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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishperversionper‧ver‧sion /pəˈvɜːʃən, -ʒən $ pərˈvɜːrʒən/ noun [countable, uncountable]  1 SYa type of sexual behaviour that is considered unnatural and unacceptable2 HARM/BE BAD FORthe process of changing something that is natural and good into something that is unnatural and wrong, or the result of such a changeperversion of a perversion of the true meaning of democracy
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perversionThe contributions, the large sums of money from foreign contributors, are a perversion of the system.Their views have been condemned as a perversion of Christ's teachings.Darwin could not be taught in the schools; but a perversion of Darwin could be practiced in real life.Gibson illustrates with humour the kinship between capitalism and perversion.Right knowledge was a necessary safeguard against the immorality and perversion which stemmed from ignorance.It is tragic, therefore, if the cultural ambience provides too easily for perversion.Or was some conditioning or perversion happening to make otherwise decent men into bad people?
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