perversely, however, the idea has grown up that we must address the fiscal problem first.
perversely, some businesses need to worry about the opposite problem, too.
perversely, the whole sad tale, and the publication of Zen Predator itself, might be good for American Buddhism.
perversely, they persisted in huddling in close, tight clusters, as though drawn together by a gravitation of common discomfort.
perversely, he and Alice did not take to each other in the way Mrs. Yorke had hoped.
perversely reluctant, the better nature that was in Mrs. Presty rose to the surface, forced to show itself.
perversely, he hated it for healing, and he poked it viciously to feel it throb.
perversely, ever since the advent of his keen young disciple, he himself had been less keen.
perversely he frowned, as if the thing increased his pain, annoyed him beyond words.
perversely enough, whilst Ora's husband was a commonplace though intelligent attorney, Ora was married to a Montana mine-owner.
mid-14c., "wicked," from Old French pervers "unnatural, degenerate; perverse, contrary" (12c.) and directly from Latin perversus "turned away, contrary, askew," figuratively, "turned away from what is right, wrong, malicious, spiteful," past participle of pervertere "to corrupt" (see pervert (v.)). The Latin word is glossed in Old English by forcerred, from past participle of forcyrran "to avoid," from cierran "to turn, return." Meaning "wrong, not in accord with what is accepted" is from 1560s; sense of "obstinate, stubborn" is from 1570s. It keeps the non-sexual senses of pervert (v.) and allows the psychological ones to go with perverted. Related: Perversely; perverseness.