PERVERSE in a Sentence

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perverse
 a.  stubbornly wrongheaded; directed away from what is right or good
Classic Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
1  He had almost seemed like a human being and not the perverse wretch she knew so well.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
2  Like monkeys or small children turned loose among treasured objects whose value is beyond their comprehension, they ran wild--either from perverse pleasure in destruction or simply because of their ignorance.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
3  It was odd that he of all people should appear in this light, for he was as unstable as quicksilver and as perverse as a demon fresh from the pit.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
4  How perverse of him to evade the issue so neatly, as if not caring whether children came had anything to do with their actual arrival.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LI
5  Rhett was just being perverse in the matter, making her appear a poor mother, just to pay her back for banishing him from her room.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
6  He was polite and disinterested and she missed his interest, perverse though it had been, missed the old days of bickering and retort.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVIII
7  Jo was not in a good humor, and the perverse fit returned, but Amy, who had virtuously done her duty, kept her temper and pleased everybody, was in a most angelic frame of mind.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
8  Mr. Wickham's society was of material service in dispelling the gloom which the late perverse occurrences had thrown on many of the Longbourn family.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 24
9  A propensity to be saucy was one; and a perverse will, that indulged children invariably acquire, whether they be good tempered or cross.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
10  Yet I am of opinion, this defect arises chiefly from a perverse, restive disposition; for they are cunning, malicious, treacherous, and revengeful.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VIII.
11  Never did a perverse nature declare itself more prematurely, and yet it was not owing to any fault in his bringing up.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
12  Certainly, I might have lived happily amongst those good people, who adored me, but my perverse disposition prevailed over the virtues which my adopted mother endeavored to instil into my heart.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 110. The Indictment.
13  Pearl looked as beautiful as the day, but was in one of those moods of perverse merriment which, whenever they occurred, seemed to remove her entirely out of the sphere of sympathy or human contact.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
14  And yet, I was perverse enough to feel a chill and disappointment in receiving no welcome, and rattling, alone and silent, through the misty streets.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. RETURN
15  And now she was untouched she took an almost perverse satisfaction in it.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 12
Example Sentence:
1  Jack was being perverse and refusing to agree with anything we said.
2  It's perverse of him to buy hot dogs when we want ice - cream.
3  This kind of reasoning is deeply perverse.
4  When Jack was in a perverse mood, he would do the opposite of whatever Jill asked him.
5  The author of the book seems to be obsessed with sexual perversity and death.
6  Her account was a perversion of the truth.
7  The novels of the Marquis de Sade deal with sexual perversion.
8  What we once called a perversion, we now call it an alternative lifestyle.
9  I don't feel sexy most of the time, and although my libido is running perversely high, I'm not really doing anything about it.