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used in Wuthering Heights

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unreasonably annoyed or upset


easily annoyed or upset
  • At other times, she would turn petulantly away, and hide her face in her hands, or even push him off angrily; and then he took care to let her alone, for he was certain of doing no good.
    Chapter 15 (18% in)
petulantly = with unreasonable anger or upset
  • 'Oh, Nelly!' she added petulantly, jerking her head away from my hands, 'you've combed my hair quite out of curl!'
    Chapter 8 (63% in)
  • If that creature knew how bitter, he'd be ashamed to cloud its removal with idle petulance.
    Chapter 10 (54% in)
  • Now, let us have no petulance.
    Chapter 18 (52% in)
  • I set the extinguisher on the flame, receiving as I did so a slap on my hand and a petulant 'cross thing!'
    Chapter 21 (79% in)

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