, he was trying to project an image of a languishing, unperturbed kind of dwarf.†   (source)
  • Sarayu seemed unperturbed by his lack of understanding.†   (source)
  • Jenny snapped her fingers under his nose, unperturbed by the teasing.†   (source)
  • Brom continued, unperturbed, "You have a good husband; take care of him.†   (source)
  • Jamie went on with his story, unperturbed by the interruption.†   (source)
  • Unperturbed by the fury in her voice, Hunter glanced up.†   (source)
  • You needed my help,she continued, unperturbed.†   (source)
  • How the woman managed to look cool and unperturbed in her sweltering blues, Eve didn't want to know.†   (source)
  • " He's looking at Marlena, who is utterly unperturbed.†   (source)
  • Arnott mentioned nonplussed, meaning confused, but now used by some Americans to mean unperturbed.†   (source)
  • I looked over at Rafa but my brother seemed unperturbed.†   (source)
  • Elva continued eating, seemingly unperturbed by the commotion.†   (source)
  • She relaxed and made excuses for the delay and went on waiting, unperturbed.†   (source)
  • 'Good riddance to bad rubbish,' was Aarfy's unperturbed response.†   (source)
  • The Buffalo Heifer was unperturbed by his wigglings.†   (source)
  • Unperturbed, leaning easily against the wall, Hunter stared back at her.†   (source)
  • Unperturbed by the interruption, Lifaen continued: "As you say, Ilirea was one of our cities.†   (source)
  • "If you're planning to cuss I'll ask you to do it outside," the clerk said, unperturbed.†   (source)
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  • The planet, Neptune, was discovered after its existence was predicted by perturbations in Uranus' orbit.
    perturbations = secondary influences on a system that cause it to deviate slightly
  • If the perturbations are small, the procedure should work.
  • We will study the evolution of perturbations over time to find out if the configuration is stable.
  • Tiny perturbations can be endlessly amplified.   (source)
    perturbations = secondary influences
  • Then you looked for perturbations that might indicate other planets.   (source)
    perturbations = deviations caused by secondary influences
  • She had no gift for small perturbations, mean-spirited resentments, concealed envies, works of charity, faded endearments, ordinary friendly politeness, or day-to-day acts of kindness.†   (source)
  • Thou wilt die soon and thou are not yet simple nor free from perturbations, nor without suspicion of being hurt by external things, nor kindly disposed towards all; nor dost thou yet place wisdom only in acting justly.†   (source)
  • Under the influence of their mutually perturbing gravitational attraction, their movements are unpredictable—the three-body problem.   (source)
    perturbing = causing secondary influences
  • Then the lava cooled and turned into rings around the planets, but because of perturbations from the planets, the rings were unstable.   (source)
    perturbations = secondary influences
  • Adding the correction factor for perturbation from space-time curvature to the classical equations would yield the right mathematical model.   (source)
    perturbation = secondary influence
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  • Also, there were comings and goings, and the erstwhile placid atmosphere of the cabin was vexed with strange perturbations and unrest.†   (source)
  • The Major thought he recognized the piano, though, with the picture over it, as it used to be in former days, and his perturbations were renewed.†   (source)
  • Then shall all vain imaginations, evil perturbations, and superfluous cares fly away; then shall immoderate fear leave thee, and inordinate love shall die.†   (source)
  • He had that incongruity of common and elegant in which the habitually vulgar think they see the revelation of an eccentric existence, of the perturbations of sentiment, the tyrannies of art, and always a certain contempt for social conventions, that seduces or exasperates them.†   (source)
  • Europe has endured, in the course of the last half-century, many revolutions and counter-revolutions which have agitated it in opposite directions: but all these perturbations resemble each other in one respect—they have all shaken or destroyed the secondary powers of government.†   (source)
  • I see well enough that the nations of this age are turbulent, but I do not clearly perceive that they are liberal; and I fear lest, at the close of those perturbations which rock the base of thrones, the domination of sovereigns may prove more powerful than it ever was before.†   (source)
  • from study and perturbation of the brain   (source)
    perturbation = disturbance (of the mind)
  • A great perturbation in nature,—to receive at once the benefit of sleep, and do the effects of watching—   (source)
    perturbation = deviation (from the natural course of things)
  • What qualifying considerations allayed his perturbations?†   (source)
  • …softer skin if unexpectedly encountering female acquaintances in remote places at incustomary hours: quiet reflections upon the course of the day: a cleaner sensation when awaking after a fresher sleep since matutinal noises, premonitions and perturbations, a clattered milkcan, a postman's double knock, a paper read, reread while lathering, relathering the same spot, a shock, a shoot, with thought of aught he sought though fraught with nought might cause a faster rate of shaving and a…†   (source)
  • All space, all time, (The stars, the terrible perturbations of the suns, Swelling, collapsing, ending, serving their longer, shorter use,) Fill'd with eidolons only.†   (source)
  • …inside the skull-frame, Sympathies, heart-valves, palate-valves, sexuality, maternity, Womanhood, and all that is a woman, and the man that comes from woman, The womb, the teats, nipples, breast-milk, tears, laughter, weeping, love-looks, love-perturbations and risings, The voice, articulation, language, whispering, shouting aloud, Food, drink, pulse, digestion, sweat, sleep, walking, swimming, Poise on the hips, leaping, reclining, embracing, arm-curving and tightening, The continual…†   (source)
  • …the New World, adjusting it to Time and Space, You hidden national will lying in your abysms, conceal'd but ever alert, You past and present purposes tenaciously pursued, may-be unconscious of yourselves, Unswerv'd by all the passing errors, perturbations of the surface; You vital, universal, deathless germs, beneath all creeds, arts, statutes, literatures, Here build your homes for good, establish here, these areas entire, lands of the Western shore, We pledge, we dedicate to you.†   (source)
  • Thou canst not with thy dumbness me deceive, I know before the fitting man all Nature yields, Though answering not in words, the skies, trees, hear his voice—and thou O sun, As for thy throes, thy perturbations, sudden breaks and shafts of flame gigantic, I understand them, I know those flames, those perturbations well.†   (source)
  • ] Richard, thy wife, that wretched Anne thy wife, That never slept a quiet hour with thee, Now fills thy sleep with perturbations: To-morrow in the battle think on me, And fall thy edgeless sword: despair and die!†   (source)
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