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used in The Sunlight Dialogues

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easily irritated or annoyed
  • "The Indians," he said testily.
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (14% in)
  • He revelled in his illness and his jealousy both, and pretended to himself that both were considerably worse than they were, and he said to himself, with a testy curl of the lip, that he would think about "that other" sometime when he was better, his heart not breaking in two, as it was just now, and his nose not plugged.
    17 — Benson versus Boyle (4% in)
  • "And don't ask me how I know either," Clumly said testily.
    23 — E silentio (78% in)

There are no more uses of "testy" in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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