How to use Perversity in a sentence
It is impatience, a perversity of will, that is the cause of error.
But except for this single instance of oversight or perversity her defence was throughout a masterpiece of indomitable ingenuity, of delicate and steadfast courage, of womanly dignity and genius.
He still, however, had no lack of patrons - he never had - though his perversity made him quarrel with all in turn.
It should be observed that examples have been given of every kind of mighty work referred to in the reply of Jesus to the messengers of the Baptist; and that in the discourse which follows their departure the perversity and unbelief of the people generally are condemned, and the faith of the humble-minded is contrasted therewith.
And there is no more extraordinary thing in the history of opinion than the perversity with which Comte has succeeded in clothing a philosophic doctrine, so intrinsically conciliatory as his, in a shape that excites so little sympathy and gives so much provocation.Advertisement
This shows the perversity of the strict rules enshrined in the Children Act.
Jacob expresses the tension between human perversity and divine love.
Joly de Fleury and DOrmesson, Neckers successors, pushed their narrow spirit of reaction and the temerity of their inexperience to the furthest limit; but the reaction which reinforced the privileged classes was not sufficient to fill the coffers of the treasury, and Marie Antoinette, who seemed gifted with a fatal perversity of instinct, confided the finances of the kingdom to Calonne, an upper-class official and a veritable Cagliostro of finance.
It can be in the bleakest story but I don't buy total perversity, utter perversity without hope.
It also produces emotional perversity and sudden inexplicable changes in moods.Advertisement
But Rousseau's shyness or his perversity (as before, probably both) made him disobey the command.
We therefore do him the injustice of mistaking his infirmity for perversity.
But philosophical critics of his own and a later day are not hereby absolved from a certain perversity in interpreting these doctrines in a sense precisely opposite to that in which they were intended.
But by the time the Morton brothers find them they have been caught up in a world of sexual perversity and fantasy.
So is there an element of wilful perversity at work in Yo La Tengo?Advertisement