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  • "I want my tea," said the old lady querulously, "isn't it half past four yet?"   (source)
    querulously = in a high-pitched whiny voice
  • The flame that not even beauty can nourish was springing up, and though his words were querulous his heart began to glow secretly.   (source)
    querulous = full of complaint
  • Because he was so intimately fond of her and so sure of her, because anger and eager hot injustices are but ways of expressing trust, Martin was irritated by her and querulous with her as he would not have endured being with any other woman, any charming Orchid.   (source)
    querulous = habitually complaining
  • "I don't know how we could manage without him," answered the elder woman, querulously.   (source)
    querulously = in a tone expressing complaint
  • Of a sudden another broke out in a querulous way like a man who has mislaid his hat. "Well, why don't they support us?"   (source)
    querulous = manner of one who complains habitually
  • I don't feel as if it was worth while to turn my hand over for anything, and I'm getting dreadfully fretful and querulous.   (source)
    querulous = habitually complaining
  • His wife became more and more querulous and ill-tempered   (source)
  • Mr. Jaggers was querulous and angry with me for having "let it slip through my fingers," and said we must memorialize by and by, and try at all events for some of it.   (source)
    querulous = complaining
  • Nothing was stirring except a brindled, grey cat, which crept from the ashes, and saluted me with a querulous mew.   (source)
  • Aching, mortified, he showed his bleeding wound and querulously addressed him: "Father Zeus, how do you take this insubordination?"   (source)
    querulously = in a tone expressing complaint
  • Had he walked in directly, a stranger, the dogs would have made a ruckus, but now when the kennel lights came on there were a few querulous woofs and then silence.†   (source)
  • "You mean the Others," Bran said querulously.†   (source)
  • Sometimes he becomes querulous, at other times philosophical; or he wishes to explain things, justify himself.†   (source)
  • came the vaguely amused, faintly querulous voice which Sol associated with these arguments.†   (source)
  • When he did speak, about the other boarders or the landlord, there was something querulous in his voice, a drawn-out note of complaint.†   (source)
  • His mother assumed that he would not want to come, that he would try to get out of it, and this made her voice, before he could say anything, querulous and complaining.†   (source)
  • "I give you my word, sir," said Thistle querulously, "there's some animal down there that is not a rabbit.†   (source)
  • When Tereza's mother realized that her aggressiveness no longer had any power over her daughter, she started writing her querulous letters, complaining about her husband, her boss, her health, her children, and assuring Tereza she was the only person left in her life.†   (source)
  • I could not control the querulous tone in my voice.†   (source)
  • "Whose cradle's that?" the sick woman's thin querulous tones arrested the man at the threshold.†   (source)
  • 'Gee whiz,' he defended himself querulously.†   (source)
  • Certain that America was going the way of imperial Rome, James Warren had turned tiresomely sour and querulous.†   (source)
  • You can't bring the girl into this house if you intend a marriage," Madame Wang said querulously.†   (source)
  • A hoarse rasping whisper—querulous, poisoned with needless ill will—his retort was freighted with all the churlish indignation of petty power.†   (source)
  • Querulous voices could already be heard demanding his presence.†   (source)
  • Unknown to Pasha, she sent money to his father, who had been deported to Siberia, helped his querulous and ailing mother, and reduced his own expenses by paying part of his board and lodging directly to his landlady.†   (source)
  • It was a very sharp attack, and because he was not used to illness, he was querulous and difficult.†   (source)
  • The child is spoiled and a bit querulous.
  • All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else.   (source)
  • He thought they would be delighted with his plan, but the querulous committee voiced only complaints.
  • Nobody wanted to work with him due to his reputation for querulousness.
  • But that period going by, she became querulous about the cold, and shivered and whimpered.   (source)
  • Pa observed querulously, "That Rosasharn is gettin' awful scary..."   (source)
  • Must he wear out all his years at the side of a bitter querulous woman?   (source)
    querulous = habitually complaining
  • As to deploring her misfortunes, she appeared to have entirely lost the recollection of ever having had any.  ... Querulousness was out of the question.  I did not even observe her voice to falter, or...   (source)
    querulousness = complaining
  • Princess Mary well knew this mood of quiet absorbed querulousness, which generally culminated in a burst of rage, and she went about all that morning as though facing a cocked and loaded gun and awaited the inevitable explosion.   (source)
    querulousness = habitual complaining
  • I wish't Johnnie was here," he said querulously.†   (source)
  • Rod said querulously, "Well, what do you think?"†   (source)
  • He worked himself relentlessly into exhaustion before the long night was over and came down with a snife the next day that sent him hurrying querulously into the medical tent to have his temperature taken by Gus and Wes and to obtain a mustard plaster and vaporizer.†   (source)
  • I say querulously.†   (source)
  • Of course I can't take your mother and the children," Buckheath objected querulously, as though she had asked him to do so.†   (source)
  • I heard myself say loudly, querulously.†   (source)
  • Grandison had seemed a pleasant fellow, less querulous than Estermont and more robust than Rosby.†   (source)
  • The Grand Maester had been especially querulous in council of late.†   (source)
  • Hell, I am querulous and old, but I must try not to lose my temper when they arrive.†   (source)
  • 'Aren't you even going to punish me?' he inquired with querulous surprise.†   (source)
  • Overhead, a hawk wheeled high in the blue, uttering his querulous cry.†   (source)
  • There was an edge of querulousness in Durrfeld's voice.†   (source)
  • Catelyn would gladly have spitted the querulous old man and roasted him over a fire, but she had only till evenfall to open the bridge.†   (source)
  • His father was querulous and stubborn, with an iron will and a wasp's tongue, but he did believe in taking care of his own.†   (source)
  • It had given him an air of wisdom, and concealed all manner of unsavory things: the loose skin dangling beneath the old man's jaw, the small querulous mouth and missing teeth, warts and wrinkles and age spots too numerous to count.†   (source)
  • The second sat close to the flames, feeding them twigs and branches and complaining of the wind in a querulous tone.†   (source)
  • In short, we are now wonderfully popular except with Bache & Co., who in his paper calls the President, old, querulous, bald, blind, crippled, toothless Adams.†   (source)
  • The closer we came to the hospital the more querulous she became and at the same time, naturally, grew more dependent on me.†   (source)
  • For a while she did not respond to the appeal she saw in his weakened and querulous face; then, realizing he would get out of bed before he was fit to walk, she said she would go.†   (source)
  • I learn about all this as the clock ticks onward toward dawn and after I get my several querulous complaints and objections out of the way.†   (source)
  • "Nur night aus Liebe weinen," mourned the querulous, lachrymal voice, the scratches on the shellac amplified, echoing from wall to wall.†   (source)
  • "Father—" The old man looked up at me and said querulously, "What— what did you say?"†   (source)
  • The metronome clicked on dreamily; the clock ticked querulously.†   (source)
  • "It does seem you might spend one night at home with your mother," she said querulously.†   (source)
  • HOPE—(querulously) Well, why don't you give the poor feller a drink and keep him quiet?†   (source)
  • Gerald was mumbling querulously and pulling away like a child.†   (source)
  • I don't know till now if I did right," he said, a little querulously.†   (source)
  • How querulously my father and I, seated side by side in my uncle's Humber, approached the avenue of Wellingtonias knowing that at the end of the drive we should find my uncle, my aunt, my Aunt Philippa, my cousin Jasper, and, of recent years, Jasper's wife and children; and besides them, perhaps already arrived, perhaps every moment expected, my wife and my children.†   (source)
  • The old man's cough rose querulously out of the dusky dawn and he said to her, "Take to my father first a bowl of hot water for his lungs.†   (source)
  • You mean that he sat there all that day in the little window where he could watch the road; probably laid the scythe down and went straight into the house where maybe the granddaughter on the pallet asked querulously what it was and he answered, 'Whut?†   (source)
  • You know I never!' until maybe the granddaughter stirred and spoke querulously again and he went and quieted her and returned to talk to himself again but careful now, quiet now since Sutpen was close enough to hear him easy, without shouting 'You know I never.†   (source)
  • MRS WARREN [querulously] Youre very rough with me, Vivie.†   (source)
  • MRS WARREN [querulously] Oh yes: everything I say is nonsense, according to you.†   (source)
  • [querulously] There now†   (source)
  • Thereafter Cornelius did not open his lips except to ask querulously for somebody to bale out his canoe, which was towing behind the long-boat.†   (source)
  • "It's all very fine to say this and that,' Mildred remarked querulously, "but it's jolly difficult for a girl to earn her living by herself; it doesn't make it any easier when she's got a baby.'†   (source)
