And then she would pout like a disappointed child; a pensive cloud would soften her radiant vivacity; she would withdraw her hand hastily from his, and turn in transient petulance from his aspect, at once so heroic and so martyr-like.
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She stomped her foot like a petulant child.
She is petulant by nature and was clearly insulted by the question.