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pert -- as in: pert nose
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  • When she protested to Vida, "The young do the work while these old ones sit around and interrupt us and gag with hate because they’re too feeble to do anything but hate," then Vida turned on her: "If you can’t be reverent, at least don’t be so pert and opinionated, now when men and women are dying.

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  • —to turn into some pert-mouthed, strident angry-girl.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Celaena rapped a finger on the queen’s pert nose.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass

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