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petulant
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The Fountainhead
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  • He said it simply, guilelessly, in a little petulant whine.
  • Neil spoke petulantly about the state of the world, about crying over spilt milk, change as a law of existence, adaptability, and the importance of getting in on the ground floor.
  • He said, petulantly, assuming the tone of an authority he could never have exercised: "That boy of yours, Guy, that Keating fellow, he’s getting to be impossible.

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  • She stomped her foot like a petulant child.
  • She is petulant by nature and was clearly insulted by the question.

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