PERVERSE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of perverse
Definition:
a. stubbornly wrongheaded; directed away from what is right or good
Example:
When Jack was in a perverse mood, he would do the opposite of whatever Jill asked him.
Sentence in Classic:
Her eyes, which were grey with a shade of green through them, had a habit of glancing upwards when she spoke with anyone, which made her look like a little perverse madonna.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
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 Context
He experienced no other crosses on the way, than those which originated in the perverse behaviour of the two paupers, who persisted in shivering, and complaining of the cold, in a manner which, Mr.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
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 Context
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 Context
It was sheer relaxation on his part, letting go all his manhood, and sinking back to a childish position that was really perverse.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
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 Context
But you have now shewn me that you can be wilful and perverse; that you can and will decide for yourself, without any consideration or deference for those who have surely some right to guide you, without even asking their advice.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
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 Context
It was a look so intelligent, yet inexplicable, perverse, sometimes so malicious, but generally accompanied by a wild flow of spirits, that Hester could not help questioning at such moments whether Pearl was a human child.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context
He turned, as he spoke, a peculiar look in her direction: a look of hatred; unless he has a most perverse set of facial muscles that will not, like those of other people, interpret the language of his soul.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context