  • She gave another chuckle, and interrupted it to say almost querulously: "It's a pity she didn't marry you; I always told her so.†   (source)
  • On our right a line of light marked the door of the room which had sent its ray across the night; and behind the door I heard a woman's voice droning querulously.†   (source)
  • His Chinese house is by the fire; and he lies within it, on his bed of flannel, querulously trying to sleep.†   (source)
  • It was his last demonstration for that time; as, after shedding some more tears and querulously complaining that he couldn't breathe, he slowly fell into a slumber.†   (source)
  • Even as he spoke, Wart noticed that the hound music was weaker and more querulous.†   (source)
  • So, looking into the old man's face, answering his querulous questions, I said, "Oh, nothing.†   (source)
  • Why did not Maxim come and bring Rebecca?' replied the thin, querulous voice.†   (source)
  • But he notices that his thinking sounds querulous, like the peaceful whining of a querulous woman who is not even listening to herself; then he finds that he is preparing his usual hearty breakfast, and he stops quite still, clicking his tongue as, though in displeasure.†   (source)
  • They just heard him moving inside the dark house, then they heard the granddaughter's voice, fretful and querulous: 'Who is it?†   (source)
  • But this was too much for Mr. Hempseed's querulous philosophy.†   (source)
  • He had found the old lady depressed and querulous.†   (source)
  • Again the sick man's voice became querulous.†   (source)
  • "Now some Beethoven" called Cecil, when the querulous beauty of the music had died.†   (source)
  • The women were often querulous and ill-tempered.†   (source)
  • But that period going by, she became querulous about the cold, and shivered and whimpered.†   (source)
  • "A strange old piece, ye say!" interposed the maltster, in a querulous voice.†   (source)
  • He looked up in Tom's face with a querulous desire for some assurance.†   (source)
  • Her father was a little impatient, and a little querulous.†   (source)
  • Mrs Warren loses her ease of manner and takes refuge in querulousness.]†   (source)
  • "Have the men been saying their hands are sore, Minnie?" she asked, in the faint, querulous voice that would not give in.†   (source)
  • In the middle of the hall the prefect of the college sodality was speaking earnestly, in a soft querulous voice, with a boarder.†   (source)
  • There was the ghastly, stinking crush of the subway—the car cards thrusting themselves at one, leering out like dull bores who grab your arm with another story; the querulous worry as to whether some one isn't leaning on you; a man deciding not to give his seat to a woman, hating her for it; the woman hating him for not doing it; at worst a squalid phantasmagoria of breath, and old cloth on human bodies and the smells of the food men ate—at best just people—too hot or too cold, tired, worried.†   (source)
  • And finally getting her after a troublesome and impatient half-hour, he heard her voice, thin and rather querulous as it seemed to him at first, but really only because of a poor connection, saying: "Hello, Clyde, hello.†   (source)
  • But he had never got on well with old Parry, that querulous, weak-kneed old man, Clarissa's father, Justin Parry.†   (source)
  • He was interested in the human side of that struggle to express something which was so obscure in the man's mind that he was become morbid and querulous.†   (source)
  • The squareness of his head and a reasonable breadth of shoulders saved him from any appearance of effeminacy or of that querulous timidity which artistic young gentlemen call Sensitiveness.†   (source)
  • She sat opposite the window, and the pale light reflected from the banks of snow made her face look more than usually drawn and bloodless, sharpened the three parallel creases between ear and cheek, and drew querulous lines from her thin nose to the corners of her mouth.†   (source)
  • She said all this in an even, querulous tone, as though she were recounting the injustices of fate, which had to be borne as part of the natural order of things.†   (source)
  • "Oh, Matt, I thought we'd fetched it," he moaned; and far off, up the hill, he heard the sorrel whinny, and thought: "I ought to be getting him his feed..." ...... ...... ...... THE QUERULOUS DRONE ceased as I entered Frome's kitchen, and of the two women sitting there I could not tell which had been the speaker.†   (source)
  • It was small, ugly, and querulous.†   (source)
  • Lisbeth was going on, for she was not at all afraid of Seth, and usually poured into his ears all the querulousness which was repressed by her awe of Adam.†   (source)
  • Mr. Touchett let his phrase die away in a helpless but not quite querulous sigh and remained silent again.†   (source)
  • Uttering a low querulous growl, the speaker, whose harsh countenance was the very epitome of selfishness, raked the scanty fire nearly out of the grate, and, emptying the glass which Noggs had pushed towards him, inquired where he kept his coals.†   (source)
  • "Fruits from the Pedius—genuine—such as the singers of Antioch take of mornings to restore the waste of their voices," the dealer answers, in a querulous nasal tone.†   (source)
  • The jeweller began eating his supper, and the woman, who was ordinarily so querulous and indifferent to all who approached her, was suddenly transformed into the most smiling and attentive hostess.†   (source)
