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Word: perversion

Definition: corruption; turning from right to wrong


Sentences Containing 'perversion'

Andrew Clark of the "Financial Times" stated that the "only reason we find this slick perversion of Orwell on the Covent Garden stage is because super-rich Maazel bought his way there by stumping up the production costs," while Rupert Christiansen in the "Daily Telegraph" dismissed it as "operatic fast food."
Other scholars claim that, by presenting their perversion as supernatural, or at least pathological, horror films precisely contribute to perpetuating those institutions.
Perversion of the Course of Justice case.
The first song to be released from the album was "The 'Sweetest Girl'", described by Green ahead of its release as "a perversion and an extension of lovers rock".
They know that terrorist acts in the name of Islam are a perversion of their most sacred beliefs, and the actions of a few should not characterize the whole."

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