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petulant
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Wuthering Heights
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  • At other times, she would turn petulantly away, and hide her face in her hands, or even push him off angrily; and then he took care to let her alone, for he was certain of doing no good.
  • ’Oh, Nelly!’ she added petulantly, jerking her head away from my hands, ’you’ve combed my hair quite out of curl!’
  • If that creature knew how bitter, he’d be ashamed to cloud its removal with idle petulance.
  • Now, let us have no petulance.
  • I set the extinguisher on the flame, receiving as I did so a slap on my hand and a petulant ’cross thing!’

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  • She stomped her foot like a petulant child.
  • She is petulant by nature and was clearly insulted by the question.

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