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peevish
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Middlemarch
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  • "Walter, you never mean to tell me that you have allowed all this to go on without inquiry into Mr. Lydgate’s prospects?" said Mrs. Bulstrode, opening her eyes with wider gravity at her brother, who was in his peevish warehouse humor.
  • ) "Oh—it means—you must think what you mean," said Ben, rather peevishly.

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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.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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