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Sample sentences for the GRE study word perversion

perversion can be used as a noun

1.I saw in this that I, too, was tormented by a perversion of ingenuity, even while the prize was reserved for me. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
2.Of these the first and second were extremely condensed, while the last is, as I shall now show, an absolute perversion of the facts. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
3.Among other things, I hold painfully in mind a certain singular perversion and amplification of the wild air of the last waltz of Von Weber. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
4.No change, no degradation, no perversion of humanity, in any grade, through all the mysteries of wonderful creation, has monsters half so horrible and dread. - from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
5.the perversions of States and of the individuals who correspond to them are reviewed in succession and the nature of pleasure and the principle of tyranny are further analysed in the individual man. - from The Republic by Plato

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