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used in Sense and Sensibility

2 uses
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not what is expected, or considered proper

or: having the opposite effect of what is desired
  • Are those who have been disappointed in their first choice, whether from the inconstancy of its object, or the perverseness of circumstances, to be equally indifferent during the rest of their lives?
    Chapter 11 (83% in)
  • But this, from the momentary perverseness of impatient suffering, she at first refused to do.
    Chapter 30 (67% in)

There are no more uses of "perverse" in Sense and Sensibility.

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