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perturb
used in Middlemarch

11 uses
  • Mr. Brooke was evidently in a state of nervous perturbation.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (84% in)
  • Not at all: a telescope might have swept the parishes of Tipton and Freshitt, the whole area visited by Mrs. Cadwallader in her phaeton, without witnessing any interview that could excite suspicion, or any scene from which she did not return with the same unperturbed keenness of eye and the same high natural color.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (46% in)
  • He took a wife, as we have seen, to adorn the remaining quadrant of his course, and be a little moon that would cause hardly a calculable perturbation.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (77% in)
  • They perturb and dull conceptions instead of raising them.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (67% in)
  • But in truth his views were perturbed.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (14% in)
  • ...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.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (34% in)
  • But Rosamond was expecting to have a baby, and Lydgate wished to save her from any perturbation.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (37% in)
  • 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.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (70% in)
  • 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.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (75% in)
  • "Selina" received her with a pathetic affectionateness and a disposition to give edifying answers on the commonest topics, which could hardly have reference to an ordinary quarrel of which the most important consequence was a perturbation of Mr. Bulstrode's health.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (16% in)
  • In this brief interval of calm, Lydgate, remembering that he had often been stormy in his hours of perturbation, and mindful of the pain Rosamond had had to bear, was carefully gentle towards her; but he, too, had lost some of his old spirit, and he still felt it necessary to refer to an economical change in their way of living as a matter of course, trying to reconcile her to it gradually, and repressing his anger when she answered by wishing that he would go to live in London.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (20% in)

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