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petulant
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Moby Dick
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  • No murmur, no impatience, no petulance did come from him.
  • …up that uncontaminated aroma,—literally and truly, like the smell of spring violets; I declare to you, that for the time I lived as in a musky meadow; I forgot all about our horrible oath; in that inexpressible sperm, I washed my hands and my heart of it; I almost began to credit the old Paracelsan superstition that sperm is of rare virtue in allaying the heat of anger; while bathing in that bath, I felt divinely free from all ill-will, or petulance, or malice, of any sort whatsoever.

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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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