Usage examples for perturbation

  1. Hearing a noise in the outer room, and not expecting his master's return for at least a couple of hours, he hurried out in some perturbation, with the trousers flung across his arm- to find the Commandant kneeling at his devotions. – Major Vigoureux by A. T. Quiller-Couch
  2. " I haena seen the bairn," replied David, in repressed perturbation. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  3. I debated in my mind a moment whether I had better urge her to let me speak to Kendricks after all; but I forbore, and in the morning I waited about in much perturbation, after I had sent Miss Gage to her, until I could know the result of their interview. – An Open-Eyed Conspiracy--An Idyl of Saratoga by William Dean Howells
  4. Neither haste nor perturbation in the voice that asked me: " What has happened?" – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins
  5. Adrian began to pace the room in greater perturbation. – The Light of Scarthey by Egerton Castle
  6. The feeling of anxiety that had oppressed her on the evening of gloom when she had first seen her was transformed into a soft and delightful perturbation. – Franklin Kane by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  7. He wandered on and on in growing wonder and perturbation. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  8. But there was absolutely no sign there of any perturbation. – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson
  9. They, of course, connected the stranger's arrival with the mysterious letter and the captain's perturbation of the day. – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  10. Mr. Medlicott was now silent, almost choking with perturbation. – The Point of View by Elinor Glyn
  11. The native now showed signs of much perturbation, stopping frequently and listening. – Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion by G. A. Henty
  12. Turning on her heel, the stout girl marched off, leaving the two girls in a state of complete perturbation. – Grace Harlowe's First Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower
  13. He was in an extreme perturbation. – The Crofton Boys by Harriet Martineau
  14. His perturbation seemed strange. – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  15. Henry Blaine paced the floor for a time in undisguised perturbation. – The Crevice by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  16. Thinking thus, Leicester rapidly, but cautiously, made his way back to Tom, whom he found in a state of the greatest mental perturbation, owing to his prolonged absence. – The Voyage of the Aurora by Harry Collingwood
  17. In some perturbation lest the man might be calling her bird away, Dennet descended the steps. – The Armourer's Prentices by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  18. He had thought she would have exhibited perturbation. – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer