And Garnache cursed this pertness of hers which was serving to dare him on.
Then, mindful of her manners, she tempered the pertness with a smile.
The Lords do not encourage wit, and so are obliged to put up with pertness.
The pertness of tone and words, alike, fanned his father's resentment into a blaze.
His pertness is all in his appearance; never did looks so belie a timid ...