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perturb
used in The Mill on the Floss

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perturbation of the orbit
Definition
physics or astronomy:  a secondary influence on a system that causes it to deviate slightly
  • Then shall all vain imaginations, evil perturbations, and superfluous cares fly away; then shall immoderate fear leave thee, and inordinate love shall die.
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- A Voice from the Past (67% in)

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  • 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.
    5.5 -- Book 5 Chapter 5 -- The Cloven Tree (95% in)

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