The scepticism which challenges the whole collection may be set aside as radically perverse and unreasonable.
Kyle found a perverse enjoyment from hurting other people.
The main object of the Austrian chancellor probably was to let Napoleon once more show to the world his perverse obstinacy.
His perverse thoughts were so disturbing so he decided to try seeing a therapist.
John made the decision to act in a perverse way to stand out from the rest of his group.
The boys' perverse behavior of running up the down escalator brought attention from the security guards.
Her obstinate behavior was considered perverse and unacceptable in the stern environment.
Amanda could not decide if he was being deliberately perverse or if he was actually being serious.
aspireudy in perverse musical abandon aspiring to achieve pure sound?
Destruction of seized contraband: an additional perverse incentive is the destruction of contraband tobacco products that have been seized by enforcement agencies.
The simple becomes cunning, The good becomes perverse.
He appears to find perverse sexual gratification out of encouraging Othello to strangle Desdemona, as if he was anticipating a snuff movie!
There are perverse benefits incentives -- paying more the longer people claim.
From psychedelic folk to space prog The Beta Band, made some of the most intriguing, yet wilfully perverse music of the Ã¢90s.
As Dr. Nicholas Hammond, lecturer in French at Cambridge University says: " Making languages not compulsory is utterly perverse.
That would seem to be a somewhat perverse justification.
Collins's process is one of almost perverse fixation.
I make a strong argument in my book for the rather perverse aspect to this.
As tho they were taking part in a sort of erotic but slightly perverse sexual ritual.
perverse not to put their favorite resorts on the itinerary.
perverse to say it, Bearden should be credited for directing attention to this odd situation.
perverse to do so.
perverse to suggest that dinosaurs were still evolving into birds when birds were already present.
perverse incentives in the current system will be removed.
perverse subsidies " .
perverse irony, the reverse is equally true.
perverse jury verdicts.
perverse pleasure from watching others running around trying to meet your demands.
perverse pride in being unaware of its immediate context at the time of release.
It may seem perverse to teach " wrong " ideas.
Vi for Squeak - it sounds perverse, but I've had a lot more fun with Squeak since I installed this.
There is no answer, except that we feel perverse, using the word with no comprehension of the principle.
In others it encourages a truculent provincialism which takes a perverse pride in stressing the peculiarity and complexities of our conflict.
subsidyhancellor should act now to cut or redirect these perverse subsidies " .
There should be a right for the prosecution and defense to appeal against perverse jury verdicts.
his arrogance and obstinacy, his perverse insistence upon the theoretical and disregard of the actual, made strife inevitableHe provoked disputes with the Italian states over ecclesiastical rights.
This criticism is based on a perverse misreading of the historian's observations on the age of Trajan, Hadrian and the Antonines.
To ascertain the truth, he had also put to the torture two maid-servants described as deaconesses, but had discovered nothing beyond a perverse and extravagant superstition.
Daub had become so hopelessly addicted to this perverse principle that he deduced not only Jesus as the embodiment of the philosophical idea of the union of God and man, but also Judas Iscariot as the embodiment of the idea of a rival god, or Satan."
69-180), in 1678, was a new set of dialogues on physical questions, most of which he had treated in a similar fashion before; but now, in dealing with gravitation, he was able to fire a parting shot at Wallis; and one more demonstration of the equality of a straight line to the arc of a circle, thrown in at the end, appropriately closed the strangest warfare in which perverse thinker ever engaged.4 We must now turn back to trace the fortunes of Hobbes and his other doings in the last twenty years of his life.
Up to the time of his nomination for the presidency, the biographer of Jackson finds nothing to record but military exploits in which he displayed perseverance, energy and skill of a very high order, and a succession of personal acts in which he showed himself ignorant, violent, perverse, quarrelsome and astonishingly indiscreet.
2, p. 1183 (the enunciation of a singularly perverse theory); "Verification of the Itinerary of Hwan Thsang, &c.," by Captain Alex.
Perverse discourses and oppressive deeds were waxen rife.
Her letters reveal a spirit full of ardour and enthusiasm, and warped by that perverse bent which leads so many women to prefer a tyrant to a companion.
Dozy, Israeliten to Mekka, p. 125, who draws very perverse inferences).
That he was the greatest tragic and dramatic poet born since the age of Shakespeare, the appearance of Hernani in 1830 made evident for ever to all but the meanest and most perverse of dunces and malignants.
Only the most perverse of people could have stayed with it through all its slavish adherence to Moscow.
Other than the perverse stubborn streak, the voice.
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