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PERTURBATION. This is a technical word which signifies disturbance, or infringement of a right. It is usually applied to the disturbance of pews, or seats in a church. In the ecclesiastical courts actions for these disturbances are technically called "suits for perturbation of seat." 1 Phillim. 323. Vide Pew.

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I was very curious to know what I had said or done to cause her so much perturbation a moment before and so I continued to importune her to enlighten me.
It was this last suggestion that caused her the greatest perturbation.
what perturbation and what evil thoughts, not seeing underneath the sorrows of impermanence, the impurity, the unreality
I was a terrible dreamer, I would dream for three months on end, tucked away in my corner, and you may believe me that at those moments I had no resemblance to the gentleman who, in the perturbation of his chicken heart, put a collar of German beaver on his great-coat.
With backward looks of perturbation, they hastened.
While these newly-born notions were passing in their heads, the perturbation of Elizabeth's feelings was at every moment increasing.
Nevertheless, even in my present state of perturbation, I protest that I feel happy.
The cousin who was travelling towards them could hardly have less than visited their agitated spirits--one all happiness, the other all varying and indescribable perturbation.
He was beginning, then, to dart at them glances full of mistrust and uneasiness, inviting Anne of Austria to throw perturbation in the midst of the unlawful assembly, when, suddenly, Bernouin, entering from behind the tapestry of the bedroom, whispered in the ear of Mazarin, "Monseigneur, an envoy from his majesty, the king of England.
Little did I imagine, my dear Mother, when I sent off my last letter, that the delightful perturbation of spirits I was then in would undergo so speedy, so melancholy a reverse.
When Edgar began to question him on the subject regarding which he had sent for him, old Simon exhibited much perturbation.
As he walked his pace showed perturbation, and by-and-by, as if instigated by a former thought, he drew from his pocket a small book, between the leaves of which was folded a letter, worn and soiled, as from much re-reading.

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