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Shown by surprise, you may be annoyed
Perused with intent, you may regret
Observed on this site, you may verify
Inclined on an airplane, you may have seen

Hint:

Hint

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I think the word all the lines are pointing at is

SPOILER.

Shown by surprise, you may be annoyed

... although I believe research actually shows that people generally enjoy books, movies, etc., more after being "spoiled".

Perused with intent, you may regret

Same meaning as the foregoing.

Observed on this site, you may verify

As for instance in the hint above.

Inclined on an airplane, you may have seen

These.

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  • $\begingroup$ Well done! The main intent for this puzzle was actually to get a legitimate reason to use the contents of the hint as the hint :) $\endgroup$ – Avi Dec 20 '19 at 20:32

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