- 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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