Why, this it is to be a peevish girl That flies her fortune when it follows her.
No, trust me; she is peevish, sullen, froward, Proud, disobedient, stubborn, lacking duty; Neither regarding that she is my child Nor fearing me as if I were her father; And, may I say to thee, this pride of hers, Upon advice, hath drawn my love from her; And, where I thought the remnant of mine age Should have been cherish’d by her childlike duty, I now am full resolv’d to take a wife And turn her out to who will take her in.
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"She’s an emu-raffe, which is a bit like a donkey and a giraffe put together, only with fewer legs and a peevish temper.
Ransom Riggs -- Hollow City
The cold seemed to rouse her a little and she looked around peevishly, shivering.