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Word: peevish

Definition: bad-tempered; irritable; V. peeve: make angry


Sentences Containing 'peevish'

``I know that, to be sure,''assented Mr. Lorry, trying to persuade himself that his sweet temper was soured, and that he grumbled,``but I am determined to be peevish after my long day's botheration.
Chapter21The discussion of Mr. Collins's offer was now nearly at an end, and Elizabeth had only to suffer from the uncomfortable feelings necessarily attending it, and occasionally from some peevish allusions of her mother.
A person of an obliging disposition gives a peevish answer: But he has the toothache, or has not dined.
Betwixt you and me, Mas'r Davy--and you, ma'am--wen Mrs. Gummidge takes to wimicking,'--our old country word for crying,--'she's liable to be considered to be, by them as didn't know the old 'un, peevish-like.
Indeed it is Julia Mills, peevish and fine, with a black man to carry cards and letters to her on a golden salver, and a copper-coloured woman in linen, with a bright handkerchief round her head, to serve her Tiffin in her dressing-room.
They were not only opinionative, peevish, covetous, morose, vain, talkative, but incapable of friendship, and dead to all natural affection, which never descended below their grandchildren.

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