Of these the first and second were extremely condensed, while the last is, as I shall now show, an absolute perversion
of the facts.
Besides," he said, pursuing his argument in his tone of light- hearted conviction, "if I don't go anywhere for pain--which would be a perversion
of the intention of my being, and a monstrous thing to do--why should I go anywhere to be the cause of pain?
They could not understand the origin of the outburst; it could not be simply the news of Pavlicheff's perversion
Bulstrode's course up to that time had, he thought, been sanctioned by remarkable providences, appearing to point the way for him to be the agent in making the best use of a large property and withdrawing it from perversion
Hesiod's father (whose name, by a perversion
of "Works and Days",
Having made this concession to circumstances, he was, at the same time, quite cunning enough to see that it was of vital importance to the purpose which he had in view, to confine himself strictly to this one perversion
of the truth.
Huntingdon,' he continued, 'but I cannot suppress my indignation when I behold such infatuated blindness and perversion
of taste; - but, perhaps, you are not aware - ' He paused.
I hope, therefore, no man will, by the grossest misunderstanding or perversion
of my meaning, misrepresent me, as endeavouring to cast any ridicule on the greatest perfections of human nature; and which do, indeed, alone purify and ennoble the heart of man, and raise him above the brute creation.
Sedley was well, and to shake hands with an old friend; and, he added, with a desperate perversion
of truth, "My mother is very well--that is, she's been very unwell, and is only waiting for the first fine day to go out and call upon Mrs.
The clerk made out a formal summons, and the charge was preferred against me, with the customary exaggeration and the customary perversion
of the truth on such occasions.
My line of inquiry would appear to him an awful perversion
Strange as it may seem too, there is undoubtedly a degree of protection in the wig and gown - a dismissal of individual responsibility in dressing for the part - which encourages that insolent bearing and language, and that gross perversion
of the office of a pleader for The Truth, so frequent in our courts of law.