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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • Mitya persisted, like a peevish child.
  • "You are stupid, awfully stupid," said Ivan peevishly.
  • The rascals won’t let us sit in peace after dinner," he snapped peevishly, as the servants promptly withdrew at his word.

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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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