aberration


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an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image

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We will make a clean sweep of all these psychological points, of a suspicion against you, so that your crime will appear to have been something like an aberration, for in truth it was an aberration.
Ryde insisted strongly on the doctrines of the Reformation, visited his flock a great deal in their own homes, and was severe in rebuking the aberrations of the flesh--put a stop, indeed, to the Christmas rounds of the church singers, as promoting drunkenness and too light a handling of sacred things.
Archer's serene unimaginativeness rested easily in the accepted and familiar, Janey was subject to starts and aberrations of fancy welling up from springs of suppressed romance.
Hence a thousand optical illusions, a thousand aberrations of judgment, a thousand deviations, in which his thought strayed, now mad, now idiotic.
Captain Doane worked hard, pursuing the sun in its daily course through the sky, by the equation of time correcting its aberrations due to the earth's swinging around the great circle of its orbit, and charting Sumner lines innumerable, working assumed latitudes for position until his head grew dizzy.
And since no difference is less easily overcome than the difference of opinion about semi-abstract questions, they never agreed in any opinion, and had long, indeed, been accustomed to jeer without anger, each at the other's incorrigible aberrations.
His underlying notion is that before the onset of symptoms, there was a long period of clinical latency during which some aberration must have occurred.
As the media "has grown in size and evolved over the years some aberration shave also crept in, but the good thing is that these aberrations are being discussed and debated.
Dismissing seven petitions filed in the backdrop of the December 16, 2012 gruesome gang rape in Delhi, the court said it would not be wise on its part to deviate from the provisions of the law which represented the collective wisdom of Parliament and stressed that the incident was an aberration.
He contends that the discourse of errancy and aberration offers a new understanding of Enlightenment rationality and modernity; Enlightenment Aberrations thus ranges far beyond the domain of epistemology, to explore the construction of political errancy in revolutionary and post-revolutionary culture and trace the contours of "modem error.
We view the last few years as something of an aberration in the apartment market," said Dougal M.
His experiences as a correspondent in various war zones (Bosnia, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Ethiopia) have convinced him that the war is not an aberration and that leaders, politicians and executives must plan for it with the urgency of a hungry man, as Sun Tzu wrote.
The worst aberration being the fact that the proposed new ward boundaries are to move our parish church, St Peter's, into the Quinton ward.