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petulant
used in Selected Tales by Poe

2 uses
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Definition
unreasonably annoyed or upset

or:

easily annoyed or upset
  • His manner at these moments was frigid and abstract; his eyes were vacant in expression; while his voice, usually a rich tenor, rose into a treble which would have sounded petulantly but for the deliberateness and entire distinctness of the enunciation.
    4 — The Murders in the Rue Morgue (14% in)
  • You kept your eyes upon the ground—glancing, with a petulant expression, at the holes and ruts in the pavement, (so that I saw you were still thinking of the stones,) until we reached the little alley called Lamartine, which has been paved, by way of experiment, with the overlapping and riveted blocks.
    4 — The Murders in the Rue Morgue (20% in)

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