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perverse
used in Of Human Bondage

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Definition
not what is expected, or considered proper

or: having the opposite effect of what is desired
  • He would talk of the garden and the roses, and the little French governess, like an exotic flower amongst them, scented and perverse: he would say she was French, because, well, she had lived in France so long that she almost was, and besides it would be shabby to give the whole thing away too exactly, don't you know; and he would tell Hayward how he had seen her first in her pretty muslin dress and of the flower she had given him.
    35-36 — Chapters 35-36 (15% in)

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