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Definitionhabitually complaining — especially in a high-pitched whiny voice
- As to deploring her misfortunes, she appeared to have entirely lost the recollection of ever having had any. ... Querulousness was out of the question. I did not even observe her voice to falter, or...Chapters 31-33 (29% in)
querulousness = complaining
- His Chinese house is by the fire; and he lies within it, on his bed of flannel, querulously trying to sleep.Chapters 52-54 (64% in)
- Who is this bent lady, supporting herself by a stick, and showing me a countenance in which there are some traces of old pride and beauty, feebly contending with a querulous, imbecile, fretful wandering of the mind?Chapters 63-64 (76% in)
There are no more uses of "querulous" in David Copperfield.
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