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perpetrator
used in The Magic Mountain

2 uses
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Definition
someone who has does something wrong — usually something illegal
  • Indeed, the child's simple belief that stars were holes in the tent of heaven through which eternal brightness shone was many thousand times clearer to his heart than all the empty, absurd, and presumptuous babble about the "cosmos" perpetrated by monistic science.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (43% in)
  • ...behind Naphta's back in tones of pathos-laden admonition about the Jesuit, as if he were somehow diabolic, Naphta made unperturbed fun of the other man and the sphere he came from, suggesting that the whole thing was terribly old-fashioned and backward, an attempt at bourgeois enlightenment perpetrated by yesterday's freethinkers, when in fact it was nothing more than a wretched intellectual mirage, which its self-deluded adherents ludicrously believed was full of revolutionary life.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (22% in)

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