In other words, he was an inversion of the gay maxim “Butch on the streets, queen in the sheets,” a.k.a. “a top.”
And what if the family and community collude in this inversion?
The paranoid anti-communism of the Palmer Raids, in other words, represented an inversion of the jingoism spawned by war.
But this is an inversion of Zionism, not its natural outgrowth.
This is the kind of inversion of history that conservatives attack when perpetrated by the left.
The commonest rhythmical licences are inversion of accent and initial truncation.
This is so to speak an inversion of sadism as regards cause and effect.
What is remarkable in the scenery is, that its sublimity is an inversion of the sublimity of almost all other grand scenery.
We often meet with pederasty without a trace of inversion of the sexual appetite.
The marked tendency to inversion in the French royal family at this time is well known.
inversion in·ver·sion (ĭn-vûr'zhən, -shən)
The act of inverting or the state of being inverted.
Conversion of a substance in which the direction of optical rotation is reversed.
The taking on of the gender role of the opposite sex.
Homosexuality. Used in psychology.
A chromosomal defect in which a segment of the chromosome breaks off and reattaches in the reverse direction.
A departure from the normal effect of altitude on a meteorological property, especially an atmospheric condition in which the air temperature rises with increasing altitude. ◇ A layer of air that is warmer than the air below it is called an inversion layer. Such a layer traps the surface air in place and prevents dispersion of any pollutants it contains.