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  • v  disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill
  • v  disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom
    The electrons were perturbed by the passing ion
  • v  cause a celestial body to deviate from a theoretically regular orbital motion, especially as a result of interposed or extraordinary gravitational pull
    The orbits of these stars were perturbed by the passings of a comet
  • v  throw into great confusion or disorder
    Fundamental Islamicists threaten to perturb the social order in Algeria and Egypt

  • The rumours of the riot spread like wildfire and it perturbed the good order of the town.
  • Helicopters buzzed overhead, but that didn't much perturb the sentry their sound had filled Uruzgan's night sky for the past two weeks.
  • What starts as a morbid parlor game becomes a mesmerizing and grandly entertaining meditation on how horrifically humanity has managed to perturb our little planet, and with .
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  • Monterey Manager - Well done!
    December 20, 2013 If there were a Hall of Fame for city managers, there’s no doubt Monterey’s Fred Meurer would be in it! Meurer leaves his post at the end of next week after serving as Monterey’s City Manager for 22 years. The average run for a city manager today is five to seven years. That’s just enough time to stir things up, make a few positive changes, likely perturb too many people while ...
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  • Anton Oliver in
    If you get into them physically and take away the physical component of their game, it doesn't actually perturb them that much,explained Oliver. "Teams (like England and France) hang too much of the mental aspect of their game on their...
  • Roger Lemerre in
    My first concern is the result, we have to do everything in order to not perturb the preparations for our second matchsaid Lemerre.

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