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to alter the settled state or position of

to trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations

to break up the order or progress of

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change the arrangement or position of

tamper with

destroy the peace or tranquility of

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damage as if by shaking or jarring

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One viewer said: "As a registered psychotherapist, I wish to protest that this image is disturbingly psychotic.
Most disturbingly, we often see ourselves, and thus occupy the roles of actor and audience simultaneously.
Williams showed up in Massachusetts in 1631 and immediately mixed it up with the theocrats there, staking controversial positions on hotly debated questions such as the presence of a disturbingly papal cross on the flag of England.
The going at York has been disturbingly unsatisfactory throughout most of the season.
Aside from an admission on the part of the Bush administration that it thinks global warming is a real concern, the move serves as the perfect foil for the disturbingly draconian Kyoto Accord.
In the most disturbingly direct segment of the evening, she vividly related the story of a kindergarten classmate who brands her a "nigger.
More disturbingly, sexually active girls are twice as likely as sexually active boys to report having had oral sex to avoid intercourse.
Satan is disturbingly real: the scene in which he has his demon-children herd and cuss the apostate Judas onto the corpse of a decayed lamb, whose bell-rope then becomes the instrument of his suicide, shows evil's sick, unsmiling parody of the good.
Watkins' evidence, that is, seems disturbingly close to the Platonic argument against democracy: namely, that too many of the people can be fooled too much of the time.
Corb's strangeness seemed merely personal, Rossi's familiar forms looked disturbingly surreal, and VSBA's populism was all too obviously elitism in disguise.
Disturbingly, these results further suggest that "low-level exposure .
A provocative satire on the impact of the publishing industry on the authority, authenticity, and agency of autonomous, non-conventional contemporary African American novelists in particular and on the double-consciousness of middle-class African Americans in general, Erasure is probably Everett's most wryly humorous and disturbingly semi-autobiographcal and metafictional novel.
It's a new situation, but one that has become disturbingly familiar.
Biotope (Merwan Chabane, 2001) disturbingly compares human behaviour in the Paris Metro with that of animal wildlife, and Freedub 1 (Stephane Elmadjian, 2002) states, "animal is a man endowed with reason," and then shows endless library shots of soldiers marching toward each other from dozens of different countries.
Perhaps most disturbingly, the practice of lynching was intertwined with the mythology of the sex-craved black buck, the equally mythological virginal white woman, and the fear of the cataclysm that would ensue should the two so much as exchange eye contact.