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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • ’Mighty fine certainly,’ said Ralph, with great testiness.
  • ’Yes, we know all about that, sir,’ interrupted Ralph, testily.
  • ’Devil a bit,’ replied Squeers testily.
  • ’What does the idiot mean?’ cried Ralph, testily.
  • ’Why, who the devil should there be?’ retorted Ralph, testily.
  • ’He did it cheap!’ retorted Ralph, testily; ’yes, and he did it well, and carries it off with a hypocritical face and a sanctified air, but you!
  • ’Well,’ said Ralph, testily; ’yes!

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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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