Usage examples for perversion

  1. We should recognize the beauty and power of the things of this world as servants to our highest law; it is only the perversion of those things that is to be renounced. – A Man of the World by Annie Payson Call
  2. It has been maintained that Browning's interpretation of the spiritual significance of the drama is a beautiful perversion of the purpose of the Greek poet; that Admetos needs no purification; that in accepting his wife's offer to be his substitute in dying, the king was no craven but a king who recognised duty to the state as his highest duty. – Robert Browning by Edward Dowden
  3. The perversion is of ancient standing, undeniably. – Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang