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pert -- as in: pert nose
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Gone with the Wind
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  • With old gentlemen, a girl was pert and saucy and almost, but not quite, flirtatious, so that the old fools’ vanities would be tickled.
  • This was one time when she knew she couldn’t wiggle out of her punishment by sitting on his knee and being sweet and pert.
  • Seeing Gerald’s puzzled hurt face, she patted his knee again and managed an imitation of the pert smile he used to love.
  • He loved her pertness, her high spirits and the quaint sweet manner she had of showing her love for him.

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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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