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I saw in this that I, too, was tormented by a perversion of ingenuity, even while the prize was reserved for me.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
The evil lies yet deeper: in her total ignorance, unsuspiciousness of there being such feelings; in a perversion of mind which made it natural to her to treat the subject as she did.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
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.
Whatever contradictions and inconsistencies there were within me, as there are within so many of us; whatever might have been so different, and so much better; whatever I had done, in which I had perversely wandered away from the voice of my own heart; I knew nothing of.
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
But under her angry sense of the perverseness of things, and the light surface of her talk with Rosedale, a third idea persisted: she did not mean to leave without an attempt to discover the truth about Percy Gryce.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
This girl had always been the favourite of her father, but through a strange perversity, her mother could not endure her, and after the death of M.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley 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