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Definitioneasily irritated or annoyed
- I wondered peevishly why they couldn't put her anywhere else instead of quartering her on me.Chapters 19-21 (56% in)
- 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.Chapters 49-51 (75% in)
- 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.Chapters 63-64 (80% in)
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