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  • —Bombast! the professor broke in testily.
  • Testily he made room for himself beside long John Fanning’s flank and passed in and up the stairs.
  • The young sparks, it is true, were as full of extravagancies as overgrown children: the words of their tumultuary discussions were difficultly understood and not often nice: their testiness and outrageous mots were such that his intellects resiled from: nor were they scrupulously sensible of the proprieties though their fund of strong animal spirits spoke in their behalf.

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  • She gets a little testy when she hasn’t had enough sleep.
  • Anybody who comes here ends up getting . . . testy.
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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