Definitions

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  • adv. In a manner that perturbs.

Etymologies

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perturbing +‎ -ly

Examples

  • There is, for instance, something perturbingly gelid about the satisfaction with which he describes the jacket he wore to visit his wife on her deathbed ( "punk Harris tweed with a Rhodesian flag on the back and an Umbro label on the front", since you ask).

    Blow by Blow: The Story of Isabella Blow by Detmar Blow

  • Paul fixed Aaron with a perturbingly intense stare.

    The Dreaming Void

  • They are perturbingly durable, marbelized in the strain.

    On the Election

  • "You have not changed, at least," Tiburce answered; and for the first time he smiled, a little perturbingly by reason of the change in him.

    The Line of Love Dizain des Mariages

  • "You have not changed, at least," Tiburce answered, and for the first time he smiled, a little perturbingly by reason of the change in him.

    The Best Short Stories of 1919 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • They were frivolous people for the most part, though some among them were serious, and often the most frivolous were those from whom she would have expected gravity, and the serious those whom, on a first meeting, she had thought perturbingly frivolous.

    Franklin Kane

  • Among the things that Helen made her see, freshly and perturbingly, was the sheaf of friends in England of whom she had thought with such security when Miss Robinson had spoken of the London _salon_.

    Franklin Kane

  • New York film festivals, the cavernous, dilapidated movie theater where most of Brillante Mendoza's perturbingly kicky, neo-realist melodramedy takes place has drawn quick parallels to the likewise run-down theater of Tsai Ming-liang's

    GreenCine Daily

  • I find the article's suggestion that Asians and Arabs consider the study of the arts or literature evidence of "perturbingly unique thought that breeds moral suspicion" profoundly worrying.

    Latest education news, including the university guide 2010, RAE results, higher and schools news, schools tables and further education | guardian.co.uk

  • A perturbingly large number of citizens were petitioning the Security Council for confiscation of what they described as "The frozen corpses of a large number of people who were insane when they died.

    Minnesota Menage

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