  • Her bed was placed close by the door which opened into his chamber, and she was alive at the slightest noise or disturbance from the couch of the querulous invalid.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Bennet was restored to her usual querulous serenity; and, by the middle of June, Kitty was so much recovered as to be able to enter Meryton without tears; an event of such happy promise as to make Elizabeth hope that by the following Christmas she might be so tolerably reasonable as not to mention an officer above once a day, unless, by some cruel and malicious arrangement at the War Office, another regiment should be quartered in Meryton.†   (source)
  • A man of genius, of an ardent temperament, reckless of physical laws, self-indulgent, becomes presently unfortunate, querulous, a "discomfortable cousin," a thorn to himself and to others.†   (source)
  • Her tone was now querulous and her lip drawn up, giving her not a joyful, but an animal, squirrel-like expression.†   (source)
  • For the rest he looked for lighthearted pleasure and propriety, and was very thankful when he found them, but if he met with antagonism and querulousness he at once retired into his separate fenced-off world of official duties, where he found satisfaction.†   (source)
  • Poor Mrs Nickleby, accustomed to give ready utterance to whatever came uppermost in her mind, had never conceived the possibility of her daughter's dwelling upon these thoughts in secret, the more especially as no hard trial or querulous reproach had ever drawn them from her.†   (source)
  • But Adam did not come down again; he was too weary and worn-out to encounter more of his mother's querulous grief, and he went to rest on his bed.†   (source)
  • Russell Square was the boundary of her prison: she might walk thither occasionally, but was always back to sleep in her cell at night; to perform cheerless duties; to watch by thankless sick-beds; to suffer the harassment and tyranny of querulous disappointed old age.†   (source)
  • "What!" said Lisbeth, taking the cup and speaking in a less querulous tone, "had ye got no feyther and mother, then, as ye war so sorry about your aunt?"†   (source)
  • Amelia bore her harshness quite gently; smoothed the uneasy pillow; was always ready with a soft answer to the watchful, querulous voice; soothed the sufferer with words of hope, such as her pious simple heart could best feel and utter, and closed the eyes that had once looked so tenderly upon her.†   (source)
  • Who is this bent lady, supporting herself by a stick, and showing me a countenance in which there are some traces of old pride and beauty, feebly contending with a querulous, imbecile, fretful wandering of the mind?†   (source)
  • He passed into the next room, and the deep, querulous sounds of his voice were at once heard from there.†   (source)
  • But this presence of Dinah in his mind only helped him to bear the better with his mother's mood, which had been becoming more and more querulous for the last hour.†   (source)
  • She slaved, toiled, patched, and mended, sang and played backgammon, read out the newspaper, cooked dishes, for old Sedley, walked him out sedulously into Kensington Gardens or the Brompton Lanes, listened to his stories with untiring smiles and affectionate hypocrisy, or sat musing by his side and communing with her own thoughts and reminiscences, as the old man, feeble and querulous, sunned himself on the garden benches and prattled about his wrongs or his sorrows.†   (source)
  • "Remember this, Prince Andrew, if they kill you it will hurt me, your old father..." he paused unexpectedly, and then in a querulous voice suddenly shrieked: "but if I hear that you have not behaved like a son of Nicholas Bolkonski, I shall be ashamed!"†   (source)
  • I wonder—' Such a vista of wonder opened out before her, that she sat looking up at the stars, quite lost, until Maggy was querulous again, and wanted to get up and walk.†   (source)
  • "On the contrary," he said, in a querulous and angry tone that contrasted with his flattering words, "on the contrary, your excellency's participation in the common action is highly valued by His Majesty; but we think the present delay is depriving the splendid Russian troops and their commander of the laurels they have been accustomed to win in their battles," he concluded his evidently prearranged sentence.†   (source)
  • They smooth pillows; and make arrowroot; they get up at nights; they bear complaints and querulousness; they see the sun shining out of doors and don't want to go abroad; they sleep on arm-chairs and eat their meals in solitude; they pass long long evenings doing nothing, watching the embers, and the patient's drink simmering in the jug; they read the weekly paper the whole week through; and Law's Serious Call or the Whole Duty of Man suffices them for literature for the year—and we quarrel with them because, when their relations come to see them once a week, a little gin is smuggled in in their linen basket.†   (source)
  • Women who are never bitter and resentful are often the most querulous; and if Solomon was as wise as he is reputed to be, I feel sure that when he compared a contentious woman to a continual dropping on a very rainy day, he had not a vixen in his eye—a fury with long nails, acrid and selfish.†   (source)
  • The early days of gloom at the Hall Farm had been gradually turned into soft moonlight by her presence; and in the cottage, too, for she had come at every spare moment to soothe and cheer poor Lisbeth, who had been stricken with a fear that subdued even her querulousness at the sight of her darling Adam's grief-worn face.†   (source)
  • A querulous newborn female infant crying to cause and lessen congestion.†   (source)
  • Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,
    Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
    Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
    Strong and content I travel the open road.†   (source)
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